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Whakapapa Whakapapa, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand Visit website
Whakapapa is NZ's largest ski area on the northern side of Mount Ruapehu, North Island. The ski season is generally from late June to late October, depending on snow and weather conditions. The terrain at Whakapapa Skifield is divided up as 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced. There are 44 km of slopes available covered by 8 lifts. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1630 and 2300 m.
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Whakapapa Ski Area in Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand is a popular destination for skiing. It is located on the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu in the Central Plateau of the North Island and is New Zealand’s largest ski field. With over 65 trails, Whakapapa offers something for skiers of all levels. It offers varied terrain, beginner runs, moguls and backcountry skiing with spectacular views of Mt. Ngauruhoe and Mt. Tongariro. Whakapapa is an easily accessible ski area, located only a short drive from major cities in the North Island such as Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.
Whakapapa in the Wanganui-Manawatu region of New Zealand is an ideal area for hiking. With three mountain ranges within a short distance, the area offers a wide range of terrain to explore, from alpine lagoons and wildlife to majestic snow-capped peaks. Notable trails in the area include the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Lake Waikaremoana Track. There are also many walking tracks to choose from closer to the village of Whakapapa itself.
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