Mt Ruapehu Winter Transport – Sorry this service is not currently running

12- 14 hours
Min Age : 18
Whakatane iSite, Quay St, Whakatane 3120
Max People : 8

Nau mai haere mai ki waka hukarere! Welcome to our Mt Ruapehu snow transport! Whether you are a learner or pro, let us take the hassle out of getting to the maunga (mountain) to slay the slopes. Chill and relax as we pick you up and drop you off to Whakapapa or Tūroa ski fields.

Service starts from the Whakatane/Ohope/Kawerau region with pick up available along the way at Rotorua and Taupo.

Do you need a mountain pass or gear? We are more than happy to sort for you, just let us know. Please note additional charges apply.

To make sure we maximise time on the maunga (mountain) pick up starts between 5am-6am depending on number of passengers and pick up location. We’ll have you back between 7pm-8pm.

This experience requires a minimum of 6 manuhiri (visitors/guests) to proceed.

Adult (18+ years) $50.

For health and safety reasons customers must be 18 years or older.

Bookings available up to 12pm the day before experience date. Late notice bookings may be considered. Please call us on +64 21 379 201 to confirm.

Return transport to Mt Ruapehu ski fields Whakapapa or Tūroa.

  • Clothing.
  • Equipment.
  • Food and drink.
  • Mountain/ski field lift pass.

We are more than happy to sort for you, just let us know upon booking. Please note additional charges apply.

  • Thermal clothing.
  • Thermal socks.
  • Snow jacket.
  • Snow pants.
  • Snow boots/footwear.
  • Gloves/mittens.
  • Scarf, neck gaiter or balaclava.
  • Beanie.
  • Snowboarding or skiing equipment – Hireage available at Whakapapa and Turoa.
  • Food and drink – Also available to purchase at Whakapapa and Turoa.
  • Backpack to carry items.
  • Sunblock.
  • Spare change of warm clothing and footwear.
  • We recommend avoiding bringing items of value unless it is intended for them to be carried/secured with you for the duration of the experience, for example phone or camera. Rangitāiki Tours Limited accepts no responsibility for damage or loss of personal possessions, except where have legal obligation to do so.

For health and safety reasons manuhiri (visitors/guests) must be 18 years or older. All manuhiri (guests) must advise of any pre-existing health conditions (e.g. vehicle sickness, muscle/body aches etc.) or safety concerns upon booking to ensure we can provide controls measures. Your payment confirms that you understand the safety risks associated with activities on the mountain and that you attend this service at your own risk. This service is strictly for transport to and from Mt Ruapehu ski fields Whakapapa or Tūroa. Rangitāiki Tours Limited accepts no responsibility for injury or death on the mountain, except where have legal obligation to do so.

Available Wednesday to Saturday during the months of July and August only. Other days may be available upon request. Please contact us or call +64 21 379 201 to enquire further.

We kindly ask that all manuhiri (visitors/guests) are ready and arrive on time. In the interest of the roopū (tour group) we will not delay if people are late.

More information can be found in our FAQs on Rangitāiki Tours’ website.

In the case of adverse weather conditions (e.g. rain, high winds etc.) a postponement or cancellation call will be made no later than 6pm the evening before the scheduled experience. All manuhiri (visitors/guests) will be notified via email or text and offered:

  • Credit of equivalent value for future use.
  • Refund less 5% administration costs.

Please refer to Rangitāiki Tours’ terms and conditions for more information.

Rangitāiki Tours responsibility covers transport to and from Mt Ruapehu ski fields Whakapapa or Tūroa.

Rangitāiki Tours does not accept responsibility during your time on the mountain ski fields.

Your payment confirms that you accept responsibility and indemnify Rangitāiki Tours of the risks associated with being on Mt Ruapehu. This may include, but is not limited to, falls, collisions, avalanche, or eruption.

By attending this experience all manuhiri (visitors/guests) agree to Rangitāiki Tours’ terms and conditions.