Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Summer Magic

Walk up, run up or catch the lift! Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Summer Magic offers scenic sightseeing chairlift rides to New Zealand's highest café at 2020m above sea level, the Knoll Ridge Café. For the more adventurous, book a Guided Crater Lake Hike.

$30.00 - $99.00

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A scenic chairlift ride is a fantastic activity for whole family whilst visiting the Tongariro National Park. Include our chairlift ride in your itinerary, whether you are on a day trip from Taupo or Whanganui or are staying in the Ruapehu region, it’s a must do.

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For those looking to experience all the mountain has to offer, book a Guided Crater Lake Hike. Ascend to Mt Ruapehu's pristine Crater Lake near the highest point in the North Island. Under the care of your Safety and Mountaineering Guide with Ngati Hikairo Cultural Knowledge, you will venture through rugged volcanic terrain and learn about the geological and cultural significance of the mountain and the Tongariro World Heritage and Cultural Park.


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Physical address

Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Summer Magic, Bruce Road, Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa Village, Ruapehu, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Lifts Open 9am to 4pm - weather dependent. Please check weather report daily on
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $30.00 - $99.00
Other charges:
$30 chair lift ride return. $99 Guided Crater Lake Hike. Youth, Family and Senior rates available. Please see for more information.

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