Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Unlimited

Explore NZ's largest volcano, Mt Ruapehu. A new gondola and restaurant project is currently underway and opening June 1st, 2019. You will be able to take in breathtaking views of a dual World Heritage site.

$20.00 - $169.00
$15.00 - $169.00

Contact Us

  • Gold


OPEN 1 JUNE 2019 - A new gondola and restaurant project is currently underway. Once open, you can enjoy a relaxed scenic gondola ride over Mt Ruapehu’s striking volcanic terrain to 2,020 metres above sea level. Each gondola cabin allows 360-degree views through floor to ceiling windows.

Once you arrive at Knoll Ridge, enjoy a buffet meal at the brand new Pinnacles Restaurant while taking in the views of the Central Plateau & beyond from the award-winning highest eatery in New Zealand. For a lighter meal or snack, you also have the option of Knoll Ridge Cafe or the Asian Alleyway.

View filming locations from Lord of the Rings movies & amazing mountain scenery, including waterfalls, volcanic rock & panoramic vistas.

Visit our website


Get directions

Physical address

Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Unlimited, Bruce Road, Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa Village, Ruapehu, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Lifts Open 9am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check weather report daily on
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
1hr15min to Taupo Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
1hr 20min to Taupo coach terminal
Proximity to town:
6kms from Whakapapa Village

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $20.00 - $169.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$15.00 - $169.00

Contact Us

The content on this page was created by Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Unlimited

This website helps visitors connect with providers of great New Zealand tourism experiences. It is not intended to give any assurance that any particular provider meets certain quality standards or legal obligations. Please contact this business for more information. See also: terms of use.