Ski Mount Ruapehu - Getting to Tukino

By road from Taupo, Turangi & Tongariro

Getting to Tukino by 4WD

Drive south from Turangi until you reach the Desert Road. About 4km from Turangi is the signposted road ‘Tukino Access Road’. Follow this gravel road for 7km until you reach the ‘Base Camp’ carpark.

2WD vehicles cannot proceed past this point. For off-road 4WD vehicles, the road continues another 7km up the mountain to Tukino ski field village.

It is important that you do not attempt to drive up the Tukino mountain road until you have confirmed (via the Snowphone – 06 825 8111 or the online Tukino snow report) that the road is open.

Getting to Tukino ski field by air

Direct flights are available from Auckland with Air New Zealand and from Wellington with Sounds Air. From Taupo Airport it’s approximately one hour and 15 minutes by car to reach the Tukino Access Road. Rental cars are available at Taupo Airport with a number of different rental agencies.

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