Spend the first day of 2020 at the inaugural Kite Day at Whakapapa Village on Mt Ruapehu. This annual event is held at Chateau Tongariro Golf Course on the first day of the year from 10.30am to approximately 4:00pm, weather and wind dependent. The 2nd of January is the contingency day.

The New Zealand Kite Fliers Association, DOC and Project Tongariro have joined together to put on this annual FREE event. It’s a spectacular backdrop for the event and everyone is invited to take part in the kite flying or to just come along and watch the amazing spectacle of fun and colour!

Kids paper kite making – kits available for gold coin donation.  Sausage sizzle for hungry kite fliers.

All proceeds will to to Project Tongariro to assist conservation efforts in Tongariro National Park.

Skotel Alpine Resort offers a range of accommodation options including hotel accommodation, backpacker’s accommodation and small cabins located in the heart of the North Island within the beautiful Tongariro National Park. Offering Free WiFi to guests and an onsite restaurant and bar you will be right at home with our friendly and helpful staff.

Skotel Alpine Resort is a 3 hour drive from Hamilton Airport, 4.5 hours from the Auckland and Wellington Airports.