Mt Ruapehu Sky Field
|Location: Tongariro National Park, North Island|
|Nearest Town: National Park|
|Nearest City: Taupo|
|Length of tramp: Take the chair lift|
|Time needed: Stay the whole day if you have the time|
|Difficulty: Sitting in a chair lift is not difficult, but getting on and off can be. Wear a very warm winter jacket.|
|Wet Feet: No|
|Toilets: In the village and at all the ski lifts.|
|Dogs: No. to cold.|
|Mobile phone coverage: Yes|
|Date this tramp was last walked: 2008|
|Track quality: Snow and more snow|
|Shops/restaurants: Plenty of food at the Chateau Hotel. And burgers at the local pub just down the road down and at the water fall chair lift kiosk.
|Petrol station: The Petrol station is in National park township|
|Hazards: Cold freezing weather. Steep cliffs and lots of tourist.
|Transport: Buses every day from Taupo and National park township.
|Water: Not a problem
|Driving Instructions: Drive south through the National Park for about 200m. On the left is the highway 47 to Taupo and Whakapapa Village. Drive on for 8.8km to the turn off to Whakapapa Village. Turn right on to highway 48, drive 6.1km to reach the Village. From the village you can drive to the Bruce in your car or take the mountain goat 4x4 bus up to the top.
|Camping on track: You are free to climb to the top of Mt Ruapehu and dig a snow cave for the night. But let the sky patrol know be for you set off.
|Track highlights: There is no shortage of snow in the winter time for skiing. Try walking up to the top of Mt Ruapehu and digging a snow cave. Let the ski patrol know before you set off.
Plenty of day walks around the base of the mountain in the alpine bush. Most of the walks start around the Chateau.
Map of Mt Ruapehu Sky Field Walk :
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Detailed track description for
Mt Ruapehu Sky Field Walk:
Mt Ruapehu Sky Field - Point 1
Mt Ruapehu Sky Field - Point 2
Mt Ruapehu Sky Field - Points 3