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Surrounded by the sacred peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro, Chateau Tongariro Hotel exudes a timeless elegance deeply rooted in New Zealand’s heritage. Occupying a prime spot in Tongariro National Park, the hotel honors the gracious gift of tribal land to the people of New Zealand in 1887.

After a day of Whakapapa skiing or hiking, you can soak up mountain views and classic 1930s atmosphere in the welcoming lounge, savoring High Tea, classic cocktails and live piano music around the crackling fire. Guests may also enjoy a variety of activities on site such as the rugged natural 9-hole golf course, fitness room, lounge billiards, and a beauty and therapy spa. You can even try your hand at Petanque in the garden of Fergusson’s Café, just 50 metres away. If you’re the outdoor type, after a thrilling day exploring the forests and mountains you’ll welcome some relaxation at our inviting plunge pool and sauna.

The Chateau Tongariro Hotel features comfortable, spacious rooms with conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, and some boast beautiful National Park views.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Free WiFi
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Individually furnished
  • Private bathroom
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free toiletries
  • LCD TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Number of bathrooms – 1
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shower only

The Ruapehu Room
The on-site Ruapehu Room restaurant serves classic New Zealand cuisine such as lamb, seafood and a delicious signature chateaubriand for two, while a lavish breakfast buffet sets you up for the day.

Pihanga Cafe and T-Bar
Open for lunch and dinner, Pihanga Cafe and T-Bar entices with burgers, steaks and Italian pizzas as well as international favorites such as laksa, linguine, and churros.

Fergusson’s Cafe
This laid-back eatery in Whakapapa Village, situated within 100 metres of the hotel, gives you the chance to mingle with locals and enjoy the fresh air in Tongariro National Park


On the map: Centred upon three volcanoes –Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu – Tongariro National Park is home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. Tongariro became New Zealand’s first national park in 1887. Just over one hundred years later, the park was awarded dual UNESCO World Heritage status for both its cultural significance to the Māori people, as well as its outstanding natural features.

The 80,000-hectare park is a spectacular showcase of volcanic wonders including emerald lakes, old lava flows, steaming craters, colourful silica terraces and peculiar alpine gardens. It is an environment of staggering beauty and diversity. Whakapapa Village is the main entrance into the Tongariro National Park. Many beautiful short and longer walking tracks begin here. The central location of the village within the national park gives spectacular views of all the volcanoes.

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