The Great Lake Taupo region is your ideal winter playground. With the largest ski area in the southern hemisphere, Mt Ruapehu boasts 3 separate ski areas: Whakapapa, Turoa and Tukino, all within the Tongariro National Park, a Dual World Heritage area. They are located close enough for Whakaipo Lodge to be an excellent base to experience these volcanic ski fields.

Garth & Angie are members of the Tukino Alpine Sports Club, located at the Tukino ski field on the eastern side of the mountain.

Your hosts can assist with any arrangements, including transport & equipment.