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Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Tongariro National Park, and with Mount Ruapehu as a stunning backdrop, the Chateau Tongariro undoubtedly boasts one of the finest locations in New Zealand.

This French-style property is the last thing you would expect to see in this remote and beautiful area, and is steeped in history, with a traditional and warm atmosphere.

However, it offers modern facilities, such as 24-hour room service, a restaurant, a nine-hole golf course, sauna, heated plunge pool and tennis courts, not forgetting the Tongariro National Park is on your doorstep, allowing for a huge range of outdoor activities.


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Tour ideas in Tongariro National Park

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Chateau Tongariro Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Tongariro cycling
      Emerald Lakes, Tongariro National Park

      Tongariro cycling

      Tongariro cycling

      This tour, which involves walking or riding along the historic cobblestone Coach Road through a bush corridor on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu, is an exciting adventure and a journey back in time.

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    • Tongariro Guided Walk
      Tongariro National Park

      Tongariro Guided Walk

      Tongariro Guided Walk

      This one day walk traverses the stark and spectacular volcanic terrain of Mount Tongariro, and is one of the most fascinating treks in the world. This walk is led by an expert guide who will provide informative commentary, so finding your way will not be a problem.

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    Tongariro National Park and nearby places