Sky Waka Booking & Ticket

Summer Sightseeing

Open daily 10am - 4pm

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

(Check the weather report for daily operational status)

Sky Waka is now closed for the summer season. It will open again from 5th June for the winter season.

Return Sightseeing Gondola Ride

The Sky Waka is closed from 26th October 2022 until the 2nd December 2022. It will be operating for our summer season, from the 3rd December 2021 - 1st May 2022.

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

During the winter season, enjoy snow play within a designated fenced area in front of the Chalet. Enjoy an alpine experience without venturing onto the piste.

Note: to exit onto the slopes you must have purchased a valid Anytime or Weekday day pass, Season Pass or Life Pass.

Sky Waka Gondola & Pinnacles Lunch Combo

12th December 2020 - 2nd May 2021

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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