East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Hotels

Discovery Lodge

  • State Hwy. 47 Map It
  • Whakapapa Village


  • Handy to the village
  • Close to the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and their shuttle gets you there quite early


  • A long way from shops

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

The only tourist lodging in the park to give a panoramic view of three active volcanoes is this friendly complex, only minutes from the ski slopes. Most accommodations are in self-contained apartments and chalets. One-bedroom units sleep up to five people. There's also a pair of double rooms priced for backpackers, as well as powered campsites. The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner; packed lunches are available on request. On-site amenities include a fully licensed bar and a guest lounge with sundeck. The lodge also runs its own shuttle to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, arriving just before 6 am.

Hotel Information


State Hwy. 47, Whakapapa Village, Manawatu-Wanganui, 3948, New Zealand

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07-892–2744; 0800-122–122

Hotel Details:

  • 2 rooms, 6 chalets, 14 apartments
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 08/30/2016

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