Mountain Max's Lodge in Tongariro National Park

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TV, fireplace, DVD player
TV, fireplace, DVD player
TV, fireplace, DVD player

Overview of Mountain Max's Lodge in Tongariro National Park

Entire home

Mountain Max's Lodge in Tongariro National Park

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 20

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
National Park, Central North Island

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWhakapapa Ski Area25 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Taupo40 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Ruapehu98 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 20
Bedroom 1
    6 single beds
Bedroom 2
    6 single beds
Bedroom 3
    4 single beds
Bedroom 4
    4 single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bath
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Mountain Max's Lodge in Tongariro National Park

Holiday home with kitchen, near Tongariro National Park
Perfect for groups, Mountain Max's Lodge is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom dwelling in the historic mill town of Erua, 6 km South of National Park and adjacent to the Tongariro National Park. Enjoying a peaceful, rural location about 5 minutes drive from National Park township, Mountain Max's Lodge offers ideal self-contained accommodation for larger group get-aways.

Mountain Max's Lodge includes a lounge downstairs with an in-built log fire, plus a sunny upstairs lounge that flows onto decking with views of the Erua rain forest and the North Island Main Trunk railway line. Downstairs, the open plan kitchen and dining area has a potbelly stove with wetback.

The 4 bedrooms are situated downstairs. Bedrooms 1 and 3 include 3 single bunk sets, while bedrooms 2 and 4 each have 2 single bunk sets.

Downstairs, there are 2 showers, 2 toilets and an automatic washing machine. A drying room is available for wet gear or lock up for storage.

This is an excellent group set up for mountain based activities, family reunions and educational or social getaways. Bring your mountain bikes and enjoy easy access to a range of new cycle trails including the Marton Sash and Door tramway and Fishers Track.

Mountain Max's Lodge is the ideal setting for groups looking to get away and explore Tongariro National Park!

Minimum 2 nights stay.

Smoking allowed outside only.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to bring your own bath towels.

Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager




Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 20

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Mountain Max's Lodge Tongariro National Park
Mountain Max's Lodge Tongariro
Mountain Max's Tongariro National Park
Mountain Max's Lodge in Tongariro National Park Erua

About this area


Located in Erua, this holiday home is in a rural area and in the mountains. Fishers Track and Old Coach Road Bike Trail are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Tongariro National Park and Taranaki Falls. Fishing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking, hiking and cycling nearby.

What's nearby

  • Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre - 15 min drive
  • Whakapapa Ski Area - 25 min drive
  • Lake Taupo - 40 min drive
  • Turoa Ski Area - 45 min drive
  • Mount Ruapehu - 98 min drive


  • Macrocarpa Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Schnapps Bar - 4 min drive
  • Spiral Restaurant & Bar - 4 min drive
  • Elvins Bar and Bistro - 5 min drive
  • The Station Cafe - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 22 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 22 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Everything was so good everyone happy
it is good no problem at all hope to see you again. Thanks and regards Jomer family and friends
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

It was really nice experience. The owner was really kind and friendly
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Awesome spot for the family
What a great way to enjoy our winter holiday with our family from the Dessert (Alice Springs). The facilities were awesome everything we needed. Great cooking and serving. House was warm and cosy. Was absolutely awesome to arrive with Max greeting us and all the fires up and running with no end of wood to keep going. Thoroughly enjoyed the location nice and central and overall everyone had fun. Thanks Max for the awesome hospitality and for keeping us well stocked and clearing our rubbish :-)
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Lots of space
We had a great stay at Max’s lodge. There we’re 15 of us and it never felt like like we’re on top of each other. There was somewhere fir the kids to play and the adults to relax. The place had all the things we needed for a great trip away with family and friends.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Massive trip to the snow
Awesome location and hosts were super helpful. Host had lit fires for us so that the house was warm and ready for us to arrive. Heaps of beds, and 2 separate areas which made it easy to run 2 different activities at once with our youth. Will definitely return with another group in the future!!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Amazing experience
Everything was absolutely fantastic - very tidy, great location, gorgeous lodge.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great stay for big groups
Booking with Max was a breeze, was very accomodating for our change in dates due to covid. The property was in great condition, had everything we needed, and more. Will for sure book again. Thanks!

5/5 Excellent

Great stay
Great time we had so much fun. Lots of wood/ fuel for the fire. Warm house
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Great place to getaway with friends!
This was the perfect spot for a weekend getaway with friends - unfortunately, the weather prevented us from heading up the mountain but we were able to hunker down in the cosy lounge for games. Facilities were great for cooking, and I was impressed by the waste collection set up!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020