Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park

#7 of 18 in Outdoors in Tongariro National Park
Ski Area · Nature / Park
There's room for everyone at Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand's largest ski area. Beginners have the run of their own valley, complete with a cafe, rental complex, and ski school meeting area--this gives you the chance to learn without faster, more confident skiers distracting you. Experienced snow-lovers will also find plenty here: with 30 intermediate trails and 24 black-diamond runs, the complex provides a challenge for all visitors, regardless of skill level. A wealth of accommodations and activities, surrounded by dramatic mountainous landscape, make this a great place to stay even when taking a day off from the slopes. Arrange to visit Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu and other attractions in Tongariro National Park using our Tongariro National Park trip planner.
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  • Total rip-off. I've skied in many countries and this is by far the biggest rip-off. If your child wants a group lesson (1hr 50min) you not only need to pay $99 (not including gear), but also $50 for.....  more »
  • Only beginner area is open and track is very short which finish in 10 seconds. Was told that the gondola is opening soon from the morning every hour but didn't happen. Waste of time and waste of...  more »
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