In September 1887 the sacred mountain peaks, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro were gifted to the people of New Zealand by the Paramount Chief of Ngati Tuwharetoa, Horonuku Te Heu Heu Tukino, thus ensuring their protection for all people for all time. This gift formed the nucleus of Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s First National Park and a dual World Heritage Area.
Turoa Ski Area is located on the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu which are the traditional lands of the Ngati Rangi and Ngati Uenuku people. Turoa Ski Area has Australasia’s longest vertical descent and New Zealand’s highest lift – The “Highnoon Express”. One Mt Ruapehu lift pass gives you access to both Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Areas.
Flights are into Auckland. Rental cars are available.
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Lodging is at Ohakune, 17km by mountain access road beneath the ski area. Details coming soon.
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment