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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

Updated 02/18/2014

Fodor's Review

The only tourist accommodations 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 motel units and chalets. One-bedroom units sleep up to six people. There are also some doubles priced for backpackers, and powered campsites. The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, and you can request a packed lunch. There is a fully licensed bar and a guest lounge with

sundeck. The lodge runs its own shuttle to the Tongariro Track, arriving just before 6 am. There are also sites if you are taking a tour via camper van.

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Hotel Information


State Hwy. 47, Whakapapa Village, 3948, New Zealand

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07-892–2744; 0800-122–122

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 22 rooms
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 02/18/2014

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