Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa Unlimited

Explore NZ's largest volcano, Mt Ruapehu. Take in breathtaking views of a dual World Heritage site from a scenic chairlift ride to NZ's highest cafe. Hit the snow on a sled or discover stunning vistas & waterfalls with a variety of short walks.

$20.00 - $85.00

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Ride two chairlifts over Mt Ruapehu’s striking volcanic terrain to 2,020 metres above sea level. Once there, enjoy a coffee, lunch or glass of wine at NZ's highest & award-winning cafe - Knoll Ridge. Enjoy a relaxed chairlift ride up an active volcano, perfect for the whole family.

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Get the family involved & experience a taste of winter under the summer sun with our easily accessible snow sledding, right in the base area!

For the more adventurous, explore a variety of short walks featuring spectacular views & unique volcanic terrain you won't forget anytime soon! One for the bucket list: Discover cinematic history when you immerse yourself in the moody scenery at Meads Wall, where several scenes from The Lord of the Rings were filmed.


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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:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $20.00 - $85.00

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