East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Hotels

Chateau Tongariro

  • 99 St. Hwy. 48 Map It
  • Tongariro National Park
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  • Classy restful place
  • The enormous lounge area has a welcoming open fire and a full-size billiard table


  • When the mist comes down you won't get a view from even the most expensive suite

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Built in 1929, this French neo-Georgian-style property in Whakapapa Village hosts everyone from the well-heeled movie types to people who tramp and ski by day and then switch their clothing to dress in heels or jacket and tie for the evening. It is a lovely place to stay and harks back to an older era. Most rooms have views of the surrounding national park and the magnificent Mt. Ngaruhoe cone at sunset or on a moonlit night is outstanding. The chateau offers a range of eateries from the dress up for Ruapehu Room to more casual places. The hotel can arrange guided hikes on all the best-known routes in the park or skiing in winter.

Hotel Information


99 St. Hwy. 48, Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, 3951, New Zealand

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647-892–3809; 0800-242–832

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 106 rooms, includes 7 suites and 9 motel units
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 10/27/2015

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