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3 Day Mt Ruapehu Family Ski Self Drive Holiday

Days
3

Pricing From
$851

North Island
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Overview

Looking for a quick snow fix? This 3-Day Mt Ruapehu Family Ski Self Drive Holiday self drives package packs in 2 days of skiing or snowboarding at the Whakapapa or Turoa ski fields. Explore the surrounding regions with your free time or add more days if you're for that extra winter fun! 

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.

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mt ruapehu, whakapapa, turoa, tongariro ski winter new zealand

mt ruapehu, whakapapa, turoa, tongariro ski winter new zealand

mt ruapehu, whakapapa, turoa, tongariro ski winter new zealand

mt ruapehu, whakapapa, turoa, tongariro ski winter new zealand

Itinerary

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Day 1Auckland to Whakapapa Village

Collect your rental 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 - Tongariro Crossing Lodge

Day 2Ski Day

Head up the mountain today for your first day on the snow

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.

Mt Ruapehu Anytime Lift Pass & Rental Combo

The Mt Ruapehu, Ohakune and on-mountain rental outlets make it easier for you to start your day on the snow. Mt Ruapehu has New Zealand's largest fleet of skis and snowboards, boots and poles. It's all ready and waiting for you right there on the mountain!
Don't own your own snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?
No worries, chat to us about adding clothing rental and lessons.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Mt Ruapehu 1 Day Snow Jacket & Pants Rental
Don't own the appropriate clothing to stay warm in the snow? No problem! Mt Ruapehu's rental department has a great range of clothing to keep you warm and dry. Chat to us about how many days you would like to rent clothing for.

Accommodation - Tongariro Crossing Lodge

Day 3Ski Day / Return to Auckland

You may like to explore a different ski field before heading back to Auckland with wonderful memories

Mt Ruapehu Anytime Lift Pass & Rental Combo

The Mt Ruapehu, Ohakune and on-mountain rental outlets make it easier for you to start your day on the snow. Mt Ruapehu has New Zealand's largest fleet of skis and snowboards, boots and poles. It's all ready and waiting for you right there on the mountain!
Don't own your own snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?

No worries, chat to us about adding clothing rental and lessons.

Tongariro National Park to Auckland
Today you will travel from Tongariro National Park to Auckland. You will travel along State Highways and past historical towns such as Taumarunui, the meeting place of the Whanganui and Ongarue Rivers, an important centre in Maori history. Before arriving into Auckland City, home of the iconic Sky Tower.

Cost per person with car rental (twin-share)

June 2021 - October 2021

  • Adult: from NZ$851

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Auckland to Whakapapa Village

Collect your rental 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 - Tongariro Crossing Lodge

Day 2Ski Day

Head up the mountain today for your first day on the snow

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.

Mt Ruapehu Anytime Lift Pass & Rental Combo

The Mt Ruapehu, Ohakune and on-mountain rental outlets make it easier for you to start your day on the snow. Mt Ruapehu has New Zealand's largest fleet of skis and snowboards, boots and poles. It's all ready and waiting for you right there on the mountain!
Don't own your own snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?
No worries, chat to us about adding clothing rental and lessons.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Mt Ruapehu 1 Day Snow Jacket & Pants Rental
Don't own the appropriate clothing to stay warm in the snow? No problem! Mt Ruapehu's rental department has a great range of clothing to keep you warm and dry. Chat to us about how many days you would like to rent clothing for.

Accommodation - Tongariro Crossing Lodge

Day 3Ski Day / Return to Auckland

You may like to explore a different ski field before heading back to Auckland with wonderful memories

Mt Ruapehu Anytime Lift Pass & Rental Combo

The Mt Ruapehu, Ohakune and on-mountain rental outlets make it easier for you to start your day on the snow. Mt Ruapehu has New Zealand's largest fleet of skis and snowboards, boots and poles. It's all ready and waiting for you right there on the mountain!
Don't own your own snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?

No worries, chat to us about adding clothing rental and lessons.

Tongariro National Park to Auckland
Today you will travel from Tongariro National Park to Auckland. You will travel along State Highways and past historical towns such as Taumarunui, the meeting place of the Whanganui and Ongarue Rivers, an important centre in Maori history. Before arriving into Auckland City, home of the iconic Sky Tower.

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