Whakapapa and Turoa are now combined into New Zealand’s largest ski resort. They are both located on Mount ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park. It has plenty of lifting capacity, 43 trails ranging in different terrains for all ability levels including off-piste expert terrain.
This NZ skiing area can be broken into three areas, including a self contained beginners area and two other areas accessible by lift. Nearby accommodation includes hotels, motels and backpacker facilities.
Ski hire is available throughout the NZ Ski Fields and Whakapapa has ski shops, snow groomers, instructors and a ski school for adults and children with free-riding allowed on all open terrain as well as a half-pipe.
Accommodation throughout and surrounding Whakapapa can range from backpacker style, hotel suites or self-contained units allowing the perfect accommodation for any traveller and encouraging a stop-over while exploring the beautiful country that New Zealand is.
Whether your staying at a ski resort or a short while away, transfers can be arranged to make sure your stay is a memorable one and is sure to encourage any visitor to want to return.
Around the area you’ll find activities including relaxing ones, adventurous ones and thrilling ones, with something for everyone. Whether it’s white water rafting your after, or tame fishing charter, Whakapapa offers a wide variety of events and arts and crafts sure to keep everyone occupied.
Make sure your holiday to New Zealand includes a visit to Whakapapa.