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Adventure Lodge & Motel

21 Carroll Street, Tongariro National Park 3948 New Zealand
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#1 of 3 hotels in Tongariro National Park
Travelers' Choice
Hi and Welcome to Adventure National Park. Gillian and John(ex army)are a small family run business and welcome you to their lodge and motels in National Park Village. We cater for families, family reunions, schools, groups, and the independent traveler. Your choice of deluxe one bedroom units with King size beds, standard studio motel units with Queen Size Beds and private facilities which now include over 52 sky channels with MY SKY GUEST SELECT in every unit. Our budget lodge rooms with double beds, Twin share, and family rooms, shared bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Bed and Breakfast options available. Comfortable warm beds, Sky TV in lodge also has MY SKY GUEST SELECT , a drying room, Internet and free wireless access available, large open fire, Breakfast and a packed lunch available. Department of Conservation authorized shuttle to and from the Tongariro Crossing departing daily weather dependent, let us take care of you with our Tongariro Freedom Package.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Breakfast available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Shuttle bus service
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Board games / puzzles
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Richard wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
Room is very clean; staff are very friendly; location is great: back from the main road so it is quiet. Has service to the skiing field as well. Will certainly come back, has a common used kitchen as well so we could cook.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Gillian Visser, General Manager at Adventure Lodge & Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, thanks so much - we are all thrilled you had a wonderful stay - we pride ourselves in hoping our guests do just that - best wishes and hope to see you here soon one day
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dan1el05 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand36 contributions
We were only passing through so didnt have much time here. We found it great, spacious and comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We will be back next school holidays to enjoy it here for longer.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Gillian Visser, General Manager at Adventure Lodge & Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
thanks so much for your great review of us - best wishes and hope to see you next holidays - book early as we have got bookings pouring in the door - so dont be disappointed
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Apurva wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
It was the vacation I will never forget. The human experience was amazing! My partner and I were looking for a quiet get away to celebrate a decade of being together when we can across Adventure Lodge and Motel. John (Dutchy, as they call him) and Gill are super hosts who understand the importance of empathy. They will go over and beyond to make you feel comfortable and at home. We were hoping to see snow for the first time in our lives but we were a bit early than the season. But, John and Gill made sure, that if not snow, we dont not miss out on all the other activities. The two gave us their time and experience. Toured us around and told us all about the place and it’s fascinating history. And guess what! On the last day of our trip, it snowed and the two offered us a trip up the Bruce point. It was amazing... I look forward to going back again and again and again!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Gillian Visser, General Manager at Adventure Lodge & Motel
Responded 5 weeks ago
thankyou so much for this wonderful review of us!! You have made our week! It was an absolute pleasure to host you both here and we look forward to you coming back again one day - best wishes for the rest of 2020 and long beyond. John and Gillian and the Team at Adventure Lodge
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David wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
Excellent shuttle service to and from the crossing, John and his wife Gillian went out of their way to accommodate our trip, very flexible and with great local knowledge and tips for the rest of our stay, would recommend using them again, 10/10
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Gillian Visser, General Manager at Adventure Lodge & Motel
Responded Jun 27, 2020
thanks so much - really made our day getting your perfect score of us - best wishes
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lauraheuer4 wrote a review Jun 2020
Eltham, New Zealand1 contribution
We were warmly welcomed and loved being treated the kiwi way as if around family. Always good to have supposedly professional relationships turn out as a very kind and family like environment. We felt very looked after and loved our stay. Thank you guys so much!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Gillian Visser, General Manager at Adventure Lodge & Motel
Responded Jun 8, 2020
Hi there, thanks for this fabulous review of us - its made our week!! you were great guests so it was very easy for us - best wishes and hope to meet you again one day Gill, John, Dave and Nils
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$49 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
adventure hotel tongariro national park, adventure lodge and motel
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionTongariro National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adventure Lodge & Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Adventure Lodge & Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mt Ruapehu (0.09 miles), Tongariro Crossing Shuttles (0.03 miles), and Schnapps Mini Golf (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Adventure Lodge & Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Adventure Lodge & Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Adventure Lodge & Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Adventure Lodge & Motel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Adventure Lodge & Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Station Cafe and Restaurant, Schnapps Bar, and Eivins Bistro Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Adventure Lodge & Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Adventure Lodge & Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Te Porere Redoubt (6.4 miles).
Is Adventure Lodge & Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.