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  4. Whakapapa Ski Field and Happy Valley

Whakapapa Ski Field and Happy Valley

Whakapapa is NZ's largest ski area and home to Happy Valley - NZ's premier learners' facility. It’s also the home of Sky Waka - NZ's longest gondola ride traversing 1.8 km above Tongariro National Park. Night skiing returns from August 7th!

Getting Here

Ruapehu is located in the centre of New Zealand's North Island halfway between Auckland and Wellington - both less than 4 hours drive.

Kiwirail operates scenic rail services between Auckland and Wellington, with stops at National Park Village and Ohakune, and national bus operators offer daily services to the area. Closest airports are Taupo, Whanganui and Palmerston North.

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