Whakapapa ~ Summer & Winter

The Olive Rabbit, Boutique Bed & Breakfast is the ideal base to relax and base yourselves to explore the wider National Park Central Plateau.

New Zealand’s largest gondola, the Sky Waka, runs most of the year both Summer and Winter with some time closed for maintenance. Running over rugged landscape in summer, and snow-clad landscape in winter it ferries skiers up the mountain ready to take on the huge snow filled basins, steep terrain, and well-groomed trails. Various trails accommodate skiers and snowboarders from beginners to advanced.  
In summer, tourists take the ride to marvel at the volcanic landscape, and pick up with short walks. In winter, they are replaced with the skiers chasing the snow.


Transport & Shuttles

The are a number of operators who provide a safe and convenient way to reach the ski fields when the road is restricted. Contact Mary or Tim to help establish a booking for you.

Services & Facilities

Equipment Hire

Mountain Shuttle

Ski School

Café & Bar