How to get to the Tukino Skifield
Please scroll down for instructions for approaching from the South (Waiouru) and for directions for driving up the access road from SH1.
Approaching the Tukino Access Road (Tukino Skifield) turnoff from the North SH 1 (Turangi)
There are multiple signs on the Desert Road as you approach the Tukino Skifield turnoff.
The Tukino Skifield turnoff sign is placed 46.4km south from Turangi.
Tukino Skifield Access Road turnoff sign.
Approaching the Tukino Access Road (Tukino Skifield) turnoff from the South SH 1 (Waiouru)
Tukino Skifield turnoff sign is placed 22.4km north of Waiouru
Look for the Tukino Skifield Access Road turnoff sign.
Driving up the Tukino Access Road to the Tukino Skifield
It is 14km from State Highway 1 along the Tukino access road to the Tukino Skifield
Head along the gravel access road. You will see a DOC sign 50 metres in from the Desert Road turnoff.
You will approach the river ford. Keep going.
Keep going until you see the army turnoff.
Drive across the dry river bed.
The base camp is situated 7km in from the Desert Road.
ONLY OFF-ROAD 4WD VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED PAST THIS POINT.
This is also the shuttle bus pick up point.
If you have an Off-Road 4WD vehicle, continue up to the repeater station.
Head past Round the Mountain Track, up to the gate.
Go through the gate.
Continue along the ridge, up to the Tukino Village.
Congratulations, you have arrived!