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Everything we do at Chateau Tongariro Hotel we believe in providing visitors with a timeless elegance.

We believe in preserving history and tradition. Our location within a Dual World Heritage National Park ensures we are advocates for conservation and we uphold a meaningful relationship with local Maori.

We acknowledge Ngati Hikairo as traditional custodians of this land.

The elegant Chateau Tongariro is located within Whakapapa Village - in the heart of Tongariro National Park and was constructed during the 'roaring twenties' and was also the year that was the beginning of the world's great depression, 1929.

Today, the hotel provides accommodation, restaurants, bars, conference facilities and is a popular wedding destination throughout the year.

The Chateau Tongariro Hotel is surrounded by a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Tongariro National Park to discover.


TRANSPORT FROM NATIONAL PARK VILLAGE: National Park Village train transfers will incur a $30 per person return journey fee. If you are travelling by train to Tongariro National Park, please advise the hotel to ensure you are booked. 

NO ACCESS TO HOTEL 13 - 20 MAY 2016: No High Teas or access to the main Hotel building from Friday 13th - Friday 20th May inclusive. Pihanga Café will be closed Friday 13th - Friday 20th May inclusive. No Sunday Carvery Sunday 15th May. Fergussons Café and Tussock Tavern will be the only Food & Beverage operations available to the public over that time. Access to the main Hotel and Food & Beverage Operations will go resume from 11am Saturday 21st May.

LIFT REPLACEMENT: Between August 22 and October 21 2016 Chateau Tongariro will be replacing the original lift in the Heritage Wing of the Hotel. From time to time there may be noise disruption during the day relating to this work however this should be limited to the immediate area within the lift shaft only. This work will be Monday – Friday. We will have alternative access via our other lift in the Tongariro Wing which will provide temporary access through to the Heritage Wing. Access is also available via the grand staircase. During this time there will be no lift access to the guest facilities in the lower floor of the hotel however; these can be accessed by the stairwell from the main lounge.

We anticipate there may be delays with any baggage assistance while we are operating with only one lift.

We do appreciate your understanding during this very positive renovation project for the hotel.

Tongariro National Park Information and Media Releases CLICK HERE

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Phone: +64 7 892 3809
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State Highway 48, Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand
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