Mt Ruapehu Ski Fields - Shuttles & Transfers

About your trip

We’ll take care of the logistics so you can explore the mountain.

We offer a hassle-free round trip shuttle service from Turangi to the Whakapapa Ski Fields.

Whakapapa Ski Field’s incredible natural volcanic terrain offers an awesome range of slopes for skiers and riders of all levels. 

We’ll get you there safely.

Your safety is our number one priority, and we are constantly monitoring the conditions on the mountain.

Our 4-wheel drive vehicles are fully equipped with snow chains, and our experienced drivers are qualified in advanced 4-wheel alpine driving.

Bookings are essential as seats fill up quickly. 

There are optional departure and return times to choose from.  

If you have any special requests, please let us know when booking.

Please arrive 15 minutes before departure so that we can run on time.

If the mountain is closed due to bad weather, you may change your booking to another day receive a gift voucher or a get full refund. Terms and conditions apply.

Trips to Ruapehu Whakapapa Ski Fields

Round Trip: From Turangi to Whakapapa Ski fields

Avoid waiting in the long vehicle queues or trying to find a car park. Book a ride with us.

Park up on Turangi and we will collect you from our designated pickup point.

Once you've had your fun at the mountain, we will drop you back off.

Travel Times

8.30 a.m. Depart Turangi

4.00 p.m. Return Whakapapa

* Times may vary depending on weather and demand. Please contact us for more information.

Rates
Price

     $50.00 per person

Transport Duration

Approximately 45 minutes each way.

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Round Trip - From ​National Park 'Park n Ride' to Whakapapa Ski fields

Worried about not finding a car park?

Park at one of our designated car parks and we will collect you and take you up to the ski fields.

Once you've had your fun at the mountain, we will drop you back off.

Travel Times

10.00 a.m. Depart Carpark

11.00 a.m. Depart Carpark

2.00 p.m. Return Whakapapa

3.00 p.m. Return Whakapapa

* Times may vary depending on weather and demand. Please contact us for more information.

Rates
Price

     $30.00 per person

Transport Duration

Approximately 45 minutes each way.

SNOW PREPAREDNESS

Know before you go

Conditions on the mountain can change rapidly so it's important to be prepared.

  • Wear warm clothes that can be layered. with an outer layer that is water and windproof
  • Ensure you have a warm hat, gloves and scarf
  • Wear sturdy footwear
  • Make sure you can be seen with colourful outer layers
  • Know your limits to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you

"Thank you for supporting local business"

Please acknowledge our appreciation of Thanks for travelling with us Backyard Tours an approved Department of Conservation transport operator.

A portion of your transport cost contributes to the maintenance of the Tongariro National Park UNESCO first dual heritage National Park in the World.

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