Local Places to Stay
Rocky Mountain Chalets
Superbly situated on the doorstep to the World Heritage Listed Tongariro National park, is Ohakune’s premium chalet accommodation. Rated by Qualmark at 4 plus stars, Rocky Mountain Chalets is an exclusive, alpine style resort made up of 42 individual stand alone, fully self contained chalets, consisting of either two or three bedrooms that are beautifully appointed with quality fixtures and furnishings. For those who want to relax after a day up the mountain, our Recreational Chalet has two piping hot spas, a sauna and guest lounge - the ideal place to wind down or catch up with friends and family. To keep you further entertained, we also offer SKY TV and DVD players in all chalets. So, whether you are after an action packed, adrenalin pumping vacation OR a relaxed romantic weekend away, Rocky Mountain Chalets offers refined comfort and value for money, for the most discerning traveller.
With breathtaking views of Mount Ruapehu and set in world heritage national parks, join us at The River Lodge and experience the essence of this unique location in comfort and style. Nestled in tranquil gardens sheltered by native Beech trees take the time to enjoy one of New Zealand's first class wines watching the sun set over Mt Ruapehu. Sit beside the Mangawhero River which runs serenely as a border for much of the lodge surroundings. Spacious rooms, ensuites, fireplaces, river and Mt Ruapehu views combined with quality and comfortable bedding, linen and personal products with that "little bit extra" has positioned The River Lodge as a key provider of unique and premium accommodation in the Ruapehu region. The River Lodge facilities offer a rare combination of spectacular Mount Ruapehu and river views. Sky TV, free internet, hot tub and skiboot drying station. For your easy access to the ski areas, we have a bus taking you directly to the skifields Whakapapa or Turoa.
Suncourt Hotel is located in the heart of the Taupo. Guests will enjoy stunning views of Lake Taupo and the mountains of Tongariro National Park from our lake front rooms. Boutique shopping, cafes and nightlife are only a short leisurely stroll. With 40 out of our 52 rooms capturing the magnificent lake and mountain views, we have an array of accommodation options ideal for families and weekend getaways. Choose from lake front studio rooms or our one, two & three bedroom units. Satisfy those hunger cravings by dining at Lake Bistro, our fabulous onsite bar & restaurant, perfect for relaxing after your day on the slopes. Great atmosphere, great food. Our venue also includes five function/conference rooms for 2-300 people, perfect for your meeting or function requirements.
Asure Parklands Motorlodge
Asure Parklands Motorlodge located in central Turangi. We are a very comfortable 4 star motel near Mount Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park. Whakapapa Ski field is 35 minutes drive. Whether you are into Snow, trout fishing, white water rafting, mountain biking, or hiking, the Turangi region is a stunningly beautiful part of the country to enjoy the outdoors. Parklands Motor Lodge has everything you need for an enjoyable accommodation experience. Motel guests can choose from studio units, and self contained one bedroom motel rooms that sleep 2, 3 or 4 people. Our well appointed rooms are spacious, heated, cleaned to high standards and offer a quiet comfortable retreat. We offer FREE WIFI for all guests allowing you to work from your motel unit, or relax after a day out exploring the local Turangi Region. Onsite Parklands Motor Lodge Restaurant offering a hearty menu and a warm well stocked bar. YES...we offer Sky TV! Kick back, watch the sport.
Enjoy breath-taking views of the volcanoes and surrounding nature from the luxury of a mountain chalet. Or the restful views over native beach forest and alpine meadows from the comfort of a warm motel apartment. Or go for the freedom of camping or the privacy and economy of a camping hut. Be sure to enjoy our warm friendly service and our expert local advice. - Owned & Operated by locals - 5 min drive to Whakapapa - Accommodation to suit all budgets - Early Shuttle to Tongariro Crossing
The Powderhorn Chateau is nestled at the base of Mt Ruapehu and is the closest accommodation to the Turoa Ski Area and conveniently located to the Turoa Snow Shuttle. All of our rooms boast high wooden ceilings and with a full timber interior, you can feel like your skiing in the Alps all while in beautiful Ohakune. With two onsite restaurants you can have your choice of dining experience and open fires create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a deliciously spiced mulled wine or an icy cold beer. Our luxurious indoor hot pool with intercom bar service is the best way to warm up and relax after a hard day of hitting the slopes. We also have a range of offsite fully self contained chalets and houses ideal for families and grouped. Our 4 plus star Qualmark rating means that we never disappoint on quality and service. So if it’s fun or relaxation you're after, the Powderhorn is the place to be this winter. Bottom of the Mountain Road, Ohakune.
Tongariro Lodge makes the perfect Apres Ski Lodge and is located in expansive grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo in Turangi. Experience open fires, spa pool,comfortable lounges and bar ,the finest lodge accommodation in seperate well appointed 2-5 bedroom Villas and one bedroom chalets and gourmet dining in a unique Fishing Lodge atmosphere. When you are not skiing enjoy some of the best trout fishing and outdoor activities available in the world. The Lodge is a short 35 minute drive to the snow skiing, transport to Ruapehu and ski hire can be arranged.
If you are looking for a relaxed family atmosphere and service with a smile, go no further!! We accommodate 130 people in bunk rooms, twins, doubles and en suite rooms. Spacious lounge with open fire, tea and coffee available, TV room, hot tubs, drying rooms,games room, In house bar, ski and apparel hire. Open all year. See our website for our exciting summer programme.
National Park Backpackers
Lodge with magnificent view of volcanoes right from doorstep. Accommodation in dormitories, 4- to 6-share rooms, triple, twin and double rooms with en-suite. Fully equipped kitchen, TV lounge, laundry facilities, drying room, tent sites in summer, challenging indoor climbing hall, own bus to Tongariro Alpine Crossing in summer and winter (weather, experience and track conditions permitting). Free pick up from train & bus terminal. Wake up to the sunrise over three majestic active volcanoes; head out to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, up to the Crater Lake, Tama Lakes or Whakapapa ski area or jump in the saddle and hit the tracks of the 42 Traverse, Fishers or the Old Coach Road, or strap on the crampons and head up to attempt the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in winter, the opportunities for exploring the unique, dual-World Heritage Site of Tongariro National Park are endless. And where better a place to base yourself than National Park Backpackers. Catering for everyone from families, to groups, to independent and budget travellers with spacious double and twin en-suites, 4- to 6-share en-suites and budget dormitory rooms. National Park Backpackers also operates its own fleet of shuttle buses with daily departures to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Whakapapa Village and the ski fields which will take you safely from door to slope so you don’t have to worry about driving. Other facilities at National Park Backpackers include a large, fully equipped communal kitchen; laundry; drying room and internet access. Conveniently located a stone’s throw away from a range of bars, restaurants and cafes.
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
Chateau Tongariro Hotel is a New Zealand icon. This stunning hotel was constructed in 1929 and provides visitors with timeless elegance and exceptional service, accommodation and facilities. Sitting gracefully inside the dual world heritage Tongariro National Park, the hotel is surrounded by some of New Zealand’s best alpine treks and the sacred peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. A few minutes’ drive from the front door, visitors can hike the world renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing, or in winter hit the slopes at the Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas. Some guests though may be tempted to spend much of their time at the hotel enjoying exceptional cuisine, the fitness room, plunge pool and sauna, lounge billiards and the beauty and therapy spa.
Historic Kings is proudly established in the Junction area of Ohakune with fantastic views of Mt Ruapehu from the expansive deck. Established in 1913, this grand building offers a variety of accommodation options with rooms sleeping 1 – 4 people. There is also a 7 bedroom house available sleeping up to 16 people. All bookings come with a complimentary simple continental breakfast providing you with fuel for your active day ahead! We have a well-stocked bar and restaurant serving fabulous hearty meals. Renown as Ohakune’s premium sports venue, the bar boasts a massive 121-inch HD screen to showcase all the popular games; coupled with two dart boards, a pool table, foosball and table tennis there is plenty to keep you entertained in the evenings or on those wet weather days. Also included onsite are 2 spa pools, which are perfect for relaxing in after a day on the slopes or a day spent tramping or mountain biking the Tongariro National Park.
Venturelodge is located in Ohakune, at the foothills of stunning Mt Ruapehu, in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. Venturelodge is a superb facility offering accommodation for 50 people with excellent amenities. Beds are configured as bunks or double beds and each room has an ensuite. All rooms have heating and duvets supplied, while the timber lined lodge also features a drying room, spa pool, lounge and dining hall as well as full cooking facilities and a separate meeting hall. Guests at the lodge enjoy a friendly atmosphere in a rural setting. Venturelodge is an ideal venue for corporate team building and leisure pursuits, where a variety of outdoor adventures can be easily arranged. With its competitive rates, and unique setting, Venturelodge is a great getaway holiday destination. In summer, Ohakune is a fantastic base for visitors wanting to experience the many outdoor activities the region has to offer. Whether it’s canoeing on the Whanganui River, walking the Tongariro Crossing or in the surrounding national parks or mountain biking around the Ruapehu area. Accommodation: two six beds, two triple, four double and six quad rooms.