9 Rankers Reviews
19 Tongariro / National Park Village
In the summer ride the chairlifts up to the Knoll Ridge Cafe to get quick access to several awesome walks on Mt Ruapehu.
The walk up to Skyline Ridge is fairly short with big rewards. A 1.5 to 2 hour round trip that takes you to 2300 meters above sea level. From this altitude the views are awesome, you can see across Tongariro National Park, Mt Ngauruhoe, Mt Tongariro and Lake Taupo. This is a courtesy mark trail starting from the top of the chairlifts by the Knoll ridge cafe at 2000m and travels through old lava flows and loose ash it is not a benched track.
If weather conditions deteriorate during the day we may close lifts earlier than planned. If this happens, and you miss your lift ride down, you will have to make your own way back to the base area on foot. Follow the orange and blue markers starting from the top of the Waterfall Express Chairlift.
North Island ▷ Ruapehu ▷ Tongariro / National Park Village
Went up the ski lift that costs $30. It is a 2 hour walk from there. It is like being on Mars. Very bleak. The view at the end is amazing though. Must have a head for heights though!
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We bought tickets to go on the lift to the place where we should begin our walk (fair price). Although the signs misguided us in the wrong direction so we did not enjoy the walk that much.
We missed the snow at home but here we had it. Take a ride with the chairlift to the highest cafe in New Zealand at 2020m. Especially the 'Skyline Walk' offers an incredible view over the National park and wandering through snow in summer months is a lot of fun!
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Starts with 2 alpine lifts and then you walk for two hours. Not an easy walk!! You have the option to go to the Crater, it takes 3 more hours.
Excellent. Walked to the ridge from second chair lift.
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Fun to take the chair lifts up. We did the walk with 2 children (4 and 5 years old), So it was a 4 hour walk! But they liked it, managed to go up to the top and the view was STUNNING!
Amazing views and well worth the climb and effort. We walked it in 2 hours with our 5 year old son. He also loved it.
Easy enough for a five year old child, wonderful view, chair lift.
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