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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in a warm , large motel- type room ( electric blankets a great treat!!) Callum was extremely helpful re the Crossing and concerned to ensure everyone's safety A shuttle operates from the Lodge to the Crossing There is a large lounge area and deck with fabulous views Dinner provided most nights Recommend staying here

Thank smw45
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We showed up at discovery lodge very shortly before the office closed looking for a place to stay that was not a campsite. We were given the choice of a studio room, or the motel studio, and went with the latter. Miekelien at the front desk was very helpful & friendly in getting us set up. The room was spacious...

Thank Felice A
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Discovery Lodge to be a great place to stay if you are considering doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Team at Discovery Lodge were fantastic and very helpful and they gave us all the helpful tips. We used the shuttle service for drop-off and pick up and this was awesome. Very pleased with our overall stay and the experience...

Thank sanjayk521
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This place was fantastic for all those attempting the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We stayed in a budget motel room which was small but modern and super clean. I'd highly recommend booking as early as possible the earliest bus to the start of the crossing to avoid crowds. The lodge arranged a 5am shuttle for us which arrived at the crossing...

Thank Madeleine C
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We camped here for two nights on an unpowered tent pitch. For $18 per person/night, this place compared as expensive to other camp parks we have used, in terms of what you get for your money. The pros are that on a good day, the mountain view while you are washing up is stunning! Also, the fact the hot showers...

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I stayed at one of the few private chalets at the front of the property. The views of the mountains were great from our unit. Unit was spectacular: new with separate bedroom, spacious bathroom, fully-stocked kitchen and pleasant living area. It was so comfy... had large windows and was our favorite accommodation during our trip. Staff was...

1Thank 4TheLoveOfRum
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Discovery Lodge provides an array of accommodations from camp sites, motel units and chalet units. Our group stayed here in summer to hike the Tongariro Crossing. We chose Discovery due to their professionalism that we could sense through the website, and also when booking with them on the phone. (Miki was also super helpful with changing our dates for us...

Thank canadiankye
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

After a day tramping this is where you want to be. Stayed in a chalet self contained room newly refurbished. Highly recommend the restaurant food was awesome. Great views. Perfect place to be in wet weather.

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed in a studio cabin which was clean, comfortable, compact and modern. We had a view straight onto the snow capped mountain too, which was spectacular. The room had good cooking facilities which was great as the restaurant at the lodge was closed when we stayed over Christmas day. There is the small village of Whakapapa with a cafe...

Thank Napen01
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We stay in a studio chalet, it was spotlessly clean, with cooking facilities, we used the microwave but were also easily able to prepare lunch/breakfast. The location here is amazing but the best part is the service that you get, Callum was amazingly helpful with ensuring that we only hiked the Tongariro Crossing if it was safe to do so,...

Thank Amanda H

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Chalets & Motels. Surrounded by nature with spectacular panorama of the Tongariro Volcanoes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Lodge

Address: State Highway 47, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
Price Range: €13 - €228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Discovery Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Discovery Hotel National Park Village
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