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State Highway 47, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's great to be the first ones out on the Tongariro Trek, so this location is unbeatable. The accommodations are clean and serve the purpose. The front desk even loaned us a raincoat! Our only quibble: when you leave for the trek at 5:30 am wouldn't it be possible to offer SOMETHING for breakfast - even fruit and yogurt? After... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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54 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a chalet--a duplex studio unit with good kitchenette. For the area, the choice was perfect. We were there to walk the Tangariro Crossing. In our sixties, we were taking no chances! Discovery Lodge offers the earliest shuttle (5:35) giving us extra time on the trail, AND the chance to walk ahead of all the other groups for a... More 

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Preston, Lancashire
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185 hotel reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located within the National Park, one of the main attractions for staying here was the availability of an early start shuttle bus run by Discovery (first bus at 5.35am) which gets you to the Tongariro Alpine start point by 6am. There are pick ups at the end of the walk every hour from 12.30pm, the last being at 4.30pm. We... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I wanted to do the Tongariro Crossing and after searching on Trip Advisor for decent accommodation in the area we chose the Discovery Lodge. We were not disappointed!! We stayed in a backpackers lodge with en-suite and when we arrived we had been upgraded to a larger room with a kitchenette. The rooms were absolutely fine and... More 

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Oxford, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Discovery runs a shuttle bus to the start and from the finish of the famous Tongoriro Alpine Crossing, a 12 mile hike. I left of the bus in the morning, but was a couple of hours late for the pickup at the finish. Reason: I ran out of steam, hurt myself, and had to be helped down. A National Park... More 

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Edinburgh , Scotland
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After checking all accommodation options in the area we booked 2nts in a Studio Chalet. After reading some reviews of hot rooms we arrived with a fan. The room was a good size n very clean. The finishings reminded me of a Yotel we stayed in Gatwick Airport years ago. Very modern n functional. The bed was big n comfy.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for three nights on their campground. The communal facilities are excellent and the lodge facilities are available to everyone who stays there. The view of Tongariro National Park is stunning from the deck; something that is unique to this accommodation. The staff should all be trained, when people ask "....do you have WiFi?" to say " no sir... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights on 23/24 January 2015 in one of the bungalows. It slept 3 people, 1x double bunk bed and a single bed above. The room had some storage area. I had use of the communal kitchen, bathrooms and seated area. It was a very clean place. The bungalows are very basic, but if your after... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The chalets were beautifully done up with a full kitchen. the benches outside were a nice touch. The early morning shuttle service to the alpine crossing was efficient though it could've been a part of a room rent given that there is really nothing else to do except the alpine crossing.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Just loved this base to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Set in peaceful farmland - one view fields, trees and cows, the other view mountains and volcanos. We asked for packed breakfast and lunch; huge quantities, so no need for the energy bars that were recommended by Lonely Planet. Instructions were clear 'The bus leaves at 5:30am. If you aren't... More 

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Address: State Highway 47, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > National Park Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Discovery Hotel National Park Village

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