Scenic Chairlift Rides
9am - 4pm daily (weather permitting).
Sit back & enjoy chairlift rides over Mt Ruapehu's striking volcanic terrain to 2,020 metres. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the World Heritage National Park from the comfort of a chairlift.
View filming locations from Lord of the Rings movies & amazing mountain scenery, including waterfalls, volcanic rock & panoramic vistas. It's a relaxed journey you won't forget anytime soon!
Suitable for all ages, perfect for families & anyone who appreciates nature at its finest. Last ride from the Base Area is at 3:30pm.
Purchase your pass from Vertical Retail or Taupo Snow Depot.
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10am - 3pm daily.
Experience a taste of winter under the summer sun on our easily accessible sledding slope right in the base area of Whakapapa. Get the whole family involved or sip on a coffee while watching the kids slide from the Lorenz's Cafe & Bar deck.
Thanks to our state-of-the-art Snow Factory, we make snow in all weather conditions & up to 25 degrees celsius! Enjoy three sledding lanes of varying speed to suit all ages & abilities. Sleds are included with your pass.
Purchase your Sledding Pass from our sledding area.
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Knoll Ridge Café
Open 9am – 4pm daily (weather permitting).
NZ's highest café is a must do! This award-winning café offers stunning views, a great selection of food & fantastic barista coffee.
Choose from an incredible à la carte menu or your classic NZ café style cuisine. Relax with a drink & take in the beautiful surroundings from inside or out on the deck. Keen to get back out there? Grab something quick for a delicious hiking snack.
Planning a special event? Enquire about availability & options for an unforgettable experience.
Lorenz's Bar & Cafe
Open 8:30am - 4:30pm daily.
Lorenz's Bar & Café is situated at Whakapapa's base area; this is the perfect rendezvous point to enjoy a bite to eat & fantastic barista coffee before you walk, run or catch a chairlift up Whakapapa's unique volcanic landscape. With a wide range of cabinet food options there is something here for everyone.
Lorenz's Bar & Café deck is the perfect viewing spot for our summer sledding area.