Tongariro Crossing Lodge offers boutique accommodation on the doorstep of Tongariro National Park
Operating as usual
The countdown to the snow season has begun! Exciting stuff!
Monday marked an exciting milestone for us on our countdown to Winter 2022, with the first snowflake falling on Happy Valley, a month earlier than previous years.
The Snow Factory, used exclusively to support snowmaking efforts in Whakapapa’s Happy Valley, is one of its kind in New Zealand. It has capacity to produce up to 200 cubic metres of snow a day, and as an all-weather system, will continue to run 24/7 in the lead up to winter.
This photo was taken this morning and our Head of Snowmaking, Pete, estimates the pile is now sitting at about 400 cubic metres. Starting our snowmaking efforts early, working in these piles, and utilising thermal blankets in the coming weeks, will help support snow coverage and protection from weather and warmer temperatures. It’s just some of the mahi underway to ensure a great opening for Happy Valley come Queen’s Birthday weekend, 66 days from now.
Within three weeks, Pete expects to have a two metre snow coverage across the sledding area. He will then turn his attention to the rest of Happy Valley to support skiing and riding. As temperatures drop, we will also see the other larger snow guns come into effect and double down on our snow making efforts.
We look forward to watching this pile grow in the coming weeks and then spread right across the valley of happinesses. The countdown is on!
We’re super excited to be welcoming guests from around the world again soon! However you reach us - by plane, car or train - we’re ready to greet you!
PS: If you do arrive by train, we offer free transfers from our local train station.
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Five Fantastic Ways to see Tongariro National Park - GrownUps New Zealand Tongariro National Park has spectacular landscapes of steaming craters, alpine rock gardens, surreal lakes and tumbling waterfalls.
Always great to receive another #5bubblereview on Tripadvisor!
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Early morning views from the Marton Sash & Door bike track - an easy loop trail only minutes from our door.
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We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Jason Gunn earlier this summer. And judging from this piece, he thoroughly enjoyed his visit to our region overall :-)
Thanks for making this happen, Ruapehu NZ!
Summer fun with Jason Gunn in the Ruapehu region SPONSORED: Travel through the Ruapehu region this summer - with Jason Gunn as your guide.
This is one of our favourite "hidden gems" in the area. Just a short drive or even a walk away.
We’ve been loving the summer heat this season. And how better to cool down than below an alpine waterfall like the Taranaki Falls?
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It was a great pleasure to host you on your trip to Ruapehu, Jason Gunn! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
AD- I’m back from my incredible trip to the Ruapehu District and I’m still buzzing! I told everyone I bumped into that I’d be coming back ASAP with the whole whanau...and the diaries are out...we’re checking dates...so look out!!!!
I did some amazing things, saw some amazing sights but the most amazing thing of all...was the people I met. Generous, genuine, positive and just sooooooooo welcoming! Thank you for sharing your amazing stories with me.
If you’re looking for somewhere truly special to explore – visit Ruapehu. And please...tell them Jase says Hi!
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Thank you for the visit @jasegunn! We’ll make sure there’s even more fresh bread for you next time 😃
Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Give the gift a mountain getaway at Tongariro Crossing Lodge!
All vouchers now come with an in-room continental breakfast basket complete with our world-famous homemade bread.
Tongariro Crossing Lodge Gift Vouchers Give the gift of a mountain getaway to Tongariro National Park & the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with a Tongariro Crossing Lodge gift voucher.
While it's always great when guests share how much they enjoyed their stay with us, it means even more in time like these...
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Exciting news! We have a LIMITED number of FREE Mt Ruapehu Weekday Adult Mountain Passes to give away!
Book direct with us for a minimum two-night midweek stay, add #sneakaweekday in the comments of the booking and the pass is yours (while they last!)
But be in quick, we only have a few to give away, so book now - there's still a lot of snow to enjoy this season! https://www.tongarirocrossinglodge.co.nz/
Up to 2 x passes/booking
Passes must be used before 25 October 2021
Only valid with direct bookings on our website:
Minimum 2-night stay
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Spring is a great time to explore the wonders of Tongariro National Park at your leisure. With our latest offer you can linger for longer and enjoy 20% off your accommodation if you stay 4 nights or more.
Find out more below.
Stay longer & save 20% Stay with us for at least 4 nights this spring and save 20% on your accommodation.
Guests staying with us can rest assured that we put their safety first. To demonstrate this, we have successfully completed the Qualmark COVID Clean Approved assessment. This shows our commitment to implementing and maintaining health and hygiene measures to help protect against COVID-19, in accordance with government guidelines. Learn more here: https://www.newzealand.com/nz/feature/qualmark/#qualmark-covid-clean
As we prepare to welcome guests back tomorrow, Wednesday, 8 September, we are proud to announce we have achieved a Qualmark Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award, and have been rated 4 plus-stars in the Bed & Breakfast category.
This Qualmark rating is evidence that we have been independently validated as a quality tourism business.
Yay for another snow day! We have some very happy guests who woke up to a winter wonderland this morning ❄️❄️❄️
We like to give our guests an extra special welcome when they arrive with us - often after a long drive. How better to start your stay than enjoying a delicious @whittakersnz chocolate square?
What a pleasure to have hosted Matariki the Kiwi, and caretakers Delia & Dave this week! Due to fortuitous timing, Matariki is was able to attend our local #Mataraki Festival, hosted by National Park School right next door to us. So just a short hop away for the intrepid travelling kiwi created by Pauanesia. See more of Matariki's adventures on Instagram: @tolai16 https://www.instagram.com/tolai16/
Coming to our suites soon - delicious Baker Boys biscuits as extra treats for our guests! But first we had to find the right cookie jars involving testing with actual biscuits in store 😃 Yes, we got strange looks from fellow shoppers but that’s what we do for our guests! 😃
We're excited to be an Airbnb #Superhost again! This is based on an overall rating of 4.8/5 from our Airbnb guests and according to Airbnnb recognises hard work and amazing hosting skills :-)
Conditions are looking great for this weekend and next week, and hopefully shaping up nicely for the school holidays! ❄️❄️❄️
First snow day of the season! May there be many more! ❄️❄️❄️
We're excited to announce we have once again won a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice for 2021! This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe, having earned great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months.
It mean Tripadvisor travellers place us in the top 10% of hotels worldwide.
Thanks to all of our guests who have chosen to stay with us and share their experience with others over the past year!
There are some important changes to parking requirements on Mt Ruapehu to be aware of this snow season.
Bookable parking will run for six weekends this season - from July 31st to September 5th. There will be no charges for the parking.
Life or Anytime Season Pass holders meanwhile will not need to book parking.
Find out more on the Mt Ruapehu site here: https://help.mtruapehu.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001979395-What-s-happening-with-parking-for-winter-2021-
The Tupapakurua Falls track is a firm favourite for us and our guests. Starting just 3km from the lodge it leads to a beautiful remote waterfall through the untouched Erua Forest. Native bird and plant life abound in the forest and on a clear day you might even catch a glimpse of Mt Taranaki from a lookout just half an hour from the start of the track. And if you feel energetic you can challenge yourself by seeing how far you can carry a bucket of gravel to help with the upkeep of the track!
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Grab our last rooms for the July school holidays! We still have a couple of rooms available for the second week of the school holidays - from 19 - 24 July. So if you haven't booked yet, get in quick - it's looking like it will be a great snow season!
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Mountain, rainbow, lake - another beautiful day on the Tama Lakes track.
The past year has been challenging for us - as it has been for many people and businesses. But looking back at reviews like this from last February does help to make it feel what we do is worthwhile.
Google review of Tongariro Crossing Lodge by Ryan Zangmeister ★★★★★ "Marina and Louis couldn’t not have been more accommodating. They have an amazing lodge and you can tell they love what they do and they do it well. We HIGHLY recommend the cooked vegetarian breakfast with fresh home made bread. It was amazing. After completing 2 great walks in the...
The Sky Waka gondola cabins glitter like a string of pearls reflecting in the sun as they head up Mt Ruapehu as seen from the Taranaki Falls track. The Sky Waka ride and the falls walk are just a couple of the many wonderful things to do in and around Tongariro National Park during autumn.
Thank you for the wonderful flight today @mountainairvolcanicflights! What an incredible way to experience our beloved Tongariro National Park. The past year has been a tough one for us all and we regret you will not be with us for the next stage in this journey to recovery. Kia kaha and thanks for giving so many of us a unique perspective of this truly special part of the world.
At 17km in length, the Tama Lakes track is an excellent alternative to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing when the weather forecast is not that flash or for anyone keen on a slightly less strenuous hike. It’s also generally quieter but you never know who you might run into...
Wow! Sometimes a guest review really strikes home - just like this one. The past year has been a tough one for many, including us, so knowing we are still able to help make the experience for our guests memorable is a huge boost. So thanks to all guests who have supported us by staying with us and leaving us lovely review like this :-)
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