Opening late June 2019!
Explore the volcanic landscapes of Whakapapa. New in June 2019: NZ’s largest gondola, Sky Waka. The $25 million gondola will travel 1.8 km’s through one of the North Island’s most rugged & spectacular landscapes past waterfalls and snow-laden peaks.
A new gondola & restaurant project is underway. Once open, you can enjoy an incredible 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.
Once you arrive at Knoll Ridge Chalet, enjoy a buffet meal at the brand new Pinnacles Restaurant while taking in the views of the Central Plateau & beyond from the award-winning highest eatery in New Zealand. For a lighter meal or snack, you also have the option of Pātaka (the larder) or the Four Peaks Alley food alley.
View filming locations from Lord of the Rings movies & amazing mountain scenery, including waterfalls, volcanic rock & panoramic vistas.