Ride the country's longest gondola, high above the world-heritage-listed mountain area. For wild adventure, for supreme beauty, and for an unforgettable dining experience.

Journey into the clouds! Your exploration of New Zealand isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the ride through the sky on the largest gondola in the country. 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 at New Zealand’s highest dining experience, Knoll Ridge Chalet. The multi-storey eatery features something for everyone, from a sit-down buffet with amazing views to a quick grab-and-go snack.

Ski & Ride in winter. Sightsee and hike in summer.

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$49-$169 (Adult)
(January 1 - January 1)
$29-$169 (Child, 16 and under))


Business Hours
Lifts Open 9am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check weather report daily on MtRuapehu.com.
Months of Operation
All Year