Schools & Groups

Our club welcomes schools, groups and
Outdoor Education Providers

Focused on providing affordable accommodation directly on the Whakapapa Ski Field (One of only a few places in NZ where you can stay overnight on a ski field). Ideal for both direct on field, ski in & out access during winter, or, as a base for the variety of outdoor activities (see below) in the Tongariro National Park area.

If you would like to book the lodge Click Here to send us a booking enquiry.

The nightly rate per person for Group bookings is $20.
Available Sunday to Thursday nights during the Ski Season (30 June to late October), and seven days a week for the remainder of the year.

The lodge sleeps 20 in 3 bunkrooms of 6, 6 and 8, and is self-catering.

Facilities include

  • Combined Kitchen/Dining/LoungeChildren-skiing
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Gas cooker and oven
  • Separate male and female bathrooms
  • Drying room
  • Storage room with ski tuning work bench
  • TV room (currently DVD only)
  • Stereo and games

Vehicle and bus parking is available at the top of Bruce Rd and it is a 15-20 minute walk up to the lodge, or 10-15 minute walk down depending on levels of fitness.

Guests bring everything up in back packs (suitcases are not suitable). This provides an educational opportunity in packing ‘essential only’ items which should include adequate footwear for the walk up (we suggest slippers for in lodge) and outer clothing including waterproof gloves and warm hats suitable for all the conditions likely to be encountered – from sunshine to rain and/or snow.  (Please check your group bring waterproof coats) With careful packing, most food can be brought up on the first trip, with perhaps stronger people in the group taking a second trip if needed.

Other essential items include

  • Indoor clothing
  • Sheet (to cover mattresses)
  • Pillow case
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Sun screen
  • Mobile phones
  • Group First Aid Kit

Central Plateau Activities – Day Trip/Activity options –

    • Tongariro Crossing – 7-8 hours
    • Mt Ruapehu Crater – 4 hours direct from lodge
    • Tama Lakes – 5-6 hours
    • Silica Rapids – 2.5 hours
    • Taranaki Falls – 2 hours
    • Whakapapaiti Hut and Valley – 6 hours from lodge to Whakapapa
    • Mounds Walk – 20 minutes

If you would like to book the lodge Click Here to send us a booking enquiry.

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