CLOSED. REOPENING 1 JUNE 2019 - A new gondola & restaurant project is underway. Once open, you can enjoy an incredible scenic gondola ride over Mt Ruapehu’s striking volcanic terrain to 2,020m above sea level. Each gondola cabin allows 360-degree views through floor to ceiling windows.
Once you arrive at Knoll Ridge Chalet, enjoy a buffet meal at the brand new Pinnacles Restaurant while taking in the views of the Central Plateau & beyond from the award-winning highest eatery in New Zealand. For a lighter meal or snack, you also have the option of Knoll Ridge Cafe or the Food Alleyway.
View filming locations from Lord of the Rings movies & amazing mountain scenery, including waterfalls, volcanic rock & panoramic vistas.