The Pembroke Road turnoff is just south of Stratford on Highway 3. Pembroke Road is sealed and travels through native forest for 18km to the to Stratford Plateau car park.

From there it is a 20 minute walk to the skifield, with a goods lift 10 minutes along the way.

Click on the snowflake for more info or,
View the Manganui Ski Field Location Map as a larger map

Manganui, Contact

Phone: +64 6 759-1119
Fax: +64 6 759-1119
SNOWPHONE: 64 6 759-1119
Mail: PO BOX 3271 New Plymouth

Early June to Mid October

Club ski field operated by the Stratford Mountain Club.

Lift Info

Total 4:

  • 1 - Learners Rope Tow
  • 1 - T-bar
  • 1 - Access Tow (nutcracker)
  • 1 - Top Tow (nutcracker)




Manganui Ski Field has one groomer.



Terrain Park

Two natural half-pipes, SMC JIB PARK set up on T-bar.

The SMC JIB PARK aims to build up a group of young skiers and riders to become involved in SMC Terrain Park related projects on the ski field, develop ski and board skills, and to build up membership in SMC.

Restaurants & Cafes

Snack food, hot drinks and pies can be purchased at the Public Shelter (Day Lodge). Eftpos, all major credit cards accepted

Ski & Board Rental

Available from Snow Shack (Kiwi Outdoors New Plymouth)



Mountain Shuttle


Snowco supports;

Chain Hire


  • Base Altitude

    1260 m

  • Highest Altitude

    1680 m

  • Vertical Drop

    420 m

  • Skiable Area

    59 Ha

  • Annual Snowfall

    300 cm

  • Average Snow Depth

    113 cm

About Manganui

Manganui is a unique North Island mountain experience, located in the Egmont National Park on the slopes of Mt Taranaki. It is run on a volunteer basis with Club members expected to pitch in on autumn maintenance working bees and to assist with operating the field during the winter.Goods Lift: For transportation of ski equipment and baggage across the Manganui Gorge. No Passengers.

Top Tow: Tow belts are available from the canteen. This tow caters for strong intermediate and advanced skiers only. Please always check conditions with the Top Tow Operator or Ski Patroller.

DOC Public Shelter: For daily public use. Toiletsare available.

Ticket office, Ski Patrol, snack food: Eftpos, all major credit cards accepted. First Aid facilities are based at the bottom of the T-bar. Operated by qualified patrollers.

Ski School: SMC regrets that they do not have any instruction/lessons or combined packages at our ski area.

SMC Lodge: The new Stratford Mountain Club (SMC) Lodge sleeps 33 and accommodation is available for members and the general public. Bookings are essential. Joining SMC gives access to the lodge for daily use and discounted rates for overnight stays.

Photo Gallery

more snow and colder temps required for Manganui, then we will be underway - 17 May 2012

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