Howards Lodge : Adventure is on our Doorstep

Howard’s Lodge is the ultimate start for all outdoor adventure in Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu Skifields and Whanganui National Park. The lodge offers a broad variety of accommodation ranging from budget rooms to ensuite rooms. Daily transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the 42 Traverse Mountain bike track, Rental of ski equipment, tramping boots and walkingpoles and mountain bikes.

Bunks

Dormitory style and range in size from 2 beds upwards. They offer mixed accommodation. 3, 4, 6 and 8 bed dorm rooms with a mix of single and bunk beds. Heating provided by radiator. Shared bathrooms, kitchen and common areas!

Private Standard Room

Double and twin rooms with 1 double bed or 2 single beds. Heating provided by radiator. Shared bathrooms, kitchen and common areas!

Private Ensuite

Ensuite double and twin rooms with private bathroom. Heating supplied with access to shared kitchen and common areas.

Private Family Ensuite

Ensuite family rooms with Queen bed and single/bunk beds depending on size. They have their own private bathroom. Heating supplied with access to shared kitchen and common areas.

Private Lodge

Howards Lodge provides access to a self contained lodged sleeping 12 people. This unit boasts room for 12, it's own lounge and kitchen, plus a wood burning fireplace. Book this unit for your groups!

Great Kitchen Facilities

Spacious and well stocked kitchens are just a few of our great facilities. Fridges, ovens, cook tops and all the pots and pans you need for yourself or your group.

Cozy Lounges with Fireplace

You just can't kick back and relax in the mountains without a roaring fire. What a way to end the day! How about a movie and a cozy fire?

Hot Tub

What could be better than soaking in our nice warm hot tub after a day hiking or skiing?


Tongariro Crossing

The world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing right on your doorstep. Book on of our shuttle services to the start and pick up when you’re done.

Skiing

Just 15 minutes drive from us to Whakapapa skifield, 50 minutes to Turoa.

Cycling

42nd Traverse, Fishers Track, Old Coach, Mountain to Sea … and much, much more.

Hiking

Northern circuit, Round the Mountain, Tama Lakes transfers and Guided Winter Crossing also arranged.

Hire Gear

Avoid the queues and delays; get all you need for a great day on the slopes from our own ski rental shop and at the best prices.

Shuttles/Transport

Don't hassle with parking and transport. Park at the lodge and let our shuttle partners take you to your destination and bring you home safe and sound!

Fishing

Simply the best trout fishing on the planet is on the Central Plateau.

Scenic Flights

What a FANTASTIC way to see the mountains, craters, volcanoes and scenery. Take in the views by plane or helicopter!

You can't miss the Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro National Park is New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery. Unique landforms, including the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu ensure the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered a world-renowned trek.

The world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing right on your doorstep. Book on of our shuttle services to the start and pick up when you’re done.

The view is better from the TOP!

Mount Ruapehu, also known simply as Ruapehu, is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is 23 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of Ohakune and 23 km (14 mi) southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park. The North Island's major ski resorts and only glaciers are on its slopes.

Your first sight of snow is a magical experience, for some it’s fulfilling a childhood dream, for others it’s to find a new challenge in life and for many it’s a holiday with friends or family. That moment you first touch snow, step into your skis or snowboard or ride that chairlift will be etched in your mind forever

Don't look any further than Howards Lodge

  • Comfort
  • Location
  • Presentation
  • Service

Guest comfort is our priority

Spacious rooms - comfortable beds - large lounges - crackling fires! Everything at Howard's Lodge is supplied for our guest comfort!

Wake up to fresh mountain air

Whether it's a crisp winter morning or a sun filled summer day, the beautiful National Park will fulfill all your expectations. And don't forget the view of the beautiful mountains!

We take pride in our property

Our ENTIRE team take the presentation of our property very seriously. We want you to leave our property knowing we have done everything to ensure your stay was perfect!

Service is our #1 feature!

From entering our reception, to sleeping off the tired bones of a hike or ski, to checking out, our aim is to provide you with exceptional customer service!