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Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Mighty volcanoes, lush forest and sparkling waterfalls


Chateau Tongariro sits on lush forested slopes that lie within Tongariro National Park in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. The hotel is roughly midway between the cities of Auckland and Wellington, which are both around 4 hours away by car. Offering views of the majestic volcanic peaks of Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe, the hotel is only 7 km from Whakapapa, the largest ski field in New Zealand. Visitors can enjoy skiing on mountain pistes from June to October. The surrounding area’s breathtaking scenery encompasses beech forests, lakes, rapids and waterfalls, while the Tongariro Alpine Crossing offers world-renowned trekking opportunities.

GPS coordinates: -39.274044988057, 175.57770222266
The breathtaking mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forest of Tongariro National Park have made it a UNESCO Dual World Heritage Site. Well-defined walking tracks, suitable for all levels of fitness, are…
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GPS coordinates: -39.236773872127, 175.55637359619
Whakapapa Ski Area, New Zealand’s largest ski field, is only 10 minutes’ drive from Chateau Tongariro Hotel. Shuttle transfers can be arranged from the hotel reception. Car parking is also…
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GPS coordinates: -39.14444, 175.58111
Adventurous spring and summer visitors to Chateau Tongariro are always delighted to find that they’re only 20 minutes’ drive from the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. A must for…
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GPS coordinates: -39.046585865309, 175.58624267578
As well as being the ideal base for outdoor activities in Tongariro National Park, Chateau Tongariro is perfectly placed to explore some of our region's historic cultural sites. Fifteen minutes…
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GPS coordinates: -39.2013467, 175.5402067
Run by the Department of Conservation and only 5 minutes’ walk from Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa Visitor Centre is a great resource to help you make the most of your visit…
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GPS coordinates: -39.02264, 175.71495
Most people have heard of Ka Mate, New Zealand’s most famous haka, a traditional Maori war dance that is performed on an international stage by the All Blacks before every…
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