Ski & Snowboard Shuttle, Mt Ruapehu

Taupo — Turangi — Whakapapa 

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.


Return - Taupo:

  • $59 Adult

  • $30 Youth

  • Infants* (0-4 years) FREE

Return - Turangi:

  • $49 Adult

  • $24 Youth

  • Infants* (0-4 years) FREE

 * we do not supply child seats; you must bring your own.

Departs Taupo at 8am

Pick up from your accommodation will be 7.50 am or thereabouts.

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

Departs Whakapapa to return to Taupo at 3.00 pm.

“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


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.

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.

Download Whakapapa Ski Area trail map (1.5Mb pdf)

Terms and Conditions

All equipment and personal effects are carried at the passenger's own risk and it is the passenger's responsibility to adequately insure for loss or damage for these items.

Adventure HQ reserves the right to amend, cancel, or postpone services due to weather, road conditions or at their own discretion. Adventure HQ cannot guarantee any specific departure frequency due to factors beyond our control such as; weather, road conditions, traffic delays and mechanical break downs.

Adventure HQ cannot accept liability for losses or additional expenses due to delays of transport services, sickness, injury, mental distress or for any unforeseen circumstance.

Refunds are at the discretion of Management are worked on a case by case basis and to the relevant legislation.

These terms and conditions do not waive any rights or remedies you may have under the Consumers Guarantees Act 1993.


Ski Whakapapa now!

Uploaded by Adventure HQ Taupo on 2018-07-27.