18 Nov

Sky Waka Gondola and Whitewater Rafting

Experience two of the top family activities in the Taupo and Ruapehu regions; the Sky Waka Gondola at Whakapapa on Mt Ruapehu and the top-rated rafting trip on the Tongariro River.

Mix mountains and whitewater to have the ultimate outdoor adventure! The amazing 1.8km ride up Mt Ruapehu in the gondola is unmissable. Soak in the views of the Central Plateau before reaching the architecturally stunning Knoll Ridge Chalet at the top. If you’ve got extra time, add on an incredible dining experience at the Knoll Ridge Chalet.

Whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River is the perfect mixture of screams, splashes and stunning scenery. Find out more about our grade 3 whitewater rafting trips here>

This combo can be split over two days or completed in one full day if short on time. Mt Ruapehu’s Whakapapa Ski area is a scenic 45min drive from our base.


Because of our exclusive partnership with Mount Ruapehu, we are able to offer the following discounted prices.

  • Adult $168 
  • Child $131

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