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Overview of Tongariro Lodge

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Tongariro Lodge

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    AirportTaupo (TUO)38 min drive
    Popular LocationWhakapapa Ski Area52 min drive
    Popular LocationHuka Falls54 min drive
    Popular LocationMount Ruapehu92 min drive

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Executive Chalet

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Villa, 4 Bedrooms

  • 320 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 King Beds

Villa, 3 Bedrooms

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 180 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen Beds, 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds

About this area


Located in Turangi, Tongariro Lodge is in a rural area. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Tongariro National Trout Centre, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Taupo and Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like mountain biking and hiking/biking trails, or hop on a bike for hire nearby and take a self-guided tour around Turangi.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 6 min drive
  • Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre - 7 min drive
  • Whakapapa Ski Area - 52 min drive
  • Huka Falls - 54 min drive
  • Mount Ruapehu - 92 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 38 min drive


  • Riverside Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Turangi Bridge Motel - 4 min drive
  • Turangi Bakery - 4 min drive
  • Creel Tackle House & Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Hydro Eatery - 4 min drive

About this property

Tongariro Lodge

4-star lodge near Lake Taupo
This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and an outdoor tennis court. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a business centre, a meeting room and concierge services are on-site. All 25 rooms provide conveniences such as 2 bathrooms and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, showers and phones.
Tongariro Lodge offers 25 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor tennis court.

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
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 25-35 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Basketball
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski passes
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 40-inch TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone



Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: NZD 25

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 25 and NZD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 250 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Tongariro Lodge
Tongariro Lodge Turangi
Tongariro Turangi
Tongariro Hotel Turangi
Tongariro Lodge Lodge
Tongariro Lodge Turangi
Tongariro Lodge Lodge Turangi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Tongariro Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Tongariro Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Tongariro Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Tongariro Lodge?
As of 15 Apr. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tongariro Lodge on 20 Apr. 2021 start from AU$183, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Tongariro Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Tongariro Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Tongariro Lodge?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 10 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Tongariro Lodge?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for NZD 25 (subject to availability).
Does Tongariro Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of NZD 250 per vehicle applies.
Where is Tongariro Lodge located?
Situated in a rural location, this lodge is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Lake Taupo and within 6 miles (10 km) of Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre and Tongariro National Trout Centre. Tongariro National Park and Tokaanu Thermal Pools are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 124 out of 242 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 85 out of 242 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 22 out of 242 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 242 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 242 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quiet and peaceful location. We had an enjoyable meal in the restaurant. Very comfortable bed.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Spacious and private. Had 8 beds across three rooms, one with ensuite. Eight people would find the living area and kitchen a bit small but would be comfortable for 6 people. Staff we friendly and helpful. Close to Turangi township which has a supermarket. Kitchen is pretty well equipped. Didn’t eat at the restaurant so can’t comment on that. Would stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Peaceful and pleasant with good facilities
Situated 1km north of Turangi on a large site, the Lodge is a very pleasant place to stay. On-site bar/restaurant and facilities area a welcome bonus. A mix of chalets for couples and larger villas for groups, well spread out for privacy. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Dinner on the night we ate in was good without being great. Our chalet was very pleasant, clean and comfortable, but I can't help thinking a few dollars spent would have gone a long way in terms of overall experience. For example there were no coasters or mats, so the furniture had multiple water stains from drinks. There was also nowhere to hang a towel by the basin, and no squeegee to wipe down the shower cubicle, which showed a lot of scaling on the glass. Literally $50 to turn our good experience into a great one.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness
Simple but great location for fishing
Great location for trout fishing. The room was fine but simple.The lights on heat pump in the room were very bright while trying to sleep.The grounds are fantastic and peaceful. We had dinner at the restaurant, there were only 2 main choices but the food was fine. I don't think our stay lived up to expectations.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Getaway Paradise
An awesome place to spend a few days. So close to the river and the units are perfect.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2020

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