The Sky Waka Gondola, Mt Ruapehu

The Sky Waka Gondola, Mt Ruapehu

Ride New Zealand's most unique gondola, high above the UNESCO world-heritage-listed mountain area. For wild adventure, for supreme beauty, and for an unforgettable cafe experience.

Journey into the clouds. Your exploration of New Zealand isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the ride through the sky on the longest gondola in Aotearoa. Ride over waterfalls and ancient lava flows to take in the majestic scenery of Mt Ruapehu and its neighbouring volcanoes, within the Dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park.

Sky Waka travels 1.8kms up to 2,020m to New Zealand’s highest eatery, The Knoll Ridge Chalet.

Pricing and Conditions

High Season

$39 (Adult)

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


Business Hours: Lifts Open 10am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check weather and operational status on daily report at

Months of Operation : Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec