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Sky Waka, Mt Ruapehu

Tongariro National Park

Ride New Zealand's most unique gondola, high above the UNESCO world-heritage-listed mountain area. For wild adventure, for supreme beauty, and for an unforgettable dining experience.

Journey into the clouds! Your exploration of New Zealand isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the ride through the sky on the largest gondola in Aotearoa. Ride over waterfalls and ancient lava flows to take in the majestic scenery of Mt Ruapehu and its neighbouring volcanoes within the dual world heritage Tongariro National Park.

Sky Waka travels 1.8kms up to 2,020m at New Zealand’s highest dining experience, Knoll Ridge Chalet. The multi-storey eatery features something for everyone, from a sit-down buffet with amazing views to a quick grab-and-go snack.

Ski, Ride & sightsee in Winter. Sightsee, dine and hike in Summer.

Opening times

Business hours
Lifts Open 10am to 4pm (weather permitting). Please check weather and operational status on daily report at


$39 (Adult)
$19 (Child, 16 and under)
+64 7 892 4000
Physical address:
Bruce Road
Mt Ruapehu
Tongariro National Park