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Sky Waka Summer Sightseeing

Open daily 10am - 4pm

Sky Waka returns for summer sightseeing from 12th December 2020.
We have great rates all summer long from 12th December - 2nd May (Closed Christmas Day)

We kick off the summer season with Locals Weekend on 12th & 13th December. In aid of Greenlea Rescue Helicopter.

$20 Adults and $10 Youth tickets for Ruapehu and Taupo district residents! Why not also treat yourself to a delicious buffet lunch at The Pinnacles restaurant for only $20 extra. Reserve your table in advance HERE

Proof of address required for discounted tickets. Purchase on mountain at Whakapapa - T&C's apply.

Return Sightseeing Gondola Ride

Summer Sightseeing begins 12th December 2020!

Journey through the clouds on a return trip (one ride up, one ride down) on the Sky Waka to the Knoll Ridge Chalet.

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Sky Waka Gondola & Pinnacles Lunch Combo

Available from 12th December 2020

Buy tickets upon arrival at Whakapapa.

Extend your day of exploration and dine above the clouds at The Pinnacles Restaurant, NZ's highest, at the top of the Sky Waka gondola, 2020m above sea level with a combo ticket.

Combine your Sky Waka ticket with Lunch & save! Choose from two lunch sittings: 11:00 - 12:30 OR 13:00 - 14:30.

Reserve your table in advance HERE

Special On Site Purchases

Travel in style with the Sky Waka and treat yourself to lunch at The Pinnacles with our special pass holder rates or upgrade your Sky Waka cabin to our glass bottom option!


Super $20 (65+) (ID required)

2021 Season Pass holder $20 Adult, $10 Youth (Valid pass required)

Life Pass holder $0 (Valid pass required)

Glass Bottom Gondola $40 per cabin


Pinnacles Lunch buffet top up for Season & Life Pass holders:
Adult $20
Youth $16
Infant $10

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