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“Awesome day”
Review of Whakapapa Ski Area

Whakapapa Ski Area
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Whakapapa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome day”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Always a great day out - even when the weather turns, On this day it was very busy but all facilities were very well organised

Visited October 2012
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Used as one of the locations for Mordor”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We visited in high summer to see where they had filmed The Lord of the Rings battle that saw Sauron lose the one ring. It was also used for the location where Gollum first meets Frodo and Sam in the Emyn Muil. Very bleak and atmospheric. Having looked round the locations, we took the chairlift up to the cafe which, at 2020m, is the highest in NZ. Spectacular views, especially as it was fairly clear when were there and good coffee too.

Visited January 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Steep”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Like the atmosphere, but to enjoy a nice day skiing a bit steep.
Views are beautiful.
Parking good and sufficient car space.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Maunga Majesty”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Anytime or Season you choose to visit there is something to experience, try and photograph ... return trips are the norm

Visited June 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“2012 season”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

When it's a bluebird day it's the best mountain. Pick your weather. So join a club with lodge up the mountain at Iwikau village...try Boomerang Ski Club

Visited July 2012
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Thank RodLR22
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