Mt Ruapehu Gondola

Sky Waka Gondola - a canoe in the sky, a carrier of people

Ride New Zealand’s newest and longest gondola through the Whakapapa Ski Area on Mt Ruapehu.

This magnificent new lift will propel you up to the highest restaurant in New Zealand - The Knoll Ridge Cafe. Enjoy spectacular scenery across the beautiful Tongariro National Park and the Central Plateau. Snow play and take amazing pictures that will be envy of your friends! Some of the cabins will even have glass floors so you can enjoy watching skiers and boarders underneath you!

Don’t stress about driving and then finding a park. Don’t stand in queues!

Come with Adventure HQ Taupo - we will pick you up from your accommodation in either Taupo or Turangi and deliver you right to the base of the mountain. We have local experienced drivers who know the area, who will show you what to do and where to go.

Be prepared for this amazing journey! You will need:

  • warm clothing - jacket, pants, gloves, hat

  • sturdy waterproof footwear

Our door to door service will collect you from your accommodation, transfer you to the base of the Whakapapa Ski Area and bring you back again.

Remember to reconfirm your booking and check for conditions by 6pm the day prior to your transfer:

Email: / Call: 0800 247 800

Additional costs will be the tickets for the gondola and lunch if you wish to purchase it at the cafe.

Check the weather before you go:

Ready for a great day?

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Deb Atkinson