THINGS TO DO

Skotel Alpine Resort is conveniently located in Whakapapa Village at the foot of Mount Ruapehu, within 500 meters of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre.

Hiking trails start directly at the hotel, and the Sky Waka as well as the Mount Ruapehu ski field (Jun-Oct) are a 6km drive up the mountain.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Park – and the many hiking and biking trails in the area.
We even offer lunch packages so you won’t get hungry on your adventures.

Visit Taranaki Falls, Tama Lakes and Silica Rapids and for those up for a day trail walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Shuttles for the crossing can be booked upon arrival and leave from our doorstep.

After an exciting day hiking, biking, skiing (Jun-Oct) or sight-seeing guests can enjoy a refreshing sauna, a relaxing spa, or unwind over a drink or a meal at the Skotel Restaurant and Bar. Our guests can also stay connected with free WiFi.

To find out more about Tongariro Northern Circuit, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and more hiking options take a look at the featured hikes below.

You can also browse and book a wide range of Ruapehu and New Zealand tours and attractions via our tour booking partner.

Tama Lakes Walk

Tama Lakes Walk

Established in 1887, Tongariro National Park is New Zealand's first National Park, and the fourth...

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Quad Bike Adventure Rides

Quad Bike Adventure Rides

Experience the thrill of a guided Quad biking adventure over wide open spaces as you venture through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery in Ruapehu.

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Tongariro Volcanic Flights

Tongariro Volcanic Flights

See the majesty of the dual World Heritage Listed area on a Tongariro volcanic flight over the dramatic volcanic landscape of the central plateau.

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Tongariro River Rafting

Tongariro River Rafting

The turbulent waters of the Tongariro River provide fun-filled and exhilarating river rapids on a whitewater rafting adventure to suit your degree of courage and ability.

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Whanganui River Adventures

Whanganui River Adventures

Whanganui River Adventures based in Pipiriki, offers a vast array of outdoor activities including scenic jetboating, bushwalking, Bridge to Nowhere tours and canoeing.

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Nevalea Alpacas

Nevalea Alpacas

Nevalea Alpacas, the largest alpaca farm in New Zealand, is home to over 800 friendly alpacas....

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