Taylor Lodge

Taylor Lodge

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More help arrived, girl inside doing rooms, guys outside
Working Bee in full swing - Paul our electrician work on wiring issues, Ben, Kylie and myself doing prepping and painting. More helpers soon to arrive.
Aerial view of the lodge today and the mountain with a light dusting.
This weekend coming, last year, YES
For all the rail buffs, Taylor Lodge is situated next to the distance peg 333 on the NIMT. A train watchers paradise and weekend getaway.
Here is a screen shot of the store in the movie Good bye pork pie.
The movie Smash Palace was also filmed
just down the road at Horopito.

A secluded accommodation, located off SH4 between Ohakune and National Park. Perfect for large groups and gatherings, with capacity for up to 46 guests for exclusive bookings.

Settle in, surrounded by nature, or get out and about in the Ruapehu District.

Operating as usual

06/11/2021

Ben Tuck hard at work clearing noxious weeds along the Makotuku Track. Great to have professional services on the job thanks to recent funding.

03/11/2021

I don't think that's meant to be there...
A storm rolled thru last night that has managed to lift the wood shed roof off in one piece and toss it over the fence into the bush!
Very lucky it didn't go the other direction and into the lodge.
Now to figure out how to get it out as its wedged itself under tree branches.

#spring #storm #windy #dayafter #pokaka

I don't think that's meant to be there...
A storm rolled thru last night that has managed to lift the wood shed roof off in one piece and toss it over the fence into the bush!
Very lucky it didn't go the other direction and into the lodge.
Now to figure out how to get it out as its wedged itself under tree branches.

#spring #storm #windy #dayafter #pokaka

26/10/2021

In the weekend we braved the rain and went for a walk around Lake Rotopounamu. Didn't get that wet under the bush canopy. Previously we had been here during summer and gone for a dip in the lake. It's just as beautiful in the wet.
Located 30mins north of the Lodge on the way to Turangi /Taupo.
Ruapehu... More than just snow.

#visitruapehu #naturewalk #nznativebirds #bushwalk #familyfriendlywalk #spring2021 #nzlake #beback

In the weekend we braved the rain and went for a walk around Lake Rotopounamu. Didn't get that wet under the bush canopy. Previously we had been here during summer and gone for a dip in the lake. It's just as beautiful in the wet.
Located 30mins north of the Lodge on the way to Turangi /Taupo.
Ruapehu... More than just snow.

#visitruapehu #naturewalk #nznativebirds #bushwalk #familyfriendlywalk #spring2021 #nzlake #beback

Our Greater Outdoors | Tongariro National Park | Visit Ruapehu 18/10/2021

Our Greater Outdoors | Tongariro National Park | Visit Ruapehu

We have a last minute booking available this Labour Weekend.
Book direct on our website and save 30%

Our Greater Outdoors | Tongariro National Park | Visit Ruapehu Visit Ruapehu - The Official Website for Ruapehu. Activities, Accommodation, Food, Shopping, Events and Things to do in Ruapehu New Zealand!

16/10/2021

Kylie and the kids recently got to have a spontaneous trip back to the BOP to visit her sister, which only happened cause we had no bookings at the Lodge (boo to Covid!).

We know that being able to plan trips at the moment is near impossible with lockdowns and regional border closures.
So we have loaded a last minute special on to our website - book within 14days of your stay and save 30%.... And this special is available until we ALL reach Level 1 again.

#spontaneoustrip #schoolholidays #escapewhileyoucan #opotiki #bushtobeach #tookthecoldwithus😂
#lastminutespecial #discount #accommodationdeal #bookdirectandsave #lastminutebooking #groupaccommodationnz

Kylie and the kids recently got to have a spontaneous trip back to the BOP to visit her sister, which only happened cause we had no bookings at the Lodge (boo to Covid!).

We know that being able to plan trips at the moment is near impossible with lockdowns and regional border closures.
So we have loaded a last minute special on to our website - book within 14days of your stay and save 30%.... And this special is available until we ALL reach Level 1 again.

#spontaneoustrip #schoolholidays #escapewhileyoucan #opotiki #bushtobeach #tookthecoldwithus😂
#lastminutespecial #discount #accommodationdeal #bookdirectandsave #lastminutebooking #groupaccommodationnz

06/10/2021

Meet the new boys, Nyca and Odie. Thanks to Nevalea Alpacas in Taumaranui.

We finally got the middle paddock fully fenced, and while the dog loved zooming around in it for a few days, it's now home for these guys.
They are still a bit timid, but curious at the same time. We will eventually get them to come to the fence for treats, and don't be surprised if you see us taking them for a walk (once they let us put their lead on them).

Meet the new boys, Nyca and Odie. Thanks to Nevalea Alpacas in Taumaranui.

We finally got the middle paddock fully fenced, and while the dog loved zooming around in it for a few days, it's now home for these guys.
They are still a bit timid, but curious at the same time. We will eventually get them to come to the fence for treats, and don't be surprised if you see us taking them for a walk (once they let us put their lead on them).

25/09/2021

When's the best time to book your snow holiday? Now!
We are taking bookings for 2022. Don't miss out, because we book out every weekend in the ski season well in advance.

This was out West at Whakapapa yesterday. Blue skys, spring snow... Beautiful!

#springsnow #winter2021 #winter2022 #groupaccommodation #familyaccommodation #bookearly

When's the best time to book your snow holiday? Now!
We are taking bookings for 2022. Don't miss out, because we book out every weekend in the ski season well in advance.

This was out West at Whakapapa yesterday. Blue skys, spring snow... Beautiful!

#springsnow #winter2021 #winter2022 #groupaccommodation #familyaccommodation #bookearly

findingyouretreats 23/09/2021

findingyouretreats

Looking for a 3 day Mental Health Getaway? Away from the stress and responsibilities? Looking to getting back in touch with nature?

We are so excited for these guys coming to us in November.

If you want to join Charley and The Finding You Retreat team, then get in touch and book with them below.

#mentalhealthmatters #findingyouretreat #retreat #mentalhealth #getaway #tongarironationalpark #VisitRuapehu

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23/09/2021

As we head towards the last quarter of our season, we want to stop and acknowledge our friends in Auckland and Northland. We know that you have been doing it tough and we thank you for your commitment to stopping the spread of Covid-19.

To those of you who own a 2021 season pass, we know that when you bought your pass, you would have been hoping to make the most of it. So were we. While we all see a glimmer of hope in Auckland’s recent move to Alert Level 3, it looks like up to half of your winter season with us could be impacted by lockdown.

We’d like to make some good on that.

For anyone in Auckland and Northland who is unable to use their season pass more than four times this season, we would like to offer you a 50% credit toward a 2022 season pass. This credit will be applied to your Mt Ruapehu profile and be able to be redeemed online when we open our 2022 season pass campaign on Friday 22 October.

In addition to this, we’d like to offer all existing season pass holders, not just limited to Auckland and Northland, the opportunity to renew at the same rate as 2021 (excluding free passes). We will share our broader 2022 pricing with you on the 22 October, but you can be assured, any changes in paid season pass prices will not impact you. More detail to come.

With your 2021 season pass purchase you would have been allocated four x buddy passes, for use on an anytime pass. Weekdays remain the best days to visit the maunga and we’d like to extend your four buddy passes to include weekdays for the rest of the season. That is, bring a buddy or four, and they can get 50% off the already discounted weekday prices.

Our season is the longest in New Zealand and we remain intent on extending our season into November, as long as the conditions allow. In the last week we have seen the Far West T open for the first time this season and the West Ridge Quad for the first time in two seasons. The spring skiing conditions have been lush.

Again, to our Auckland and Northland friends, we hope that you will be able to join us at some point before the season ends. For now, the rest of the country will continue to ride for you.

Kia Kaha Aotearoa

📸 : Caitlin

#whakapapaskiarea #tūroaskiarea #ridethemaunga #ridethedarkside #winter2021

Timeline Photos 23/09/2021

Remembering back to our first year here when it was snowing in October. Wouldn't that be awesome for the start of the school holidays!

WE HAVE HAD A CANCELLATION (Sorry Aucklanders still in lockdown) AND NOW HAVE AVAILABILTY FOR THE FIRST WEEKEND OF THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

BOOK DIRECT on our website for a last minute discount - 1st Oct 2021 - 7th Oct 2021
www.taylorlodge.co.nz

#springsnow #snow #spring2021 #schoolholiday #LastMinuteDeals #VisitRuapehu #groupaccommodation #familyaccommodation #skihikebike

1st of October and it's snowing!

#springsnow #taylorlodgenz #pokaka #ruapehu #snowinh #snow

16/09/2021

It was a windy night last night! Still is...
Pretty sure the power went out in the early hours of the morning too. No power or phone line in Pokaka today. Hopefully its back up and running by the time they say it is.

It was a windy night last night! Still is...
Pretty sure the power went out in the early hours of the morning too. No power or phone line in Pokaka today. Hopefully its back up and running by the time they say it is.

Photos from Mt Ruapehu's post 06/09/2021

Looking forward to Level 2.
And more snow forecasted this week!

30/08/2021

Final sunrise at Level 4 (and the last day of winter).
Tomorrow we move to Level 3, which for us just means takeaways but not getaways.
Hopefully Level 2 isn't too far away, and we can welcome guests. Until then, stay safe.

#lockdown2021 #lockdownlife #level4 #level3 #sunrise #mtruapehu #pokaka #visitruapehu #snow #nzski #winter2021

Final sunrise at Level 4 (and the last day of winter).
Tomorrow we move to Level 3, which for us just means takeaways but not getaways.
Hopefully Level 2 isn't too far away, and we can welcome guests. Until then, stay safe.

#lockdown2021 #lockdownlife #level4 #level3 #sunrise #mtruapehu #pokaka #visitruapehu #snow #nzski #winter2021

22/08/2021

Pokaka Pest Control.
Too nice to be inside doing painting projects, so we are clearing the big patch of broom behind the house.

#lockdown #pokaka #lockdownprojects #stayhome #weedsarepests

Pokaka Pest Control.
Too nice to be inside doing painting projects, so we are clearing the big patch of broom behind the house.

#lockdown #pokaka #lockdownprojects #stayhome #weedsarepests

Accommodation Ideal for Groups | Taylor Lodge | New Zealand 17/08/2021

Accommodation Ideal for Groups | Taylor Lodge | New Zealand

CANCELLATIONS
We have had a few cancellations recently opening up a weekend in September (Fri 24th - Sat 25th). This is our only available weekend remaining in the Winter Season.

We also have Christmas available too after we had a cancellation due to boarder restrictions.

Contact us today if you wish to secure either dates - or book direct online www.taylorlodge.co.nz

Accommodation Ideal for Groups | Taylor Lodge | New Zealand Taylor Lodge is Accommodation Ideal for Groups in the Ruapehu District

Photos from Taylor Lodge's post 10/08/2021

We had the biggest snow dump we've seen here before. Which meant 48hrs of snow fun! The roads closed, and our son missed his first 2 days of school - but they didn't care cause they had a blast.
Now back to school tomorrow and straight up the mountain with class.

#snowday #makingmemories #pokaka #lovewherewelive #snowplay #snowman #ruapehuproud #visitruapehu

Photos from National Park Village's post 27/07/2021

Photos from National Park Village's post

Timeline Photos 09/07/2021

School holidays are here! Please see the important messages below regarding carparking and shuttles up to the snow.

Winter has arrived here in Tongariro National Park 😍 If you are planning a visit these school holidays, check out these important messages 👉

❄️ Coming to Whakapapa Village for a visit or hike?

- During winter parking in Whakapapa Village is limited to a max of 3 hours.
- Visitors that need to park in the Village for longer than 3 hours, or overnight, can get a parking permit by contacting or visiting the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre.
- Tracks from the Village that take longer than 3 hours include Tama Lakes Track, Tongariro Northern Circuit and Whakapapaiti Valley Track.

⛷ Driving to the Ski Areas?

- In certain conditions Bruce Road to Whakapapa Ski Area may be restricted to vehicles with chains and/or 4WD, or closed to all vehicles. When ski area carparks are full, roads access to the ski areas is closed to private vehicles.
- Live Bruce Road status can now be seen on the Waka Kotahi/NZTA website: bit.ly/3hpNnx6
- The same applies for Ohakune Mountain Road (OMR) to Tūroa Ski Area. Live OMR status can be seen here: bit.ly/36nJAdn

🚌 Need a shuttle?

- Shuttles to the Ski Areas can be booked through i-Sites or here: www.visitruapehu.com/shuttle-services/
- Shuttle services are available from ‘Park and Ride’ facilities in National Park Village and Ohakune Carrot Park, and other local towns.

📞 Have a question?
- See our website: www.doc.govt.nz/tnp-transport-parking-winter
- Contact or visit Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre – Whakapapa Village

Phone: +64 7 892 3729
Email: [email protected]

Remember to always be prepared for winter conditions and drive safe 👍

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Central North Island / Mt Ruapehu / Ruapehu NZ / Ruapehu District Council

01/07/2021

❄️ Snow.... Fresh snow ❄️
Looking forward to hitting Alpine Meadow this weekend with the kids.

#winter2021 #snow #ohakune #ruapehu #turoa #familytime

❄️ Snow.... Fresh snow ❄️
Looking forward to hitting Alpine Meadow this weekend with the kids.

#winter2021 #snow #ohakune #ruapehu #turoa #familytime

Photos from Turoa De-Icers's post 30/06/2021

After the storm they put in the mahi. Getting it ready for opening weekend this weekend!

29/06/2021

❄️ Snow day! ❄️
Schools closed, kindy closed and the road closed briefly for a time this morning too.
This has to be the best birthday present!
And just in time for the mountain to open this weekend.
#groupaccommodation #snowday #winter2021 #pokaka

❄️ Snow day! ❄️
Schools closed, kindy closed and the road closed briefly for a time this morning too.
This has to be the best birthday present!
And just in time for the mountain to open this weekend.
#groupaccommodation #snowday #winter2021 #pokaka

24/06/2021

We've been waiting, and mother nature is finally delivering. Winter season is just around the corner!
The snow guns are on, snow is in the forecast and Ben is back up deicing part time for the season.
We have had a cancellation, and have a weekend available at the start of August - GET IN QUICK. Book direct online.
www.taylorlodge.co.nz

Photos from Ruapehu NZ's post 26/05/2021

There is SO much happening in the Ruapehu region for Queens birthday - Next weekend!

23/05/2021

Happy Birthday Pops!

The bonus of having a lodge is that we can get all the family and friends together for celebrations. There are a few groups having milestone birthday celebrations this year. And we can help you source all your extra catering needs.

This cake was thanks to Izzy at Thorn Ohakune, made with local carrots... And it was AMAZING!
And I can confirm the kids were hanging out for it ALL day.

#groupaccommodation #party #celebration #birthdays #birthdaycelebrations🎉🎂 #family #friends #supportlocal

[05/23/21]   July School holidays are now FULLY BOOKED.
If you are still thinking about coming to stay during the upcoming winter season then you better be quick!
There are midweek slots available, and ONE weekend left in October.
Going to be a busy season!

02/05/2021

Getting ready for winter thanks to TCB Ohakune. Season rentals for the win, making it faster to get out of the car and straight onto the slopes.

#winteriscoming #winter2021 #seasonrentals #supportlocal #ohakune #tcb

Getting ready for winter thanks to TCB Ohakune. Season rentals for the win, making it faster to get out of the car and straight onto the slopes.

#winteriscoming #winter2021 #seasonrentals #supportlocal #ohakune #tcb

28/04/2021

Drove to Taupo to pick up the kids today (they have been with grandparents for the holidays), turned the corner and saw this beauty hiding behind the clouds.
Had to be a typical tourist and pull over for a photo.
Getting excited for the winter season!

#wintercoat #winter2021 #winteriscoming #snow #freshsnow #mtruapehu #visitruapehu

Drove to Taupo to pick up the kids today (they have been with grandparents for the holidays), turned the corner and saw this beauty hiding behind the clouds.
Had to be a typical tourist and pull over for a photo.
Getting excited for the winter season!

#wintercoat #winter2021 #winteriscoming #snow #freshsnow #mtruapehu #visitruapehu

26/04/2021

Things you find when you clean the lodge... Giant big thank you cards!

#taylorlodgenz #groupaccommodation #thankyoucard #feelingappreciated

Things you find when you clean the lodge... Giant big thank you cards!

#taylorlodgenz #groupaccommodation #thankyoucard #feelingappreciated

CodePen - April eDM - Winter 2021 Update 23/04/2021

CodePen - April eDM - Winter 2021 Update

If you don't get the newsletter from RAL here is their latest update. One important thing to note about parking this year -

"Life Pass holders would not need to book parking in 2021** and we are pleased to now update that this will also be extended to Anytime Season Pass holders**."

See the below post for more details.

CodePen - April eDM - Winter 2021 Update Tūroa and Whakapapa have been a hive of activity this summer, with the team working hard to complete large maintenance projects. 

A Day (and a bit) On The Darts 22/04/2021

A Day (and a bit) On The Darts

Shout out to The Rock and their continuing support for Mental Health.
They are raising money for free counselling sessions for kids struggling with mental health. If you donate $128, that's the cost of one session.
We have donated! Text DART to 2447 for a instant $3 donation or visit their website to donate more.

A Day (and a bit) On The Darts The Rock FM raising money for Mental Health

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