You look in a guide and find several places that seem to fit your plans, but you have no idea about anything. If you are adventuring in and around National Park THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY. I had planned on 2 nights and ended up staying five. I arrived by train and had stayed in 8 or 9 other backpackers and hostels on my trip.STATION LODGE WAS THE BEST. I really enjoyed getting to know the hosts and how they got into the crazy business of running a hostel and I got terrific advice on what to see ( there is enough to do in a 40KM radius to fill an entire week.) I was able to hire a bike, hire skis for the last day opening day at Turoa,skis,crampons and an axe for a climb to the top of the volcano 2 days later. Got a ride to the amazing junkyard ( you have to go inside and look at the steering wheel and hubcap collection it is a museum in its own right). Very clean, kitchen and bathrooms immaculate. I will go back. I loved the character of the setting . Because I was late in the season it was very quiet and I got time to know the host family, I am sure at the height of the season they are right out straight. I am from the United States and we just don't have places like this. I don't need a lot of amenities, but I like nice. This is nice. New Zealand and Iceland have been recently rated as the two most travel friendly nations in the world. Station Lodge is one of the reasons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Station Lodge, a 1906 historical villa is located in the beautiful alpine town of Ohakune adjacent to the world renowned Tongariro National Park. A place for all seasons; the lodge is warm and inviting and its close proximity to spectacular walks including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (Best Day Walk in New Zealand) ski fields, (Turoa 20 minutes and Whakapapa 40 minutes) and the mighty Whanganui River. The Station Lodge has been lovingly restored yet retains its unique and historical character. With the addition of modern facilities it is the perfect location. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, TripOnline SA and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Station Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.