Stayed in a one-bedroom chalet for two nights as a base for the Tongariro Crossing. Wasn't able to do it on the first day due to bad weather, Callum the owner was very helpful and offered great advice on whether we should continue with the walk or not. Weather wasn't much better on the second day but we decided to go on anyway. You can go to the start of the track using their shuttle and if you decide not continue due to bad weather, they will take you back to the lodge and you won't be charged the $35 fee. The chalet was immaculate, clean and had all the mod cons and offered a great view of the mountains. Only issue with the chalet was the low water pressure of the shower, other than that, everything was perfect. The lodge is the closest accommodation available to the start of the Tongariro Crossing so this is the perfect place to stay if doing the walk. Highly recommend the chalets to anyone wanting a little bit of luxury in a national park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalets & Motels. Surrounded by nature with spectacular panorama of the Tongariro Volcanoes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Discovery Hotel National Park Village