Fodor's Expert Review Discovery Lodge
State Hwy. 47, Whakapapa Village, Manawatu-Wanganui, 3948, New Zealand
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.
- 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
Rate Includes: No meals