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Activities and Attractions / Ruapehu


Michelle Caldwell
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Adventure Activity registered

Whakapapa is home to NZ's largest gondola, the NEW Sky Waka will travel 1.8 km’s through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes past waterfalls and snow-laden peaks. Open year round, Whakapapa is NZ's largest ski area in winter and open for you to explore NZ's largest volcano in summer with unique hiking trails and fine dining at the award winning Knoll Ridge Chalet.

With terrain for all snow lovers, explore some of the most amazing natural terrain in the country: wide groomed trails, huge snow filled basins, steep chutes & secret powder stashes. A fully self-contained learners’ area, Happy Valley boasts its own café, rental complex and ski school meeting area.