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National Park Villages, blog post, Sky Waka gondola to reopen for Queen's Birthday weekend, Jono Dean, CEO, RAL - Jono Dean, CEO, RAL
19 May 2020

Sky Waka gondola to reopen for Queen's Birthday weekend


he Sky Waka gondola at Whakapapa on Mt Ruapehu will for be opening for sightseeing trips during this Queen's Birthday weekend, while ski areas are expected open in late June or early July.

National Park Villages, blog post, Download the latest issue of Adventure magazine now - it's FREE!, The April issue of Adventure Magazine -
21 April 2020

Download the latest issue of Adventure magazine now - it's FREE!


Read about, dream and plan your next adventure from the safety of your own home with the latest issue of Adventure magazine.

National Park Villages, blog post, Discover the history of Te Pōrere Redoubt, Te Pōrere Redoubt - Te Pōrere Redoubt - upper redoubt
19 April 2020

Discover the history of Te Pōrere Redoubt


Just off SH 47, 25 km from National Park Village, lies one of our region's many hidden gems - the historic Te Pōrere Redoubt. But what makes this site special and why is it famous? Find out here...

National Park Villages, blog post, 2019 Mt Ruapehu Shuttle Service Starts, 2019 Mt Ruapehu Shuttle Service Starts - 2019 Mt Ruapehu Shuttle Service Starts
04 July 2019

2019 Mt Ruapehu Shuttle Service Starts


A new fleet of four-wheel drive buses to the ski areas on Mt Ruapehu have started running for the 2019 season.

National Park Villages, blog post, Fun Things To Do Around Ruapehu In Winter - Apart From Skiing, Fun Things To Do Around Ruapehu In Winter - Apart From Skiing - Fun Things To Do Around Ruapehu In Winter - Apart From Skiing
15 May 2019

Fun Things To Do Around Ruapehu In Winter - Apart From Skiing


Hitting the slopes on Mt Ruapehu is undoubtedly the most popular attraction in the Tongariro National Park area in winter. But here are some other fun activities in the region if skiing or boarding are not your thing.

National Park Villages, blog post, Great Walks In Tongariro National Park (Apart From The Crossing), Great Walks In Tongariro National Park (Apart From The Crossing) - Great Walks In Tongariro National Park (Apart From The Crossing)
15 March 2019

Great Walks In Tongariro National Park (Apart From The Crossing)


Great walks in Tongariro National Park (Apart from The Tongariro Alpine Crossing!)

National Park Villages, blog post, Hop On A Shuttle, Hop On A Shuttle - Hop On A Shuttle
15 January 2019

Hop On A Shuttle


DOC urges Tongariro Alpine Crossing hikers to leave their vehicles behind.

National Park Villages, blog post, A First-Timers Thoughts On Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing In Winter, A First-Timers Thoughts On Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing In Winter - A First-Timers Thoughts On Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing In Winter
15 November 2018

A First-Timers Thoughts On Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing In Winter


By Marina van Wyk, Tongariro Crossing Lodge.