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Welcome to the Chateau Tongariro Hotel website

Everything we do at Chateau Tongariro Hotel we believe in providing visitors with a timeless elegance.

We believe in preserving history and tradition. Our location within a Dual World Heritage National Park ensures we are advocates for conservation and we uphold a meaningful relationship with local Maori.

We acknowledge Ngati Hikairo as traditional custodians of this land.

The elegant Chateau Tongariro is located within Whakapapa Village - in the heart of Tongariro National Park and was constructed during the 'roaring twenties' and opened in 1929.

Today, the hotel provides accommodation, restaurants, bars, conference facilities and is a popular wedding destination throughout the year.

The Chateau Tongariro Hotel is surrounded by a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Tongariro National Park to discover.


Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Please click this link for important information from Department of Conservation about access to the Crossing.

Chateau Tongariro is pleased to advise we are able to provide Door to Door transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in conjunction with our transport partner ROAM. Please talk to our staff at the Reception Desk at the hotel for the most up to date pricing and transport schedule and to make your booking. Transport charges can be billed to your room account. We can also arrange for Packed Lunches for your hiking experiences.

TRANSPORT FROM NATIONAL PARK VILLAGE: National Park Village train transfers will incur a $30 per person return journey fee. If you are traveling by train to Tongariro National Park, please advise the hotel to ensure you are booked.

Tongariro National Park Information and Media Releases CLICK HERE

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Phone: +64 7 892 3809
NZ Freephone: 0800 CHATEAU (242 832)
Chateau Tongariro
State Highway 48, Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand
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