Whakapapa Accommodation

Whakapapa Accommodation

On-mountain accommodation at Whakapapa Ski Field consists of club lodges that offer simple family friendly accommodation. There is also plenty of accommodation at Whakapapa Village and National Park Village. The Whakapapa accommodation areas are serviced by a shuttle service to transport skiers and boarders to and from the ski area.

Whakapapa Village Accommodation

Whakapapa Village is approximately 7 km (10 minutes) from the Whakapapa ski area, offering a small range of accommodation across the budget spectrum.

The highlight of Whakapapa accommodation is the Chateau Tongariro. It’s a fabulous four-star hotel, steeped in history, with awe-inspiring fittings and oozing class, style and sophistication. See our review of the Chateau Tongariro for more information.

Whakapapa Holiday Village is the highest fully serviced campground in New Zealand. It has cabins and sites surrounded by nature, and a self-contained unit with a shower and kitchen and all the usual mod-cons. It also offers dorms.

Skotel Alpine Resort offers superior, standard or backpackers accommodation. Some of the rooms have amazing views of Mt Ngauruhoe, without the price tag usually associated with such splendour.

Whakapapa Accommodation Listings

National Park Accommodation

A little further down the road, but still only 16km away from the ski area’s car park, is National Park Village. It’s rather tiny and only has a couple of bistros and bars, and a few ski shops.

Adventure Lodge and Motel is a motel and bed and breakfast.

Howard’s Mountain Lodge is another typical B&B of the area. It offers ski rental and transport.

The Park Hotel Ruapehu is a nice, modern place, offering options from premium double to dorm style bunk rooms.

National Park Accommodation Listings

Other Whakapapa Accommodation

There are more lodges further up the road towards Ohakune, and lots of accommodation in Ohakune itself. Ohakune is best suited to skiers and boarders who want to spend at least some of their skiing days at Turoa ski field.

Ohakune Accommodation Listings

Whakapapa Accommodation

Chateau Tongariro Hotel Chateau Tongariro Hotel, Mt Ruapehu
This is a uniquely boutique venue. Built in 1929, the historic hotel sits majestically within the Tongariro National Park, central North Island. Located minutes away from Whakapapa Ski Area.
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