Chateau Tongariro

At a glance

  • Set in Tongariro National Park
  • Incredible views
  • Charming historic hotel

Chateau Tongariro Hotel


Beautiful grand hotel with a breathtaking setting

Set within Whakapapa Village, in the heart of Tongariro National Park, this classic hotel is perfectly placed for hikers doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Famed for its neo-Georgian magnificence and stunning mountain views, this 1920s' hotel is bursting with old-world charm.

Catch a film at the in-house cinema and enjoy the hot plunge pool, sauna and fitness room. The Tongariro River and Great Lake Taupo are famous for trout fishing – even the Queen Mother has cast a line here! The signature restaurant Ruapehu serves delicious Pacific Rim cuisine.

One of New Zealand’s most exquisite and diverse areas, which boasts three majestic active volcanoes, the sacred Mount Ruapehu and the Dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park. This region enjoys a breathtaking variety of landscapes, from alpine lakes and sparkling rivers to otherworldly vistas and lush rainforest. Famed for its neo-Georgian magnificence, the statuesque Chateau Tongariro is one of New Zealand’s most resplendent and historic hotels.

Upgrade to a Superior Room to enjoy a spa bath and views of the golf course or national park. Executive Spa Suites have a spa bath and gas fireplace. The McLaren Suite has a separate living area and views of the Tongariro National Park. The Te Heu Heu Suite has a lounge with open fireplace, guest bathroom and kitchen area. Premium Family Rooms sleep up to four people.

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Key information

Nestled at the foot of Mount Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park, a dual listed World Heritage area.

Airport transfer time: Approx. 4½ hours from Auckland airport and 1 hour from Taupo airport.
Rooms: 106

Good to know

This hotel has a wheelchair accessible rooms

Accommodation information

106 rooms



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