Note: As part of Manaaki Adventures “duty of care” we will organise and book your domestic flights (if needed) and add it to the cost to your invoice. The price above does not include domestic flights. Make sure you add the activities you wish to include as you fill in your online application.


Friday – (half day) – Travel to Taupo to see the all impressive Huka Falls and have tea before continuing on.
Saturday – (Full day) Early morning head to Turoa/Whakapapa Ski Field where you will be given a professional Snow/Skiing lesson. Head back to our accommodation for a hot soak.
Sunday – (Full day) A relaxed start to the morning and then venture back up the mountain to fine tune the skills learnt the day before.

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The Ruapehu Snow Adventure

$500 (NZD Including GST)

Tour Dates 2018

July 27th – July 29th

August 3rd – August 5th

August 24th -August 26th

September 14th – September 16th


Tour Overview

The ‘Ruapehu Snow Adventure’ takes us to the central plateau to visit the famous Mt Ruapehu. We travel through Taupo to National Park where we stay in ski lodge style accommodation. We hit the slopes for two days straight, fitting in a lesson for the beginners and a much needed soak in one of the many hot pools on offer.

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Optional Extras

it is compulsory to have a lesson if you are a beginner skier or snowboarder. If you have enough experience and you do not wish to partake in a lesson then you do not need to add this to you tour price. Ruapehu Alpine lifts provide a 2 hr group lesson. This takes students though the basic concepts or riding and how to be safe up the mountain.
You have the option to hire additional clothing and equipment to make your time on the mountain safer and more comfortable. Some of the following items are compulsory to either bring or hire. You can add the cost of each item onto your tour price as you fill in your online application. Items for hire include:

Pants – $10 per day
Jackets – $10 per day
Goggles – $8 per day
Helmet – $10 per day
Gloves – $5 per day

Included in the Price

2 x Professional guides
All transport
All food
All accommodation
1 x Hot pools
2 x Ski and snowboard all day hire
2 x All day all mountain pass

Note: not all tours leave from Auckland. Alternative “pick up” and “drop off” points can be arranged.