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3 Day Mt Ruapehu Family Ski Holiday

Head to New Zealand's North Island for 3 days of winter fun on this fantastic Mt Ruapehu ski holiday package. With 2 days skiing or snowboarding at the Whakapapa or Turoa ski fields, you will have plenty of time to get your snow fix as well as a few days to explore the surrounding regions.

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North Island Self Drive

This suggested tour costs from NZD$755 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Auckland

3 days/2 nights

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 Rental car included

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Day 1: Collect your rental car and head to Tongariro National Park. Accommodation: Tongariro Crossing Lodge

Day 2: Head up the mountain today for your first day on the snow. Accommodation: Tongariro Crossing Lodge

Day 3: You may like to explore a different ski field before heading back to Auckland with wonderful memories.

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Detailed itinerary: 3 day tour starting in Auckland

Day 1 - Collect your rental car and head to Tongariro National Park

3 Day Mt Ruapehu Family Ski Holiday - Day 1
Collect your Ski New Zealand rental car

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Auckland to Whakapapa Village

Today you will leave Auckland and travel south through the rolling pastures of Waikato. Take the time to detour to Waitomo and experience its network of underground caves before heading inland to the Central Plateau and arriving at Tongariro National Park. A world heritage site, Tongariro is home to three active volcanoes Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe as well as a host of activities including hiking, fishing, climbing, mountain biking and skiing.

Your accommodation: Tongariro Crossing Lodge

Tongariro Crossing Lodge is a small boutique, colonial-inspired accommodation whose buildings date back to the early 1900s. The lodge is made up of just six well appointed, large, warm rooms with their own bathrooms.

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 337 kms / 209 miles : 4.0 hours

Day 2 - Head up the mountain today for your first day on the snow

3 Day Mt Ruapehu Family Ski Holiday - Day 2
Whakapapa ski field

Whakapapa Ski Area on the north-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu is New Zealand's largest ski area. Whakapapa is home to New Zealand's premiere beginners' area, Happy Valley. It's a big complete learners area in its own valley away from the worry of faster skiers/boarders putting you off. It has its own cafe, rental complex and ski school meeting area. The gentle slope is nice and long, giving you plenty of time to really get the hang of your new sport and there is a slow-moving chairlift that takes you to the top of the slope while giving your legs a rest between runs. There are also more than 30 groomed trails that intermediate skiers and boarders love. The volcanic terrain at Whakapapa gives a massive variety between trails, giving you the choice of bumps, chutes, drops, bowls or nice wide runs. With 24 black and black diamond runs plus the lift accessed Black Magic backcountry area, there is plenty at Whakapapa to get the adrenaline pumping even for the most expert of experts.

Mt Ruapehu Anytime Lift Pass & Rental Combo

The Mt Ruapehu, Ohakune and on-mountain rental outlets make it easier for you to start your day on the snow. Mt Ruapehu has New Zealand's largest fleet of skis and snowboards, boots and poles. It's all ready and waiting for you right there on the mountain!
Don't own your own snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?
No worries, chat to us about adding clothing rental and lessons.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Mt Ruapehu 1 Day Snow Jacket & Pants Rental

Don't own the appropriate clothing to stay warm in the snow? No problem! Mt Ruapehu's rental department has a great range of clothing to keep you warm...

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Don't own the appropriate clothing to stay warm in the snow? No problem! Mt Ruapehu's rental department has a great range of clothing to keep you warm and dry. Chat to us about how many days you would like to rent clothing for.

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Your accommodation: Tongariro Crossing Lodge

Tongariro Crossing Lodge is a small boutique, colonial-inspired accommodation whose buildings date back to the early 1900s. The lodge is made up of just six well appointed, large, warm rooms with their own bathrooms.

Day 3 - You may like to explore a different ski field before heading back to Auckland with wonderful memories

3 Day Mt Ruapehu Family Ski Holiday - Day 3
Mt Ruapehu Anytime Lift Pass & Rental Combo

The Mt Ruapehu, Ohakune and on-mountain rental outlets make it easier for you to start your day on the snow. Mt Ruapehu has New Zealand's largest fleet of skis and snowboards, boots and poles. It's all ready and waiting for you right there on the mountain!
Don't own your own snow clothing, or not sure if your skills are up to scratch?
No worries, chat to us about adding clothing rental and lessons.

Tongariro National Park to Auckland

Today you will travel from Tongariro National Park to Auckland. You will travel along State Highways and past historical towns such as Taumarunui, the meeting place of the Whanganui and Ongarue Rivers, an important centre in Maori history. Before arriving into Auckland City, home of the iconic Sky Tower.

Driving distance and time (approximate) for this leg: 351 kms / 218 miles : 4.7 hours

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