Maunga Clean Up - Mahi Aroha Summer Programme

In Front of the Vertical Retail store, Whakapapa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehu | 28 Jan 22

Take a hike on New Zealand's largest active volcano and help pick up rubbish that didn't quite make it to the bin! Afterwards enjoy a complimentary ride on the Sky Waka gondola.

In collaboration with Ruapehu Alpine Lifts this walk will take place on Whakapapa ski-field going up Tenants Valley and the Rock Garden and coming back down. This will take about 2 hours. Everyone must have appropriate footwear (e.g. hiking boots) for walking on volcanic rock and uneven ground. Make sure you bring a water bottle, Sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a wind and waterproof jacket. We will provide gloves and rubbish bags on the day.

The weather can change quickly up on the mountain, we will update everyone on Facebook if there are any changes to the day that you might need to know about.

Please take note that some fitness will be required for the rubbish collection. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip Length: 2 hours walking time
Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Participants: n/a
Meeting Place: In Front of the Vertical Retail store, Whakapapa Ski Area, Mt Ruapehu
Transport: Own
Cost: Free

The trip may be cancelled due to bad weather. Other conditions for cancellation/postponement include COVID alert level changes.


  • Sturdy tramping/walking shoes for walking on volcanic rock and uneven ground

  • Weather appropriate clothing (waterproof and warm clothing and or sun protection

  • Backpack with own food and water

  • Personal medication

  • Camera

Rubbish bags and gloves will be provided.

Please note: the Trip leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped.

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