Whakapapa Sky Waka Gondola Getaway - 3 Days

NZD 189 per person (double room ensuite)

NZD 205 per person (glamping pod)

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Getaway Summary
Location: Tongariro National Park Village
2 nights/3 days
Accommodation in 3* hotel
Return ticket for Sky Waka Gondola

Your ride to the sky with Whakapapa Sky Waka Gondola

You might not be a passionate skier or snowboarder and you can’t quite see the fun in shredding the slopes. But you might still want to experience the snow, the clear mountain air and the amazing views from the mountain top the skiers usually get.

If that’s the case, then this is for you: Sky Waka Gondola is the newest addition to Whakapapa’s mountain fun! The gondola quickly and safely takes you to 2020m. First, drink in the views of the Pinnacles and maybe even all the way down to the valley, then drink a delicious coffee at Knoll Ridge Chalet. 

Your accommodation in Tongariro National Park Village

Plateau Lodge is located in the heart of Tongariro National Park Village. The village is about 40 minutes away from Whakapapa ski field and just over an hour from Turoa ski field.

At Plateau Loge, you’ll find a range of accommodation types which are ideal for couples, groups of friends and families. And from July, you can choose to stay in one of their new glamping pods.

After a tiring day in the snow, you’ll just love a soak in the private spa pool. Cook and eat your own meal in the cosy communal area. Or if you feel like going out, restaurants and popular Schnapps Bar are only a few minutes walk away.


  • 2 nights at 3* Plateau Lodge in National Park Village, in a Double Ensuite Room
  • Return ticket with Sky Waka Gondola

Not Included

  • Other meals
  • Entry fee to other attractions or activities

Got a day to explore Tongariro National Park? There’s so much to see and do here! How about:

  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing (guided in Winter)
  • Walk to Taranaki Falls
  • Bike ride on the Old Coach Road
  • Minigolf 
  • Tongariro River Rafting

Click here for further details on things to do in Tongariro National Park

Travel dates: 01 July – 26 October (planned opening dates for Mt Ruapehu)
Afternoon tea: 03.30 – 04.30pm

Weekend Getaways NZ

Pricing is based on 2 people. Please send an enquiry for the price if you’re more people.

Payment for our packaged getaway is due at the time of confirmation/invoice. Please send us a screenshot of the payment within 24h. If travel takes place within 48h from booking, only credit and debit card payments are accepted and a surcharge of 2.5% will be charged to your card.

Cancellations & amendments to bookings must be made 72h prior to travel dates. Any cancellations after this date will be non-refundable.

Mt Ruapehu mountain pass (Anzcro)

All ski and snow products are non-refundable

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