Our Locations > Mountains > TaupōWhakapapa Ski-field


Rugged snowy peaks sitting in the middle of the North Island.

Whakapapa Ski-field and village lies within the Tongariro National Park, on the lower north-west slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Whakapapa is New Zealands largest ski area, 1050 Hectares. It is the ancestral home of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Embrace the feeling of awe as you stand amongst the sacred mountains of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe which make up the world's first dual World Heritage area. Great access to multiple locations and backdrops.

Elements of Lord of the Rings were filmed in this area here.

Key facts

Key Features

Skifield, Snow, Mountain

Distance from Auckland

369km

Permitting

DOC, Joel Corbie, Ngati Tuwharetoa - Bubs Smith

Distance from Taupo

150km