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Mountains in Summer

When the ski lifts go silent, the mountains hum to a different tune.

A chairlift ride up Mount Ruapehu in the summer lands you at Knoll Ridge Chalet, 2,020 metres above sea level, where you can sip wine while admiring the mountain and marvel at a photographic exhibition of historic eruptions.

The many other options available include a guided walk up to Mount Ruapehu’s sparkling Crater Lake and the gentle, 30-minute Meads Wall Walk, where can discover the area’s links with “”The Lord of the Rings””. Just pick up a map from the Whakapapa Visitor Centre to open up a world of possibilities.