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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

Mountain Max's Lodge in Tongariro National Park

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms8 bathroomsSleeps 20

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre15 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhakapapa Ski Area25 min drive
  • Popular LocationTuroa Ski Area43 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, sleeps 20
Bedroom 1
    4 single beds
Bedroom 2
    4 single beds
Bedroom 3
    6 single beds
Bedroom 4
    6 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 in Tongariro National Park with kitchen and balcony
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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available


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


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 8 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper

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 a rural location

Things to do

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking 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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

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

Property is also known as

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

About this area

Tongariro National Park

Located in Tongariro National Park, this holiday home is in a rural area. Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre and Whakapapa Ski Area 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. Explore all the area has to offer with mountain biking, hiking/biking trails and cycling.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre - 15 min drive
  • Taranaki Falls - 18 min drive
  • Whakapapa Ski Area - 25 min drive
  • Waitonga Falls Walk Trailhead - 37 min drive
  • Turoa Ski Area - 43 min drive


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

Frequently asked questions

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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

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!

5/5 Excellent

A must visit for anyone travelling to Mt Ruapehu
At a reasonable fee, this place was one-of-a-kind .we were 20 in number but the house was so large it generously accommodated everyone very comfortably. The moment we entered the property on the 31st July , it was spotless and everything was in perfect order. Max, the property owner was easily contactable long b4 the day of our journey. He provided immediate answers to any queries we had . The property owners were generous and very welcoming too. I'll be sure to recommend to friends and family.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect place for a big group
Spacious place. Excellent communication Host is just a phone call away Nice and quiet location Will come again