Summer is the best time to experience the magic of Mt Ruapehu, with lots to do at Whakapapa.

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.

PRICING

Purchase your pass from Vertical Retail or Taupo Snow Depot.

FAMILY ADULT  YOUTH  INFANT
2 Adults + 3 Youth 18-69 yrs  5-17 yrs 0-4 yrs
$85 $35 $20 $0

 Snow Sledding

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.

PRICING

Adult  Youth  Infant 
18 - 69 5 - 17 0 - 4
$20 $15 $0

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.

Special Deals

  • Mt Ruapehu Summer Sledding

    Slide & play in real snow this summer! Children under 5 years

    Free with accompanying Adult Pass
    More Info Valid between 29 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu Scenic Chairlift Rides

    Catch a chairlift to NZ's highest café - Knoll Ridge. Children under 5 years

    Free with accompanying Adult Pass
    More Info Valid between 29 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu Summer Sledding

    Slide & play in real snow this summer! 1 hour Sledding Pass

    Only $20NZD per Adult (18 - 69 yrs)
    More Info Valid between 29 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu Summer Sledding

    Slide & play in real snow this summer! 1 hour Sledding Pass

    Only $15NZD per Youth (5 - 17 yrs)
    More Info Valid between 29 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu Scenic Chairlift Rides

    Catch a chairlift to NZ's highest café - Knoll Ridge this summer.

    Only $20NZD per Youth (5 - 17 yrs)
    More Info Valid between 29 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu Scenic Chairlift Rides

    Catch a chairlift to NZ's highest café with a Family Sightseeing Pass.

    Only $85NZD for 2 Adult + 3 Youth
    More Info Valid between 29 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
  • Mt Ruapehu Scenic Chairlift Rides

    Catch a chairlift to NZ's highest café - Knoll Ridge this summer.

    Only $35NZD per Adult (18 - 69 yrs)
    More Info Valid between 29 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
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Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$20-$85 (Adult)

Availability

Business Hours
Lifts Open 9am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check weather report daily on MtRuapehu.com.
Months of Operation
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec