Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa

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There's room for everyone at Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand's largest ski area. Beginners have the run of their own valley, complete with a cafe, rental complex, and ski school meeting area--this gives you the chance to learn without faster, more confident skiers distracting you. Experienced snow-lovers will also find plenty here: with 30 intermediate trails and 24 black-diamond runs, the complex provides a challenge for all visitors, regardless of skill level. A wealth of accommodations and activities, surrounded by dramatic mountainous landscape, make this a great place to stay even when taking a day off from the slopes. Arrange to visit Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu and other attractions in Whakapapa using our Whakapapa trip planner.
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  • Small village with very little if it but access to the ski area around Mr Ruapehu. Good starting point for Tongariro Park walls and views to the three volcanoes. Near Chateau Tongariro  more »
  • Absolutely incredible. Take the new gondola up to the restaurant on a sunny day, buffet lunch was much better than expected. The lamb shanks were fabulous. Definitely a place we will come back to...  more »
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