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Sky Waka Summer Sightseeing

Open daily 10am - 4pm

We have great rates all summer long from 12th December - 2nd May.

The Sky Waka has a scheduled maintenance shutdown from 8th - 12th March and therefore will be closed between these dates.
Subject to change

(Check the weather report for daily operational status)

Check out the pricing below.

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.

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Sky Waka Gondola & Pinnacles Lunch Combo

12th December 2020 - 2nd May 2021

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the Sky Waka scheduled maintenance shut down has been moved to 11th-15th March. Therefore will be closed between these dates. We will re-confirm & update these dates on Monday March 8th.

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! Dine with us between 11:30am - 1:30pm


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 $19.50 (65+) (ID required)

2021 Season Pass holder $19.50 Adult, $9.50 Youth (Valid pass required)

Life Pass holder $0 (Valid pass required)

Glass Bottom Gondola $40 per cabin


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

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