Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa

2.6
#6 of 18 in Outdoors in Tongariro National Park
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 Tongariro National Park using our Tongariro National Park trip planner.
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  • Spectacular views at the top of Mt Raupehu. A ten minute ride with a care at the top for the peckish. Not cheap at $49, but if you have come all this way are you going to pike out on the ride? It was....  more »
  • From t be top of the Gondola at 2000 metres you can take the skyline bedding walk a further 300 metres higher onto the ridge with breathtaking views. You can also opt to walk down rather than...  more »

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