We stayed there for 2 nights in November 2013 to do the crossing. The Lodge has its own bus shuttle to the starting point of the crossing and offers a pick up as well. If needed one can rent out boots and other hiking equipment and order lunch packages to take along. The staff is helpful and friendly. Rooms are... More
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the secrets of the volcanic plateau. Walk the legendary Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Bike the popular 42 Traverse track. Canoe the wilderness of the Whanganui River. Ski the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. 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 en-suite rooms. Daily transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the 42 Traverse Mountain bike track, Rental of ski equipment, tramping boots and walking poles and mountain bikes. Enjoy a fantastic summer experience or an exhilarating winter getaway; we have just what you need. ... more less
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