Local Places to Stay
Forgotten World Motel
Whether you are adventuring on the rails, planning to explore the wider Ruapehu area or simply passing through, come on in and enjoy our warm hospitality. The Forgotten World Motel is situated in central Taumarunui near to all amenities. With a supermarket over the road, and just a short stroll to the shopping center, restaurants and cafes, it is the best place to begin or finish your Forgotten World Adventure, or to break your long drive between Wellington and Auckland. We are within easy reach of the ski fields of Mt Ruapehu and a wide range of outdoor pursuits, including cycling the Timber Trail, hunting, fishing, tramping or canoeing the Wanganui River. We have ample parking and are happy for your vehicle to remain with us while you are out exploring the Forgotten World!
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.
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.
Wairakei Resort Taupo offers comfortable 4-star accommodation and the perfect facilities to enjoy after a day on the slopes. This unique hotel has two thermally heated swimming pools, a sauna and six private outdoor spa pools free for guests to use. This makes it the perfect choice this winter! The original resort was first constructed in the late 19th century when travellers were drawn to the region by the same therapeutic hot springs and dramatic scenery that continue to bring visitors here today. Set amid the Wairakei Tourist Park and thermal valley, Wairakei Resort Taupo provides guests with a variety of hotel room and villa accommodation, exquisite dining options, a well-stocked fitness centre, a 9-hole golf course, tennis on floodlit courts and much more, all just minutes from the Taupo Bypass and Taupo’s city centre.
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 including free spas, sauna, drying room, playground & BBQ area. 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. FREE WIFI is available 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
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.
Suncourt Hotel, with our fabulous onsite restaurant Lake Bistro, offers magnificent Lake and Mountain views and is only a short stroll away from Taupō’s buzzing town centre and the beautiful lakefront. This recently refurbished Qualmark 4 star rated property offers 24 -hour reception, swimming pool and a hot soak pool. 40 of our 52 accommodation rooms capturing the magnificent lake and mountain views, free WiFi and Sky Guest Select are available in every room. The Hotel has a variety of room types to suit your needs, whether you are planning a family trip or a romantic mini break. Taupo is home to some of New Zealand’s best scenery, activities and experiences. Simply step outside and walk across the road to the lake front and absorb panoramic views and stunning lake shore.
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.
At Taupo DeBretts you’ll find a complete range of accommodation with a bed for every budget. Choose to stay ahead of the game with our awesome accommodation – self-contained villas, one bedroom and two bedroom lodges, studios and chalets, providing an indulgent escape and complete with panoramic lake and mountain views. Or stay true with our ever-popular Qualmark-rated 5 Star Holiday Park accommodation – from camping to campervan and RV sites, cabins and motels, all spacious and excellent value. No matter what your stay option is, you’ve already chosen well – with resort-wide free Wi-Fi access and a spot in one of New Zealand’s finest locations – less than a kilometre from picturesque Lake Taupo; gateway to National Park and beyond! Guests staying in our Holiday Park have discounted rates for Waterpark entry!
Make Tongariro Lodge your next winter destination, the 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. Experience the best of hospitality, guests can enjoy open fires,a private spa pool, comfortable lounges and bar, along with fine dining and all in a unique Lodge atmosphere. The Lodge is a short 35 minute drive to the snow for skiing and transport to Ruapehu and ski hire can be arranged. The lodge is ideal for couples and families alike with a variety of warm and cosy accommodation choices, in separate well-appointed 2-4 bedroom Villas and one bedroom Chalets. Hot pools, massage, mountain biking, white-water rafting, golf and a host of other activities are available to book from the lodge. Enjoy special winter rates, 10% off your meals & 20% off guided fishing Use Promo code WINTER when booking direct.
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
The Chateau Tongariro Hotel is a New Zealand icon located at the very foot of Mt Ruapehu. This is the perfect location for a winter escape. Within 10 minutes guests can drive to Whakapapa ski field, or alternatively transfers can be arranged from the door of the hotel. 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 Chateau Tongariro is also surrounded by some of New Zealand’s best alpine treks, including the world renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing. At the Chateau Tongariro Hotel you will enjoy award winning cuisine, grand public areas to enjoy refreshments in front of the fire, a plunge pool and sauna, lounge billiards and even a beauty and therapy spa.
Calling all who are planning to have some fun in the snow this winter. If you require amazing & affordable accomodation for your stay at Mt Ruapehu, our cosy, country hospitality awaits you. Ideally situated in the idyllic township of Ohakune, NZ's mountain town, we have a range of accomodation options to meet all your needs and suit every budget. With 15 self-contained Motel units and a traditional Lodge with 2 roaring log fires, you will find a warm comfortable place to rest. We welcome families, groups, friends, couples and singles. Enjoy our hot spa pool, free WIFI, drying room and laundry facilities, plentyfull off street parking and all only a short stroll to Ohakune's best restaurants as well as the mountain shuttle pick up point. Your hosts Kevin & Leigh look forward to welcoming you to Ohakune and their local knowledge will help make your trip to this winter wonderland a great success.
Ruapehu Chalet Rentals
Choose from our large range of self-contained chalets and holiday houses, all situated in the Ruapehu region. With us, you can select the size, style, and location of alpine accommodation to suit your needs. Browse and book online instantly. Enjoy being able to have your whole family or group all together in one place. We'll help find the perfect chalet for you!
National Park Backpackers
With magnificent view of volcanoes right from the doorstep, we cater for everyone. From spacious double and twin rooms with ensuite, to family rooms and even shared dormitories, we will have the room for you. Other facilities include a fully equipped communal kitchen, drying and laundry room, and a TV lounge. Located only a stone’s throw away from; restaurants/pubs, cafes, and the local convenience store. Bad weather? Try our 8 metre indoor climbing hall, open daily from 9am.