New Zealanders have an affinity for the outdoors. Whether that is a trip to the beach, or a walk in the bush, much of New Zealand takes advantage of the wealth of pristine natural landscapes that the North and South Island offer. New Zealand is also a country that is proud of its mountaineering heritage. […]
Notice: Whakapapa scenic sector in the Tongariro National Park have a few dates that will affect summer hikers and chairlift rides and observations from the top of Knoll Ridge. Whakapapa Ski Area will have a shut-down period of the Scenic Chairlifts and Knoll Ridge Cafe for the installation of our new Snow Factory. Shut down […]
Whakapapa Unlimited Step onto the side of NZ’s largest active volcano, Mt Ruapehu. Situated within a dual World Heritage National Park, this spiritually and culturally significant maunga (mountain) is the highest in the North Island. You will be awestruck at the inspiring views and geological features when you take a scenic ride on two chairlifts […]
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd Set to Relaunch Happy Valley The past 12 months have been a busy time at Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL). The Whakapapa Licence to operate was renewed in December 2015, and that kicked off a $100 million investment plan at Mt Ruapehu’s three ski areas. An $11 million investment plan for this […]
Enjoy your trip, use a shuttle provider and don’t worry about car parking DoC this summer are encouraging all visitors interested in the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to use shuttles from Whakapapa, National Park Village, Turangi, Taupo or Ohakune. Car park access is narrow, unsealed and limited in numbers. We are encouraging visitors to plan ahead and […]
Project Tongariro Project Tongariro in the central North Island has launched New Zealand’s first interactive smartphone application for a National Park – just in time for the busy summer walking season. Called the Pocket Ranger, the ‘free to download’ app is designed to offer an interactive and multi-media experience that provides interpretation, maps and images of […]
This is a brand new section of our website and will soon be updated with regular news and information about the Tongariro National Park. Stay tuned!