Whakapapa Ski & Snowboard Shuttles, Mt Ruapehu

Daily, From Taupo & Turangi

Begin your adventure to the snow this winter with daily shuttles to Mt Ruapehu’s Whakapapa Ski Area. Leave your car and worries behind and instead sit back and enjoy the scenic lakeside route while Adventure HQ Taupō take care of the transport.

Whakapapa Ski Area - photo from LoveTaupo

Whakapapa Ski Area - photo from LoveTaupo

return shuttle - Taupo OR TURANGI

With our premium, door to door service, we will pick you up from your accommodation, transfer to the base of the ski area, point you in the right direction, collect you at the end of the day and take you back to your accommodation - tired but very satisfied!!

Departs Taupo at 8am. Pick up from your accommodation will be 7.50 am or thereabouts.

Departs Turangi at 8.45am. Pick up from your accommodation will be 8.40 am or thereabouts.

Departs Whakapapa to return to Taupo/Turangi at 3.00 pm.

This shuttle service includes free pick-up and return. Departures available from Taupo and Turangi.

Adult Taupo (was $59) NOW $45 / Turangi (was $49) NOW $38
Child Taupo $30 / Turangi $25
Family rate (2 adults + 2 children) Taupo or Turangi $125

Costs are for shuttle transfer only. Does not include lift or sledding/toboggan passes or any food purchases

Check out Daily Reports for important updates on our shuttle services and weather conditions

Purchase Mt Ruapehu lift tickets online and/or collect them at Customer services in Taupo or at Whakapapa.



Come ski Mt Ruapehu with someone who knows it best. 

We can provide information on where to go for all levels of skiing ability. Locally owned and operated - we know where the best runs are! We have over 35 years of working and enjoying our mountains as a guide, ski patroller and as part of alpine rescue.


Good to Know

Whakapapa is New Zealand's largest, most developed ski area.

Within the 600 acre boundary, there are a myriad of options that cater for beginners right through to advanced skiers out to challenge their limits. There are plenty of marked trails but the off piste skiing at Whakapapa is superb.

Download Whakapapa Ski Area trail map (1.7Mb pdf)

Check out Whakapapa Status Report

Check Our Shuttles Daily Report

Read FAQ

Read our T&C’s


WATCH THE VIDEO SHOT by adventure hq on whakapapa ski field

Whakapapa Ski Area is located on the northwestern slopes of Mt Ruapehu and on a clear day has spectacular views across the central North Island. Whakapapa is renowned for its world class beginner facilities in Happy Valley. After recently being enlarged by a third lift, it has become a popular zone for first time ski and snowboarders with its gentle slopes. With its north facing basin, many steep faces, slopes and gullies, Whakapapa is an adventure playground for those more intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders looking for some challenges.


Don’t depend on the weather

“We know how unpredictable the weather can be at this time of year, so if for any reason the mountain is closed, or you can’t do the activity you had planned, we can also help you find alternative options.”
– Deb Atkinson, owner



Talk to us about a private or group shuttle for your adventure around the Central Plateau!

We can offer you our experience and advice on all things big and small in our stunning region.