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World heritage site · Ski Areas · Bodies of Water
The country's largest ski resort brings winter sports enthusiasts from all over New Zealand, while a series of short volcano walks as well as numerous alpine crossings make it easy to hike on your Whakapapa trip throughout the year. Set against a dramatic mountain backdrop, the region boasts severe and rapidly changing weather conditions, but cozy alpine huts provide shelter to trekkers and climbers. Non-skiers can take a scenic gondola ride to New Zealand's highest cafe situated 2,020m (6,627ft) above sea level with floor to ceiling windows allowing spectacular mountain views. Lord of the Rings fans must visit Meads Wall, one of the filming locations featured in The Fellowship of the Ring & The Two Towers. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Whakapapa trip itinerary using our New Zealand route builder app.

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