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Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa and Turoa has a world of unforgettable experiences to offer to alpine-lovers all year round. Home to two of New Zealand’s largest ski areas, New Zealand’s highest cafe, amazing volcanic walks when the snow recedes and the...more
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Sh1 | Or Ohakune Mountain Road, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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We took a drive up and right round Mt Ruapehu today from Taupo. It was lovely to see all the snow still about and all the people enjoying it. A lovely day trip that wold be stunning any time of the year.
End August, Mr. Ruapehu had lots of snow to offer. It was a good experience for those who are new to snow or enjoy it as amateur enthusiasts. Tailor your trip as per your particular circumstance. For us, we left Greenlane Auckland around 3.15 am....More
This was a trip really for my Wife, who is Indonesia, and had never experienced snow before. Since we weren't skiers or snowboarders we just wanted to enjoy the experience of the SNOW, and going up the sight seeing chairlifts.
Our previous 2 days were...More
Great place to go for skiing - although queues for the lifts are sometimes long (cannot blame everyone for wanting to be there) the lifties are great, the chairs safe and yes! the snow magnificent at the moment. Easy to get to car parks and...More
Up until last week I have never been to the snow. It was amazing! My husband and I were spent a few hours as part of our road trip so I could finally tick this off my bucket list. Even if you don't have tons...More
It’s been a year since we last skied here and while we can’t control the weather it’s great to see RAL make improvements to the overall visitor experience with better food and beverage options, (the deep fried jalapeño hoppers and chips were fresh, hot and...More
Our family had an excellent snow holiday at Mount Ruapehu, particularly at Turoa. There is sledding, snowboarding as well as skiing. It's busy but we could ways find a table in the restaurants and were impressed by the food and customer service.Our holiday was made...More
You can either hike after taking the highest chair lift, but it is still a decent hike. Or you can take a scenic flight, there are several flight operators working from Taupo and National Park/Whakapapa village