** Sky Waka Gondola is opening 5th June for the winter season **
The ride will be equally as spectacular in the summer months. The gondola travels from the Top of the Bruce base area directly to the newly renovated Knoll Ridge Chalet in just 5 minutes.
Passes from $29 for youth, $49 for adults
Plus a range of packages with food and sledding options
The waka, celebrated by name in song and story by Māori poets and orators, we know it to be more than a voyaging canoe, more than a carrier of people – the waka carries family. All Māori, after all, have lineal ties with the chiefs of the great waka.
As the highest and longest gondola upon Te Ika a Maui, this is more than a machine. It is a vessel to bring people together, to elevate them, together, upon this great maunga, this great mountain. It is a thread, weaving earth and sky.
We celebrate the waka and its symbolism of interconnectedness between the past with the present and future. For this is surely a symbol of the future, ascending this ancient mountain.