We stayed in the best studio because we booked too late to get a cheaper one, but the extra cost was worth it - it was warm, well stocked, clean, with trendy decor. Plenty of kitchen facilities to host our friends. Jed - receptionist, information guru and barman/waiter at a lovely dinner on Saturday night has a friendly, winning style. The shuttle was very good and after 7 gruelling hours the best words I have ever heard were - "Passengers from the 6:45am shuttle onboard first please". Discovery Lodge is great - an excellent place to leave for a challenging crossing. The dawn start was beautiful, views, geology, thermal activity all brilliant. Believe Hamish when he tells you the last leg of the hike drags out - 3 Km is like a hundred - we were grateful for the bush cover as the temperature was well up - at Easter!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalets & Motels. Surrounded by nature with spectacular panorama of the Tongariro Volcanoes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Discovery Hotel National Park Village