The ultimate Snow weekender from Auckland! This trip allows 2 full days on the slopes of the mighty Mount Ruapehu at Whakapapa Ski field. We depart Auckland on a Friday afternoon and head south to the central plateau; destination National Park Village, where we have 2 nights included accommodation at Howards Lodge. Along the way, your legendary Driver Guide can book your Lift passes for one of both days as well as booking your gear rental. If Skiing, Snowboarding, Sledging or even sightseeing up on the mountain is your goal for the weekend, we can make it happen!
Skiweekender Trips start on Fridays. Contact Kiwi Experience directly for booking dates and availability.
This tour starts with pick ups from:
We depart Auckland early in the afternoon and travel in the Kiwi Experience Green Mini Bus. The scenic drive through picturesque North Island scenery will include commentary from your Driver Guide, who will organise & book your snow activities for the weekend. Upon arrival at our accommodation, we will enjoy a group BBQ dinner at Howards Lodge.
Today you're free to hit the slopes! With a free shuttle operating up to Whakapapa ski field you are free to enjoy the day as you please. Ski and snowboard equipment and lift passes are additional expenses.
Spend the morning back up on the mountain carving up the slopes. We depart National Park at 4:30pm to return to Auckland. A dinner rest break will be made along the way with our estimated arrival back to Auckland at 10pm.
I’m a solo traveller... will I meet other solo travellers?
Absolutely! The majority of our passengers are travelling solo. Kiwi Experience is a social experience guaranteed to leave with new friends from across the globe.
Am I too old/young for Kiwi Experience?
We welcome the young, and the young at heart aboard our buses, there is no upper limit! There is however a lower limit; you’ll need to be 18 at the time of travel.
What are your COVID-19 Health and Safety measures?
Now that New Zealand has moved to Level 2, bus travel is permitted. We will ensure that we adhere strictly to government guidelines for tourism operators to minimise risk to our travellers, staff and operators.
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