Pricing and Conditions

Adult $39.00
(16 year(s) and under)
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Infants 0 - 4 years ride Sky Waka free

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Journey into the clouds. Your exploration of New Zealand isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the ride through the sky on the longest gondola in Aotearoa. Ride over waterfalls and ancient lava flows to take in the majestic scenery of Mt Ruapehu and its neighbouring volcanoes, within the Dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park.

Sky Waka travels 1.8kms up to 2,020m to New Zealand’s highest eatery, The Knoll Ridge Chalet.

Opening times

Business hours:
Lifts Open 10am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check weather and operational status on daily report at
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec


Bruce Road, Whakapapa Village, New Zealand.

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

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