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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 good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“chair lift” (31 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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+64 508 782 7348
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"chair lift"
in 31 reviews
"ski lift"
in 17 reviews
"happy valley"
in 14 reviews
"ski area"
in 10 reviews
"chairlift ride"
in 6 reviews
"skyline walk"
in 6 reviews
"ski fields"
in 10 reviews
"winter season"
in 4 reviews
"both sides"
in 7 reviews
"new zealand"
in 23 reviews
"information centre"
in 6 reviews
"active volcano"
in 10 reviews
"whakapapa village"
in 11 reviews
"wings"
in 18 reviews
"chateau tongariro"
in 6 reviews
"amazing views"
in 10 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view and challenging ski courses, easy to get to lodges, and of course, pool tables and boiling saunas. Obviously, quite icy so don’t expect it to be Japan 2.0, but great for NZ. 9/10.

Thank TheReviewLovingNinja
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Horoeka
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

Thank AnalogueMan
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We stayed in Shannon House and Cottage in Ohakune and were right beside Mt Ruapehu. Lovely to wake up and see the mountain and whether the conditions were right for walking and exploring.

Thank latte-lover
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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

Thank Whitehalltraveller
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NCS2881
23 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
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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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