Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa

Ski Area · Nature / 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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  • Worth visiting even if you are not able to ski. It's amazing how interesting a hunk of volcanic rock is to explore.  more »
  • At its best no crowds and not a lot of kids as only the t bars in action. Had a lovely time and what a way to end the season  more »
  • Skiing under Covid is tough. Our family was at Whakapapa this past weekend and we want to thank all the lifties and other staff who worked and helped ensure this maunga stays open to the public...  more »

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