Pricing and Conditions

Adult $39.00 - $49.00
(16 year(s) and under)
$19.00 - $24.00
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Infants 0 - 4 years ride the Sky Waka gondola for free.

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Explore the heart of New Zealand’s North Island at its most raw and exposed, from both above the ground and on foot. The iconic Sky Waka gondola gives views of Mt Ruapehu's remarkable volcanic terrain from above, carrying guests on a 1.8km journey to 2020m above sea level. On arrival at 2020m, guests are welcomed to the Pinnacles’ Café, offering café style food and beverages, with views extended out across the maunga (mountain) and Central Plateau. New in summer of 2023/24 is our take on a traditional high tea - ‘Tea at 2020m’ - an evolving menu of sandwiches, savouries, and cakes. Explore on foot via one of four well marked and self guided walks, ranging from 20mins to 2.5 hours return. Discounts from NZ residents and Gold Card holders.

Opening times

Business hours:
Sky Waka gondola open 10am to 4pm (weather permitting)
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec


Bruce Road, Whakapapa Village, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
1hr 15min to Taupō Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
1hr 20min to Taupō Coach Terminal.
decisions Proximity to town:
6kms from Whakapapa Village.

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