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Mt Ruapehu

Sh1 | southern shore of Lake Taupo, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 508 782 7348
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t Ruapehu is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. It is home to two of New Zealand's largest ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chair lift” (31 reviews)
“happy valley” (14 reviews)
“ski lift” (16 reviews)
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Sh1 | southern shore of Lake Taupo, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 508 782 7348
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"chair lift"
in 31 reviews
"happy valley"
in 14 reviews
"ski lift"
in 16 reviews
"highest cafe in nz"
in 11 reviews
"ski area"
in 10 reviews
"ski fields"
in 11 reviews
"chairlift ride"
in 6 reviews
"skyline walk"
in 6 reviews
"above sea level"
in 6 reviews
"snow experience"
in 4 reviews
"north island"
in 22 reviews
"new zealand"
in 26 reviews
"both sides"
in 8 reviews
"winter season"
in 4 reviews
"active volcano"
in 11 reviews
"snow board"
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"whakapapa village"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As I was recovering from a recent knee injury, I didn't want to trek more than a few kilometres, and this area was just perfect for it. We had a number of choices, and in the end just went to one of the closer huts...More

Thank KerriYarsley
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just finished the video of our Mt Ruapehu Crater Climb. It was a spectacular day out. The other-worldly treasures are hidden away until you get to the rim and then it's all on. Luckily there were no rumbles or lahars (this volcano has erupted 60...More

Thank hikingprincess2018
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

During the summer months the chair lift at the Whakapapa ski area stays open to ferry visitors up (and down!) the side of Ruapehu. This currently costs $35 per person and there is a decent cafe restaurant at the top that you can stop at...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Kid's first snow experience at the top of Bruce Road. Decided to forego the chair lifts for an hour's sledding in the snow for $15 per child - a great hit! A shame the restaurant only does cold sandwiches and poor coffee.

Thank 2Adults1C
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

If you're in North Island then you've got to stop by at the National Park. Near the ski area at Mt Ruapehu there are ski lifts and a mini ski area for the kids, skiing for adults and hiking during the warmer months. There are...More

Thank Rebecca N
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

spectacular especially if you drive up to the visitor center or up to the ski area, it can be seen several different places

Thank jefe8
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Expensive, but well worth it. Just the pilot and we two. We each had a window seat in our little fixed wing plane. Took some amazing photos.

Thank Currie2013
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to hit the mountain on a weekend of perfect weather. Fantastic play ground for young and old.

Thank ReidNZ
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We went to whakapapa to stand where it is noted on google maps as “ mordor “ a location of filming of some of the lord of the rings movies The area is naturally beautiful and the addition of snow is a bonus Also being...More

Thank leslie d
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Since we are from Sweden and skiing is part of our daily matters we went for a nice walk from the big hotel close to whakapapa up thru the jungle and back on the road, anticlockwise that is. Nice little walk, easy to do and...More

Thank Ulf S
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Freesia_77
14 September 2017|
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Response from Rod P | Reviewed this property |
I visited the Mountain in March, and there were still patches of snow about, but no general overall snow cover.
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dpjones73
13 June 2017|
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Response from RuapehuAlpineLifts | Property representative |
Happy Valley beginners area opened on the 3rd June. Further facilities are all snow dependant. Keep an eye on the mtruapehu website for further details and updates. Thanks The Mt Ruapehu Team
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