Sightseeing Chairlift Rides

Take a trip on scenic chairlift ride over the spectacular volcanic landscape of Whakapapa Ski Area, the highest mountain in the North Island of New Zealand.

You’ll be treated to stunning scenery and amazing views of the ski area, Lake Taupo, the Central Plateau and wider Great Lake Taupo region.

The top of the Waterfall Express Chairlift sits at an altitude of 2020m. Here you’ll find the architectural award-winning Knoll Ridge Cafe.

The Knoll Ridge Cafe is the highest cafe in New Zealand. It’s the perfect place to have a meal or hot drink, relax on the deck or by the floor to ceiling windows and admire the views.

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