Transport and Bookings

This year Mt Ruapehu are offering a mountain shuttle bus service between Taupo, Turangi and Whakapapa Ski Area. Take the stress out of your trip to the snow by hopping on this comfortable coach service.

Mountain Shuttle services to Whakapapa Ski Area

This service will start on 3 June 2017. Initially only one bus journey will run leaving Taupo at 8am (stopping at the Turangi Bus Stop at 8.45am). As the rest of Whakapapa Ski Area opens, services will increase with 7am and 9am departures.

Bookings will need to be made prior to travelling by contacting the Taupo Snow Depot. The mountain shuttle will departure from Whakapapa Ski Area at 4pm to return to Taupo and Turangi.

Taupo to Whakapapa Ski Area Return

Cost - $39 Adult, $29 Youth/Child, 2 years & under FREE

Departure - 8am from Taupo Snow Depot

Turangi to Whakapapa Ski Area Return

Cost - $29 Adult, $19 Youth/Child, 2 years & under FREE

Departure - 8.45am from Turangi Bus Stop