Mt Ruapehu Ski and or Tongariro Crossing Transport from Auckland

While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it’s our small groups, guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.

With Mt Ruapehu Ski &/or Tongariro Crossing Transport get your mountain fix and ski/snowboard both sides of Mt Ruapehu or combine a Tongariro Crossing hike with 1-day skiing/snowboarding, all with guided return transport from Auckland. We pick up from several central locations in Auckland before departing on a fully guided tour to the North Island’s premier ski & hiking fields in Tongariro National Park. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.

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Duration 3 days
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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  • What's included :
    • Return small group transport from Auckland
    • Refreshments in the vehicle
    • Return transfers from accommodation to ski fields or Tongariro Crossing start/ end points
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking

  • Day 1: Auckland to Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro National Park

    Stop At: Auckland, Auckland, North Island
    Your tour starts in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. On the way to the mountain your guide will point out all the highlights of the areas you are passing through and also stop for rest and dinner breaks. You will be transported to the mountain in small group, comfortable minibuses with all the comforts you can ask for. These include a entertainment screen, WiFi access, charging points next to each seat row, storage space for ski equipment and refreshments in the vehicle.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Ohakune, Ohakune, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island
    Arriving mid evening you will be dropped at your hotel for the night to settle in or maybe head out and enjoy the alpine atmosphere that Ohakune is famous for. Accommodation not included in tour price.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Whakapapa or Tongoriro Crossing

    Pass By: Ohakune, Ohakune, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island
    In the morning you will be picked up from your accommodation around 7.00am for a guided tour through the National Park to either Whakapapa Ski Field or the Tongariro Crossing start point.

    Stop At: Whakapapa, Manawatu-Wanganui 3989, New Zealand
    Option 1: At Whakapapa you can ski, snowboard, get some lessons, toboggan, ride the Sky Gondola or just enjoy the mountain from one of the cafes.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand
    Option 2: Often described as New Zealand's greatest day walk, this 8 hour Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a challenging journey across a remarkable volcanic landscape.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Ohakune, Ohakune, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island
    After a day of fun you will be transported back to Ohakune for the night and to enjoy the town. Accommodation not included in tour price.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Turoa Skifield to Auckland

    Stop At: Ohakune, Ohakune, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island
    This morning you will be picked up from your accommodation from 8:30am and guided up Turoa Ski Field for another full day of snow fun.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Turoa, Ohakune Mountain Road, Mt Ruapehu 4691, New Zealand
    At Turoa you have another full day to enjoy snowboarding, skiing or just playing in the snow. Leaving the mountain late afternoon, we make our way back to Auckland once again stopping for rest and food breaks.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Auckland, Auckland, North Island
    Unfortunately the adventure has come to an end and our guide will drop you back at one of the departure points in Auckland and say their farewells.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact us directly in order to organise pick up.Ports
    • Park and Ride Albany, Elliot Rose Avenue, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    03:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours’ notice).
    • Due to uneven surfaces and snow, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
    • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


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Organised by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Activity ID: V-56760P45

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