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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chair lift” (32 reviews)
“ski lift” (17 reviews)
“happy valley” (14 reviews)
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Sh1 | southern shore of Lake Taupo, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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"chair lift"
in 32 reviews
"ski lift"
in 17 reviews
"happy valley"
in 14 reviews
"highest cafe in nz"
in 11 reviews
"ski area"
in 10 reviews
"ski fields"
in 12 reviews
"chairlift ride"
in 6 reviews
"skyline walk"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"above sea level"
in 6 reviews
"ski destination"
in 4 reviews
"new zealand"
in 25 reviews
"both sides"
in 8 reviews
"winter season"
in 4 reviews
"information centre"
in 6 reviews
"active volcano"
in 11 reviews
"snow board"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We don’t live far from the mountains and have walked in summer on different tracks but this was the first time we had been up on the chair lift in summer. Quite a different experience than when the mountain is covered in snow. It was...More

Thank CEWatat79
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Although we drove into the clouds upon our arrival at dusk, the view was out of this world at dawn! Too early for skiing but great for hiking!

Thank Avrill B
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Mount Ruapehu is a great place for winter sports or for exploring and hiking in summer. It provides the best ski-fields on the North Island of New Zealand (although the South Island does have better), and also has a multitude of hiking trails that range...More

Thank Ethan B
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Came into town not knowing anything about it and were directed up the mountain by a helpful lass in the Visitors Information Centre. Spectacular views as we climbed higher and higher until we reached the ski chairs. We took a small walk through to the...More

Thank Duncan S
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We visited Tongariro National Park to see the 3 peaks in particular Mount Ruapehu. Fantastic views as the sun was shining with only few wisps of clouds. The cone will remind you of Mount Doom as filmed in the Lord of the Rings and you...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The omnipresent volcanic summit that dominates Tongariro National Park. No matter where you go, or what track you hike, you will find yourself taking photo after photo of this volcano. While in the park, be sure to drive up to the ski resort to see...More

1  Thank IN_Travelers47906
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

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 21 January 2018

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

3  Thank Jobina H
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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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Pam M
1 March 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
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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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