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Good times with the kids

Save 32% on rooms, PLUS free return Tongariro Crossing shuttle for kids

Explore Tongariro and enjoy quality family time in the mountains while saving cash.

Feel welcome & well looked after while surrounding yourself with outstanding nature  

Make everlasting family memories with the help of our local knowledge, and our desire to make your Tongariro stay special. 

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Close to Cafes & Bars
5 minutes to food and drink
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2020 Tripadvisor Winner
Travellers Choice
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Spectacular mountain views
Full panorama from property
Morning sunrise over Mt Ruapehu from Discovery Lodge Tongariro
Restful setting
Surrounded by nature
NZ Silver Fern
Support NZ owned & operated
Local family since 2001
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Feel welcome
Treated like friends & family

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Top notch experience for our family of 3 including a toddler.

Service by the lodge staff was top notch. They looked after us extremely well and helped us out with their local knowledge and connections.

Great location - in between National Park and Whakapapa Village - only minutes from either key locations.
Room is not modern but very clean and tidy and well stocked.

Overall, the great care by the staff, the great location, the clean warm room, made our stay very pleasant. Definitely one of our best experiences in New Zealand or anywhere for that matter.

Mj Kaiora
From Tripadvisor July 2020

Chalet one bedroom, from $189 was $280

Best for families, singles, couples or small groups wanting comfort, style and privacy. More space than a chalet studio. Learn More →

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Discovery Lodge Chalet One Bedroom interior with couple and view to Mt Ruapehu

Motel one bedroom, from $136 was $200

Best for families, couples, singles or small groups on a budget. Larger & a little more comfort than a motel studio. Learn More →

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Motel studio, from $122 was $180

Best for families, couples, singles or small groups on a budget. A warm and practical room with restful views. Learn More →

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Good family fun

Enjoy quality family time amongst nature. Watch your kids thrive while exploring Tongariro National Park.

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Closest to the Crossing

Save travel time to the start. Discovery Lodge is the closest accommodation & camping to the start of the Tongariro Crossing.

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Early Crossing shuttle

Go early and make it an even more memorable adventure. Enjoy solitude, & beat the heat of the day. Kids U12 go free !!

Discovery Lodge shuttles

Close to Cafes & Bars

A short 5 minute drive to a selection of family friendly restaurants, bars and cafes in either Whakapapa or National Park Village.

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We have stayed with Discovery Lodge a few times already & I have to say we never disappointed with this place & people. Callum & Miki are super awesome people. They always have time for a quick chat in a super friendly manner & also their local knowledge is great.

We took their early shuttle service to the crossing starting point; which makes everything much more enjoyable as we can be a few hours ahead of a lot of people. Also, I have managed to capture a stunning sunrise with beautiful colours. The room we were staying in is a little bit dated but super clean & tidy.

I love to highly recommend Discovery Lodge as each time we had a great experience. We are looking forward to coming back & do camping with our kids next summer. Thank you so much & all the very best Callum & Miki!

PM Fernando
From Tripadvisor Feb 2021

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