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5 Day Mt Ruapehu Family Ski Holiday

Days
5

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$1237

North Island
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Overview

Take your family on a 5 Day Mt Ruapehu Family Ski Holiday winter getaway to North Island, New Zealand's premier ski fields. Picking up your car in Auckland, you will head for Mt Ruapehu and stay at the beautiful National Park Village. Enjoy 2 exciting days of skiing or snowboarding on Whakapapa or Turoa ski fields and spend your free days exploring many off-mountain activities in Tongariro National Park.

Want to spend more time in the snow or extend your self-drive holiday? Let us know and we're happy to customise this holiday for you! 

Our Covid Policy

In light of the global impacts of COVID-19, we continue to work with our partners to provide the greatest client flexibility in an ever-changing climate. Where itineraries need to change due to COVID-19 restrictions we will waive our amendment fees and work closely with third-party suppliers so that they do the same. Any payments you have made will be put into credit and held in trust until you are ready to make plans to travel again.

mt ruapehu ski holiday new zealand

mt ruapehu ski holiday new zealand

mt ruapehu ski holiday new zealand

mt ruapehu ski holiday new zealand

Itinerary

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Day 1Welcome to Auckland!

Arrive into Auckland, pick up your car and head to Tongariro National Park

Collect your rental car
This tour can be priced with any of the rental cars available in our fantastic range, from economy hatchbacks to prestige saloons and SUV's.


Auckland to Whakapapa Village
Today you will leave Auckland and travel south through the rolling pastures of Waikato. Take the time to detour to Waitomo and experience its network of underground caves before heading inland to the Central Plateau and arriving at Tongariro National Park. A world heritage site, Tongariro is home to three active volcanoes Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe as well as a host of activities including hiking, fishing, climbing, mountain biking and skiing.

Accommodation - Skotel Alpine Resort

Day 2First day on the snow

Mt Ruapehu 2 Day Anytime Flexi-Ski Lift Pass

With a two day flexi-ski lift pass you'll have the best of both worlds and ultimate flexibility on Mt Ruapehu. You can decide on the day whether you're skiing Whakapapa or Turoa and the pass is valid for the two days anytime during the season during which it was purchased, the days don't have to be consecutive.

Don't own your own gear or snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?

No worries, chat to us about adding rentals and lessons.


Whakapapa ski field
Whakapapa Ski Area on the north-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu is New Zealand's largest ski area. Whakapapa is home to New Zealand's premiere beginners' area, Happy Valley. It's a big complete learners area in its own valley away from the worry of faster skiers/boarders putting you off. It has its own cafe, rental complex and ski school meeting area. The gentle slope is nice and long, giving you plenty of time to really get the hang of your new sport and there is a slow-moving chairlift that takes you to the top of the slope while giving your legs a rest between runs. There are also more than 30 groomed trails that intermediate skiers and boarders love. The volcanic terrain at Whakapapa gives a massive variety between trails, giving you the choice of bumps, chutes, drops, bowls or nice wide runs. With 24 black and black diamond runs plus the lift accessed Black Magic backcountry area, there is plenty at Whakapapa to get the adrenaline pumping even for the most expert of experts.


Accommodation - Skotel Alpine Resort

Day 3Second Day on the Snow

Turoa ski field

Turoa Ski Area on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu offers a massive 722m of vertical descent on New Zealand's highest chairlift - the High Noon Express. The Alpine Meadow at the base of Turoa Ski Area is a wonderful little beginners' area. It has a massive 120m long carpet lift, which is like a conveyor belt over the snow and super easy to use.

With 25 black and black diamond runs and two spectacular lift-accessed backcountry areas you'll find a massive variety of terrain as an advanced skier/rider at Turoa. Enjoy the natural half-pipes and chutes through the Organ Pipes and the Solitude backcountry area or the amazing wide sweeping terrain of the Triangle and the Glacier backcountry area. If you're into steeps Hamilton's Face is for you and the budding big mountain skier will find an ever-changing range of natural terrain features to play on.


Accommodation - Skotel Alpine Resort

Day 4Free day in Tongariro

Take a day off the snow and explore all Tongariro National Park has to offer

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Volcanic Explorer Scenic Flight by Aeroplane


SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Tongariro White Water Rafting

Day 5Return to Auckland

Ohakune to Waitomo

Head through National Park and across rich rolling farmland to the limestone regions of Waitomo and the famous Waitomo Caves complex.


Waitomo to Auckland City
The lush farmland of the Waikato and the limestone hills of the Waitomo region provide some great scenery as you head north. Visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House en route for a great look at some of New Zealand's native birds in particular our famous flightless namesake.


SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Tour

COST PER PERSON W/ CAR RENTAL (TWIN-SHARE)

June 2021 - October 2021

  • Adult: from NZ$1,237

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Welcome to Auckland!

Arrive into Auckland, pick up your car and head to Tongariro National Park

Collect your rental car
This tour can be priced with any of the rental cars available in our fantastic range, from economy hatchbacks to prestige saloons and SUV's.


Auckland to Whakapapa Village
Today you will leave Auckland and travel south through the rolling pastures of Waikato. Take the time to detour to Waitomo and experience its network of underground caves before heading inland to the Central Plateau and arriving at Tongariro National Park. A world heritage site, Tongariro is home to three active volcanoes Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe as well as a host of activities including hiking, fishing, climbing, mountain biking and skiing.

Accommodation - Skotel Alpine Resort

Day 2First day on the snow

Mt Ruapehu 2 Day Anytime Flexi-Ski Lift Pass

With a two day flexi-ski lift pass you'll have the best of both worlds and ultimate flexibility on Mt Ruapehu. You can decide on the day whether you're skiing Whakapapa or Turoa and the pass is valid for the two days anytime during the season during which it was purchased, the days don't have to be consecutive.

Don't own your own gear or snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?

No worries, chat to us about adding rentals and lessons.


Whakapapa ski field
Whakapapa Ski Area on the north-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu is New Zealand's largest ski area. Whakapapa is home to New Zealand's premiere beginners' area, Happy Valley. It's a big complete learners area in its own valley away from the worry of faster skiers/boarders putting you off. It has its own cafe, rental complex and ski school meeting area. The gentle slope is nice and long, giving you plenty of time to really get the hang of your new sport and there is a slow-moving chairlift that takes you to the top of the slope while giving your legs a rest between runs. There are also more than 30 groomed trails that intermediate skiers and boarders love. The volcanic terrain at Whakapapa gives a massive variety between trails, giving you the choice of bumps, chutes, drops, bowls or nice wide runs. With 24 black and black diamond runs plus the lift accessed Black Magic backcountry area, there is plenty at Whakapapa to get the adrenaline pumping even for the most expert of experts.


Accommodation - Skotel Alpine Resort

Day 3Second Day on the Snow

Turoa ski field

Turoa Ski Area on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu offers a massive 722m of vertical descent on New Zealand's highest chairlift - the High Noon Express. The Alpine Meadow at the base of Turoa Ski Area is a wonderful little beginners' area. It has a massive 120m long carpet lift, which is like a conveyor belt over the snow and super easy to use.

With 25 black and black diamond runs and two spectacular lift-accessed backcountry areas you'll find a massive variety of terrain as an advanced skier/rider at Turoa. Enjoy the natural half-pipes and chutes through the Organ Pipes and the Solitude backcountry area or the amazing wide sweeping terrain of the Triangle and the Glacier backcountry area. If you're into steeps Hamilton's Face is for you and the budding big mountain skier will find an ever-changing range of natural terrain features to play on.


Accommodation - Skotel Alpine Resort

Day 4Free day in Tongariro

Take a day off the snow and explore all Tongariro National Park has to offer

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Volcanic Explorer Scenic Flight by Aeroplane


SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Tongariro White Water Rafting

Day 5Return to Auckland

Ohakune to Waitomo

Head through National Park and across rich rolling farmland to the limestone regions of Waitomo and the famous Waitomo Caves complex.


Waitomo to Auckland City
The lush farmland of the Waikato and the limestone hills of the Waitomo region provide some great scenery as you head north. Visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House en route for a great look at some of New Zealand's native birds in particular our famous flightless namesake.


SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Tour

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