Mt Ruapehu Shuttles

Taupo - Turangi - Whakapapa.

Return: Taupo: $39 Adult, $29 Youth & FREE for Child 4 years and under | Turangi: $29 Adult, $19 Youth & FREE for Child 4 years and under*

Taupo pickups from:

Turangi pickups from:

Bookings essential. Call +64 7 892 4000 ext. 7862 or pop into one of our Taupo offices: Snow HQ (open daily 7:30am - 7pm)
and Snow Depot (open daily 7:30am - 4:30pm)

Timetable: 

DEPART Taupo DEPART Turangi
8:00am 8:45am

Note: Service will increase as demand increases.

*Discounts apply: 10% discount for Season Pass holders, 15% discount for Life Pass holders, 20% for Platinum Pass holders



National Park - Whakapapa Village - Whakapapa. Note: Our shuttle service is scheduled to finish for the season on Sunday 24 September.

FREE with any Mt Ruapehu Life, Season or Day Lift Pass, including Sightseeing or Full Day Sledding*

Pick up at National Park Railway station – alternative pickup points in National Park to be confirmed soon.

Timetable: 

DEPART National Park DEPART Whakapapa Village DEPART Whakapapa Base Area we
8:00am 8:15am 1:00pm
8:30am 8:45am 2:00pm
9:00am 9:15am 3:00pm
9:30am 9:45am 4:00pm
10:30am 10:45am 7:00pm**
11:30am 11:45am 8:00pm**
5:00pm** 5:15pm** 9:00pm**
5:30pm** 5:45pm** -
6:30pm** 6:45pm** -
7:30pm** 7:45pm** -

*Otherwise return: $20 Adult, $15 Youth & FREE for Children 4 years and under

**Available for Night Skiing Friday, Saturday and during school holidays only (weather permitting)



Ohakune - Whakapapa. Note: Our shuttle service is scheduled to finish for the season on Sunday 24 September.

$29 Adult, $19 Youth & FREE for Child 4 years and under*

Shuttles from Ohakune Town Office (27 Ayr Street) will run only on school holidays and days when Turoa is closed but Whakapapa is open. Capacity is limited.

Ohakune Office Hours: 7am - 6pm Sat-Thurs and 7am - 10pm Fri.

Timetable: 

DEPART Ohakune DEPART Whakapapa Base Area
8:00am 4:00pm

*Discounts apply: 10% discount for Season Pass holders, 15% discount for Life Pass holders, 20% for Platinum Pass holders



Ohakune - Turoa. Note: Our shuttle service is scheduled to finish for the season on Sunday 24 September.

FREE with any Mt Ruapehu Life, Season or Day Lift Pass, incl Sightseeing or Full Day Sledding*

Pick ups from:

Ohakune Office Hours: 7am - 6pm Sat-Thurs and 7am - 10pm Fri.

Timetable: 

DEPART Ohakune DEPART Turoa Base Area
8:00am 1:00pm
9:00am 2:00pm
10:00am 3:00pm
11:00am 4:00pm

*Otherwise return: $20 Adult, $15 Youth & FREE for Children 4 years and under



Terms & Conditions

  1. These terms and conditions do not waive any rights or remedies you may have under the Consumers Guarantees Act 1993.
  2. All equipment and personal effects are carried at the passenger's own risk and it is the passenger's responsibility to adequately insure for loss or damage for these items.
  3. RAL (Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd) reserves the right to amend, cancel, or postpone services due to weather, road conditions or at their own discretion.
  4. RAL (Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd) cannot guarantee any specific departure frequency due to factors beyond our control such as; weather, road conditions, traffic delays and mechanical break downs.
  5. Buses can only stop at predetermined bus stops.
  6. RAL (Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd) cannot guarantee any pickups or drop offs at any particular bus stop or hotel. Stops will only be made if safe conditions prevail.
  7. RAL (Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd) cannot accept liability for losses or additional expenses due to delays of transport services, sickness, injury, mental distress or for any unforeseen circumstance.

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