More than a mountain dinning experience at 6,627 FT.


The Sky Waka Gondola travels over striking volcanic terrain and allows 360-degree views that will having you gazing in amazement before reaching New Zealand's award-winning highest eatery.

Embark on your best adventure yet. Soak up the fantastic mountain surroundings as you ride the Sky Waka Gondola and travel to an unmissable dining experience at the Knoll Ridge Chalet on Whakapapa. New Zealand’s highest café and dining experience that is open year-round.

Perched up at 6,627 ft above sea level, experience breathtaking views of the stunning surrounding mountain peaks and the beautiful National Parks. All this while you indulge in the unique flavors of Ruapehu or the classic pottle of hot chips and tomato sauce, a kiwi specialty, from the Pātaka Cafe, Four Peaks Alley or The Pinnacles restaurant.

You can enjoy fresh and tasty local produce from our paddocks to your plates while overlooking the magnificent Central Plateau & beyond. If you're lucky enough you might even get a glimpse of Mount Taranaki out on the west coast.

The Pinnacles Restaurant lets you enjoy a buffet meal for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea while overlooking the Pinnacles and the valley below.  For a lighter meal or snack, you also have the option of Pātaka that offers fantastic barista coffee and an incredible à la carte menu offering classic New Zealand café style food Four Peaks Alley food alley which has a selection of tasty dishes for the perfect meal or quick grab and go snack. 


Business Hours
The Gondola Opens 9.00am to 4.00pm (weather permitting)
Tickets can be purchased at the Whakapapa Ski Area.