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Sky Waka

Witness breath taking views of Tongariro National Park above Ruapehu meandering terrain.

The Sky Waka gondola journey spans 1.8 kilometers through the rugged and breathtaking landscapes of Mt Ruapehu in the North Island. Whether it's passing by cascading waterfalls in summer or gliding past snow-covered peaks in winter, the experience is nothing short of spectacular.

During the summer months, riders are treated to panoramic views of Mount Ngauruhoe, Mount Tongariro, and Mount Ruapehu, with a chance of catching sight of Mount Taranaki on the distant west coast. During winter, the gondola transports you high above the snow-covered landscapes, providing stunning panoramic vistas of the rugged volcanic terrain, frosted peaks, and expansive ski field. As you glide smoothly up the mountain, the Sky Waka offers a unique perspective on the natural beauty and grandeur of the region, making it a must-do adventure for visitors.

The gondola seamlessly transports passengers from the Top of the Bruce base area directly to the Knoll Ridge Chalet. Admire the intricately carved POU showcasing local artistry and immerse yourself in New Zealand's rich culture. And when hunger strikes, indulge in a delectable array of culinary delights. Sky Waka passes are conveniently available for purchase upon arrival at the mountain, ensuring a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

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