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AUD 265

MT RUAPEHU PACKAGE
2 Days | 2 Nights | 2 Days Skiing/Riding

Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Self-Guided | Terrain Focus: On-Piste
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Price p/p From price is based on dorm-share rooms (private room upgrade is extra & is subject to availability at time of booking)
Base/invoice currency is in NZD inclusive of all taxes
*Display price may vary slightly due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
AUD 265
This 2-day / 2-night package is a great way to ski / board Whakapapa at Mt Ruapehu as a solo or with a friend(s). The tours starts from AUCKLAND around 2 pm on a Friday afternoon & returns Sunday evening around 10 pm.
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The Skiweekender

The ultimate snow weekender from Auckland! This trip allows 2 full days on the slopes of the mighty Mount Ruapehu at Whakapapa Ski field. The tour departs Auckland on a Friday afternoon (around 2pm depending on where your pickup location is) and heads south to the central plateau; destination National Park Village where you have 2 nights accommodation included at Howards Lodge. If skiing, snowboarding, sledging or even sightseeing up on the mountain is your goal for the weekend, it can happen!

Accommodation is in dorm rooms.

Lift Tickets

Lift tickets are not included so as to offer flexibility for those who just want to visit the snow for fun and sightseeing. These can be arranged on the bus on the way to Mt Ruapehu.

Ski Gear

Ski & snowboarding equipment & clothing are NOT included in the price however this can be arranged on the bus on the journey to Mt Ruapehu.

Ability

There is no minimum ability for this tour; whether you are a first timer (requiring lessons), novice or uber expert. All levels are welcome on this trip.

Hosting

You will have a bus-driver for the duration of this trip that will help orient you at each location, provide advice and book additional activities as required. There is no on-mountain guiding in this package.

Meals

Apart from a WELCOME BBQ DINNER on the first night, and BREAKFAST each morning, other meals are NOT included in this package. 

Weekend Itinerary

This tour starts with pick ups from:

  • Uni Otago House, bus stop at 385 Queen Street - 1:55pm
  • Base ACB, bus stop at 229 Queen Street outside Westpac Bank - 1:55pm
  • The Oakleys Sunglasses store at 99 Queen Street - 2:00pm
  • Kiwi Experience Office, 85 Beach Road - 2.05pm
  • Other pick ups possible upon request 

DAY 1 - AUCKLAND TO NATIONAL PARK

Tour departs Auckland early in the afternoon with travel in the Kiwi Experience Green Mini Bus. The scenic drive through picturesque North Island scenery will include commentary from your driver guide, who will organise & book your snow activities for the weekend. Upon arrival at your accommodation, you will enjoy a group BBQ dinner at Howards Lodge.

DAY 2 - SNOW DAY

Today you're free to hit the slopes! With a free shuttle operating up to Whakapapa ski field you are free to enjoy the day as you please. Ski and snowboard equipment and lift passes are additional expenses.

DAY 3 - SNOW DAY & NATIONAL PARK TO AUCKLAND

Spend the morning back up on the mountain carving up the slopes. Bus departs National Park at 4:30pm to return to Auckland. A dinner rest break will be made along the way with the estimated arrival back to Auckland at 10pm.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

NZD $289 Powderhounds Exclusive Price $249

  • base/invoice currency is New Zealand Dollars
  • price above excludes and promotional discounts if applicable
  • prices are per person and include tax
Inclusions
  • Travel on Kiwi Experience Green Mini Bus
  • Scenic drive through picturesque North Island scenery
  • BBQ dinner upon arrival at Howards Lodge
  • Several pick up points in central Auckland
  • Driver guide will organise & book your snow activities for the weekend
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Howards Lodge
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Kiwi Experience Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Full Payment

  • Deposit is 50% of the trip cost
  • The remaining balance is due one month before trip departure
  • Credit card payments may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

Cancellation Policy

  • 30% cancellation fee for cancellations made more then 3 months before the start of your trip
  • 50% cancellation fee for cancellations made between 1-3 months before trip departure
  • No refund for any cancellations made less than one month before trip departure

Cancellation by Kiwi Experience

Kiwi Experience reserves the right to cancel any program due to the unlikely event of adverse weather or route conditions. If a tour is canceled before commencing, due to weather or route conditions, then a full refund will be given; however, Kiwi Experience is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).