Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa

2.6
#6 of 18 in Outdoors in Tongariro National Park
There's room for everyone at Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand's largest ski area. Beginners have the run of their own valley, complete with a cafe, rental complex, and ski school meeting area--this gives you the chance to learn without faster, more confident skiers distracting you. Experienced snow-lovers will also find plenty here: with 30 intermediate trails and 24 black-diamond runs, the complex provides a challenge for all visitors, regardless of skill level. A wealth of accommodations and activities, surrounded by dramatic mountainous landscape, make this a great place to stay even when taking a day off from the slopes. Arrange to visit Whakapapa - Mt Ruapehu and other attractions in Tongariro National Park using our Tongariro National Park trip planner.
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  • Everything was a failure. Only one small part of Happy valley was open with breakdowns on the carpet all day. Closed everything at 4pm. Second day they apparently ran of food. After the disaster of...  more »
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