Mt Ruapehu Walks in Summer

Skyline Ridge Walk

Skyline Ridge is a walk that can be done from Knoll Ridge Café in approximately 1.5 to 2 hours return. The route climbs up Skyline Ridge to an altitude of 2300m, and you are rewarded at the top by sweeping views of Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo. Further information on the Skylne Ridge Walk is available from the retail store at Whakapapa Ski Area.

Meads Wall Walk

Meads Wall is a spectacular volcanic rock formation popular with rock climbers and sightseers. It has more recently become known as the location where parts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed. Meads Wall is a 30 minute walk on a marked trail leaving from the Whakapapa Ski Area. 

Please note: these tracks are not Department of Conservation tracks. They are administered by Ruapehu Alpine Lifts.

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