Okahune is a great base for those wanting to do the Tongariro Crossing. It's a short drive to the national park with plenty of companies offering shuttle services. There are also a few restaurants and bars in town which is just a short walk away from Manuka Lodge which is well located in a quiet residential area overlooking farmland. The lodge itself is newly built so is modern, very well appointed and very comfortable. Our room was large, comfortable and very peaceful; there is also a very large guest lounge downstairs and a hot tub in the garden although we never got to use this. Breakfast in the morning was very good - on the first day we were able to have extra early as we were being picked up for the hike and on the second day we enjoyed in the sunshine out on the deck. The hosts Alan and Susie were very helpful and friendly without being overbearing. Great value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Defining a new style of accommodation in Ohakune/Ruapehu, the brand new, purpose built Manuka Lodge offers a first-rate hotel alternative with many of the trappings of a Boutique Lodge. Manuka Lodge is intimate luxury, located in a secluded cul-de-sac, 10 minutes walk from the shops, bars and eateries of Ohakune township. We offer 4 star-plus facilities, en-suite hotel style rooms on a bed & breakfast basis. It's a perfect get away Winter and Summer. ... more less