Whakapapa Sky Waka with High Tea Getaway - 3 Days

From NZD 272 per person

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Getaway Summary
Location: Whakapapa Village
2 nights/3 days
Accommodation in 3* Hotel Skotel
Return ticket for Sky Waka Gondola
High Tea at Chateau Tongariro

Your ride to the sky with Whakapapa Sky Waka Gondola

You might not be a passionate skier or snowboarder and you can’t quite see the fun in shredding the slopes. But maybe you still want to experience the snow, breathe in the clear mountain air and enjoy the amazing views from the mountain top the skiers usually get.

If that’s the case, then this is for you: Sky Waka Gondola is the newest addition to Whakapapa’s mountain fun! The gondola quickly and safely takes you to 2020m. First, take in the views of the Pinnacles and maybe even all the way down to the valley, then drink a delicious coffee at Knoll Ridge Chalet. 

High Tea at Chateau Tongariro

After playing in the cold, it’s the perfect time for some apres-snow high tea! Step back in time at the Chateau Tongariro, the most distinctive building in the area and treat yourself to savoury bites and sweet goodies, rounded off with a steaming cup of tea or coffee (or upgrade to a glass of bubbly)

Your accommodation in Whakapapa Village

Skotel is a charming hotel located in the heart of Whakapapa Village, only about 20 minutes from Whakapapa ski field and 10 minutes from National Park Village. You are right at the foot of the mountains.

At Skotel, you’ll find a range of accommodation types that are ideal for couples, groups of friends and families. From dorms to spacious ensuite rooms, there’s a room for every budget. A bar and restaurant are located in the hotel as well as a gaming room and a gym. After a day in the snow, relax in the sauna or book a slot in one of the spa pools.

Your Queen Room is equipped with a queen bed, a bathroom with shower, a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. If you’re feeling toasty, a furnished deck is part of the room.


  • 2 nights at 3* Skotel in a Queen Room
  • Return ticket with Sky Waka Gondola
  • High Tea at Chateau Tongariro

Not Included

  • Other meals
  • Entry fee to other attractions or activities

Got a day to explore Tongariro National Park? There’s so much to see and do here! How about:

  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing (guided in Winter)
  • Walk to Taranaki Falls
  • Bike ride on the Old Coach Road
  • Minigolf 
  • Tongariro River Rafting

Click here for further details on things to do in Tongariro National Park

Travel dates: 03 July – 25 October (planned opening dates for Mt Ruapehu)
Afternoon tea: 11 am – 5pm

Weekend Getaways NZ

Pricing is based on 2 people. Please send an enquiry for the price if you’re more people.

Payment for our packaged getaway is due at the time of confirmation/invoice. If paid by credit card, a 3% surcharge incurs. 

Cancellations & amendments to bookings must be made 72h prior to travel dates. Any cancellations after this date will be non-refundable.

Mt Ruapehu mountain pass (Anzcro)

All ski and snow products are non-refundable

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