Summer Season

Set in the heart of National Park, Pipers Lodge features an onsite bar and restaurant.
Guests can socialize in the shared lounge. We can even transport you to the Tongariro Crossing!



Sky Waka Gondola

New Zealand’s largest and most technically advanced gondola. Situated within the dual world heritage Tongariro National Park, Sky Waka travels 1.8kms through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes on Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu.

Your exploration of New Zealand isn’t complete until you’ve experienced the ride through the sky on the largest gondola in the country. Journey over waterfalls and ancient lava flows and take in the majestic scenery of Mt Ruapehu and its neighbouring volcanoes, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.

Visit Sky Waka Gondola

Tongariro River Rafting

We are the most experienced white water rafting provider in the Taupo region, and proud to be the absolute #1 Rated Rafting experience in the entire North Island on Trip Advisor.

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Alpine Walks

Tama Lakes -  5 hour walk, medium fitness, good family walk with beautiful scenery.

Taranaki Falls Walk. Nice and easy, 2 hours.  Stunning waterfall you can walk behind.  Scenery changes throughout walk  Very enjoyable.  Silica Rapids, nice and easy 2 ½ Walk.

Bike Rides in the Area

Old Coach Road: This is a grade 2 mountain bike ride. It takes around an hour and a half - 2 hours. Easy surface to ride on, you don't need major mountain bike skills. Great ride if you haven't been on a bike for a while. The views are spectacular.

Fishers Track: Grade 2 mountain bike ride. Enjoy the steady 2km climb up a gravel slope, and then take in the 17km all downhill blast. Crossing grassy farm lands, and looking out across wide views of rural countryside. Great fun!! Good for all the family.

42nd Traverse: This is a more challenging ride. This is a grade 2-3 ride taking 4-6 hours. Good ride for those who want a bit more of a challenge.

We can organise bike hire if required.

For further information Visit Ruapehu

2 Day Package DOUBLE/TWIN/QUAD ROOMS With Shared Facilities

Includes: Bed/Breakfast/Transport

$160.00 per person - Minimum 2 people.
or $250 for singles

2 Day Package Ensuite Rooms

Includes: Bed/Breakfast/Transport

$190.00 per person - Minimum 2 people.
or $270 for singles