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Return Sightseeing Gondola Ride

Journey through the clouds on a return trip (one ride up, one ride down) on the Sky Waka to the Knoll Ridge Chalet. Sightseeing passengers are not permitted to carry ski & ride equipment onto the gondola.

The Pinnacles Restaurant

For manual bookings or for those of 10 people or more, please contact us to book! Please include the following details with your request:

  • Full Name
  • Contact number
  • Date of booking
  • Preferred seating time
  • Number of guests
  • Any dietary requirements
  • Whether you hold a current Life Pass or Season Pass

Gondola & Lunch at The Pinnacles Restaurant (Ngā Tohu)

Head up to the top of the mountain in the Sky Waka Gondola for a buffet lunch at the award-winning Knoll Ridge Chalet’s The Pinnacles restaurant. A great place to enjoy the spectacular views while you rest your legs and refuel for your afternoon adventures.

Gondola & Afternoon Tea at The Pinnacles Restaurant (Ngā Tohu)

Wind down with a scenic gondola ride to the Knoll Ridge Chalet to enjoy afternoon tea at the Pinnacles restaurant. Indulge in a selection of cakes with your tea or coffee.

Gondola & Dinner at The Pinnacles Restaurant (Ngā Tohu)

Experience an evening on the maunga like no other with a ride on the Sky Waka gondola to The Pinnacles restaurant at the award-winning Knoll Ridge Chalet. With floor-to-ceiling windows for a memorable dining experience with a stunning view of the spectacular landscape.

Gondola & Breakfast at The Pinnacles Restaurant (Ngā Tohu)

Available during ski season only

Book at Customer Relations Office at base area or at The Pinnacles Restaurant
Start your day off right with a gondola ride to Knoll Ridge Chalet for a buffet breakfast at the Pinnacles Restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the valley below through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Sky Waka and Rafting Combo

Sky Waka Gondola and Whitewater

Experience two of the best Taupo & Ruapehu activities in one awesome Combo. Cruise past waterfalls and volcanic terrain 1.8km through the stunning landscapes of Mt Ruapehu. Complete this epic combo with the top-rated rafting trip on the Tongariro River with Tongariro River Rafting. This rafting trip is a perfect mixture of screams, splashes and stunning scenery.

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Sky Waka and Family Rafting Combo

Sky Waka Gondola and Family Rafting

Enjoy this amazing combo bursting with family fun. Firstly jump onboard the Sky Waka gondola and accend into the clounds and discover the mountain peaks of Mt Ruapehu. Enjoy some short walks and stunning photo opportunities from the top. Secondly, let Tongariro River Rafting take you on a family adventure you won't forget. Experience their best rated family rafting trip on the Tongariro – The Grade 2 Family Floats adventure and cruise down the tumbling soft waters of the lower Tongariro. This amazing adventure can be completed in one fun filled day or spread across two to extend the enjoyment.

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Sky Waka and Cave Combo

Sky and Cave Combo

Combine the most breathtaking sights New Zealand has to offer, way above and below ground with this epic combo. Descend into the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves and glide by boat under a galaxy of glowworms before heading to ancient Ruakuri Cave. Complete your exploration combo and ride the sky on the Sky Waka gondola up to the stunning Ruapehu peaks and take in the breathtaking views and relax amonst the clouds.

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