My fiance and I stayed at the Wood Pidgeon Lodge before and after we did the Tongariro Crossing in December 2013. The lodge is a special place. We stayed in the hut, which is a cosy cabin with perfectly tasteful rustic decor, a porch with rocking chairs, cooking facilities and a beautiful view of the mountain. There was total privacy and it was extremely quiet and peaceful. The owner, Tim, is very warm, funny and helpful. The night sky was breathtaking. If you want to get away from it all and experience the beauty of NZ, this is the ideal place. Our only regret is that we did not get to use the bush bath. The location is isolated, so you will want to stock up on groceries before you arrive. We dream of returning someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hut at Wood Pigeon Lodge allows you the chance to stay at a romantic rural retreat where no other offers the same. You have views of the Tongariro World Heritage area and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing from your windows at a location away from the noise of a busy tourist village. A cosy fire treats you on a cool night and the views offers NZ at its best. My promise is that you wont be disappointed. ... more less