Mt Ruapehu Summer Season

Mt Ruapehu Summer Season

Journey 1.8km on the Sky Waka gondola, dine at 2020m above sea level, explore unique volcanic terrain on foot. All within the UNESCO Dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park.

Explore the heart of New Zealand’s North Island at its most raw and exposed, from both above the ground and on foot. The iconic Sky Waka gondola gives views of Mt Ruapehu's remarkable volcanic terrain from above, carrying guests on a 1.8km journey to 2020m above sea level. On arrival at 2020m, guests are welcomed to the Pinnacles’ Café, offering café style food and beverages, with views extended out across the maunga (mountain) and Central Plateau. New in summer of 2023/24 is our take on a traditional high tea - ‘Tea at 2020m’ - an evolving menu of sandwiches, savouries, and cakes. Explore on foot via one of four well marked and self guided walks, ranging from 20mins to 2.5 hours return. Discounts from NZ residents and Gold Card holders.

Pricing and Conditions

High Season

$39-$49 (Adult)

(January 1 - January 1)
$19-$24 (Child, 16 and under))


Business Hours: Sky Waka gondola open 10am to 4pm (weather permitting)

Months of Operation : Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec