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Mt Ruapehu Whakapapa - Sky Waka Gondola Return Trip

Appreciate New Zealand's beauty from another perspective whilst travelling on the brand new Sky Waka Gondola taking you 1.8km up to 2,020m above sea level. This comfortable trip in floor to ceiling glass cabins will showcase the stunning and breathtaking views of the north island's mountains, waterfalls and some familiar scenes from the famous Lord of the Rings movies.

Once at the top, enjoy a light snack or buffet meal at one of Whakapapa's newly renovated eateries and share this unique World Heritage site with your friends and family. Enjoy short walks from the top during the summer months and marvel at the snow capped peaks during winter.

Please check the weather conditions and Sky Waka status before travel.

per adult from




1 to 4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Return gondola trip
    • Entry/Admission - Whakapapa
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
  • Visit: Whakapapa, Manawatu-Wanganui 3989, New Zealand

    Single ride ticket for the brand new $25m Sky Waka Gondola at Whakapapa.

    Take your scenic gondola ride over Mt Ruapehu’s striking volcanic terrain to 2,020m above sea level. Each gondola cabin allows 360-degree views through floor to ceiling windows showcasing the beautiful snow covered peaks. Once at the top, enjoy a delicious meal at the newly renovated Pinnacles restaurant, located within Knoll Ridge Chalet. Boast to your friends about your meal with a view at NZ's award winning highest eatery.

  • Departure Point :
    Whakapapa, Manawatu-Wanganui 3989, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    7/9/2019 - 10/26/2020
    Monday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Tuesday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Wednesday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Thursday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Friday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Saturday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd

Activity ID: V-41075P14

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