Welcome to Taranaki & Whanganui


Behind the city the stunning Mt Taranaki demands to be photographed, if not visited. The volcanic terrain is responsible for the area’s black-sand beaches, lapped up by surfers and holidaymakers during summer.

Further east the history-rich Whanganui River curls its way through Whanganui National Park down to Whanganui city, a 19th-century river port ageing with grace and embracing its local arts scene. Palmerston North, the Manawatu region's main city, is a students' town courtesy of caffeinated Massey University literati. Beyond the city, the region blends rural grace with yesterday’s pace.


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$83.72 Outdoor Activities

One Day Ski and Activity Pass Mt Ruapehu

Explore the North Island's largest mountain and ski the volcano!  This all mountain, full day lift pass provides access to all lifts at Mt Ruapehu's two major ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa.  It's your choice as to where you ski for the day.  Lifts open daily at 9am and close at 4pm.  There are licensed cafes and eateries open all day for you to drop into and relax whilst enjoying a hot drink or bite to eat.  Shuttles operate daily from National Park and Whakapapa Village to Whakapapa ski area and from Ohakune to Turoa.  This pass can also be swapped at any of the Mt Ruapehu customer relations offices for an Activity Pass if you wish to take the day off skiing.

$184.18 Outdoor Activities

3 Day Flexi-Ski Lift Pass Mt Ruapehu

This all mountain, full 3-day lift pass provides access to all lifts at Mt Ruapehu's two major ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa.  It's your choice as to where you ski for the day.  Flexi Pass does not need to be used on consecutive days, but on any 3 days throughout the 2018 season.  Lifts open daily at 9am and close at 4pm.  Explore the North Island's largest mountain and ski the volcano!  There are licensed cafes and eateries open all day for you to drop into and relax whilst enjoying a hot drink or bite to eat.  Shuttles operate daily from National Park and Whakapapa Village to Whakapapa ski area and from Ohakune to Turoa.

$244.46 Outdoor Activities

5 Day Flexi-Ski Lift Pass Mt Ruapehu

This all mountain, full 5-day lift pass provides access to all lifts at Mt Ruapehu's two major ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa.  It's your choice as to where you ski for the day.  Flexi Pass does not need to be used on consecutive days but on any 5 days throughout the 2018 season.  Lifts open daily at 9am and close at 4pm.  Explore the North Island's largest mountain and ski the volcano!  There are licensed cafes and eateries open all day for you to drop into and relax whilst enjoying a hot drink or bite to eat.  Shuttles operate daily from National Park and Whakapapa Village to Whakapapa ski area and from Ohakune to Turoa.

$133.28 Outdoor Activities

Learn to Ski Mt Ruapehu

Explore the North Island's largest mountain and ski the volcano!  This all mountain, full day lift pass provides access to all lifts at Mt Ruapehu's two major ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa.  It's your choice as to where you ski for the day.  Lifts open daily at 9am and close at 4pm.  There are licensed cafes and eateries open all day for you to drop into and relax whilst enjoying a hot drink or bite to eat.  Shuttles operate daily from National Park and Whakapapa Village to Whakapapa ski area and from Ohakune to Turoa.  This full day lift pass enables you to choose from Whakapapa or Turoa.  Package includes Lift Pass, 2 x 1hr 50min lessons and ski/snowboard rental.  Lesson times are at 10am and 1pm (level 1-4). You can grab your lunch in between lessons.

$106.49 Outdoor Activities

Kids - Full Day Mt Ruapehu

This all mountain, full day lift pass provides access to all lifts at Mt Ruapehu's two major ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa.  It's your choice as to where you ski for the day.  Explore the North Island's largest mountain and ski the volcano! There are licensed cafes and eateries open all day for you to drop into and relax whilst enjoying a hot drink or bite to eat.  Shuttles operate daily from National Park and Whakapapa Village to Whakapapa ski area and from Ohakune to Turoa.  This full day lift pass enables you to choose from Whakapapa or Turoa.  Package includes lift pass, ski or snowboard lessons and ski/snowboard rental, lunch and supervision. Suitable for levels 1-4.

$401.18 Outdoor Activities

First Timers Intro to Snow 4 Day Package Mt Ruapehu

This all mountain, full day lift pass provides access to all lifts at Mt Ruapehu's two major ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa.  It's your choice as to where you ski for the day.  Lifts open daily at 9am and close at 4pm.  Explore the North Island's largest mountain and ski the volcano!  There are licensed cafes and eateries open all day for you to drop into and relax whilst enjoying a hot drink or bite to eat.  Shuttles operate daily from National Park and Whakapapa Village to Whakapapa ski area and from Ohakune to Turoa.  This 4 day package enables you to choose from Whakapapa or Turoa.  Package includes Lift Pass (First Day is beginner ski pass only), 2 x 1hr 50min lessons daily and ski/snowboard rental.  Lesson times are at 10am and 1pm (level 1-4). You can grab your lunch in between lessons.