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Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa & 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 and amazing volcanic walks when the snow recedes; Whakapapa...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Sh1 | Central North Island, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was a cold, dreary day with Mt Ruapehu covered in cloud for most. However, the walks to the various falls below in Whakapapa National Park were worth the effort. When the sun shone later the volcano covered in snow and ice was breathtaking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mickangi2
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We were travelling as a group with three kids, so were a little sceptical. But this place is amazing and we enjoyed a lot. They have activities for everyone. We decided to do sledging which the kids also enjoyed. There are options for skiing, which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank poosoni
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Never go to Tukino Skifield on Mt Ruapehu. Location is hard to find, road is extremely bad. They advertise that they accept snowboarders but they really don't. They discriminate towards non-white, foreigners and snowboarders. If you tick more than one box, it is a big...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SystemDC
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

First of all start with the positives. Went for some spring snowboarding and was pleasantly surprised with the terrain options, the size and scale of runs. Had lots of fun despite slushy spring snow. The slopes didn’t feel too crowded either even though it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank justjans
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sjdhar
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Overall a wonderful experience. Activities such as sightseeing and sledding are a must-do...skiing and snowboarding, too!😊

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TintinM53
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracey K
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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22 June 2018|
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Response from RuapehuAlpineLifts | Property representative |
Hi If you have never skied or snowboarded head to Whakapapa and enjoy Happy Valey, one of the best beginner zones in NZ! Thanks CP
Pam M
28 February 2018|
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Response from timelk | Reviewed this property |
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