You'll be awestruck by the views & volcanic landscape when taking a Scenic Chairlift Ride to Hut Flat (1,800m).

Scenic Chairlift Rides

9am - 4pm daily (weather permitting).

Sit back & enjoy chairlift rides over Mt Ruapehu's striking volcanic terrain. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the World Heritage National Park from the comfort of a chairlift.

View filming locations from Lord of the Rings movies & amazing mountain scenery, including waterfalls, volcanic rock & panoramic vistas. It's a relaxed journey you won't forget anytime soon!

Suitable for all ages & perfect for families. Last ride from the Base Area is at 3:30pm. Closed footwear is mandatory.


Purchase your pass from Vertical Retail or Taupo Snow Depot.

2 Adults + 3 Youth
18+ yrs
5-17 yrs
0-4 yrs

Short Walks

Hike unique volcanic trails


Satisfy your appetite with a meal, or simply sip on a cold refreshment while absorbing breathtaking views.
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