Getting to Mount Ruapehu
Whakapapa and Ohakune are approximately four and a half hours drive from Auckland and Wellington international airports.
Whakapapa ski area is just under four miles from Whakapapa Ski Village along a sealed road, and 32 miles from Ohakune. Turoa is about 12 miles from Ohakune.Snow chains might be necessary in either area, but carrying chains is not compulsory. There are regular shuttles from Whakapapa Ski Village to the ski areas, and although most shuttles from Ohakune go to Turoa, they will service Whakapapa should Turoa be closed.