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Hotel in Mt. Ruapehu


The historic heart of Chateau Tongariro Hotel, the Ruapehu Lounge brings yesteryear to life with plush velvet, twinkling chandeliers and a crackling log fire. Clinking cocktail glasses and clacking billiards fill the air as guests reunite for family holidays, business retreats and wedding parties. The lounge serves light food and drinks until late at night.

Our latest menu offerings are just a click away.


Chateau High Tea marks a decades-old tradition of meeting for champagne, finger sandwiches, delicate sweets and gourmet fresh teas. Musical melodies float through the lounge, lingering at the floor-to-ceiling arched Ngauruhoe Window, framing the snow-capped mountains. With a specially curated new menu launched in September 2019, you will enjoy traditional scones, delicate finger sandwiches, sweet sensations and fresh brewed gourmet teas or coffee in the opulent Ruapehu Lounge. To mark a truly special occasion, why not upgrade to enjoy a glass of bubbles?

Choose between a traditional, vegetarian, gluten free or vegan menu.

For High Tea Bookings

High Tea in the spectacular Ruapehu Lounge is priced at NZD 45 per person, or NZD 54 per person with a glass of Chateau bubbles.

Book a reservation on +647 892 3412 or email us in advance to guarantee your spot for this cherished Chateau experience.

* Note: Advance bookings are recommended, and a 48-hour notice is required for vegan menu selections.