Experience breath taking views and adventure as you glide above stunning mountain terrain

The Sky Waka gondola travels 1.8 km’s through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes high on Mt Ruapehu, past waterfalls and snow-laden peaks.

The ride is spectacular in the summer months with stunning mountain views of Mount Ngauruhoe, Mount Tongariro, Mount Ruapehu and if you're lucky you might get a glimpse of Mount Taranaki out on the west coast. The gondola travels from the Top of the Bruce base area directly to the newly renovated Knoll Ridge Chalet. At the top there is much to discover and be amazed by. Stretch your legs with a walk, check out the POU and embrace some NZ culture or fill your belly with some delicious food from either the Pātaka Cafe or The Pinnacles restaurant.  

Get your sightseeing passes and take in all the glory Mt Ruapehu has to offer all while relaxing in the new Sky Waka

Passes from $19 for youth, $39 for adults, $99 for a family pass (2 Adults + 2 Youth).
Plus a range of packages with food including buffet lunch at The Pinnacles restaurant for available for an additional $20 per person (pre-booking required).

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 Mtruapehu.com/report
Months of Operation
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec