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Summer at the lodge - $35/night

Come and enjoy all the central North Island’s wonderful volcanic landscape from our own bach on the mountain. Day walks, rock climbing, the summits of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro, and the gondola are all accessible from the lodge. Only $35 per person per night

- book in the usual way at

Ruapehu Lodge work party

The first Ruapehu Lodge work party of 2024 is scheduled for the weekend of 1-3 March.

Here is your chance to help with the maintenance that keeps the lodge running for you. The "après work" facilities are outstanding. So come and join in the fun.

We are looking for 10-12 able bodied persons to undertake thorough spring cleaning of the lodge, food stock take, changing mattress covers etc.

Extensive maintenance skills are not a requirement.

We won’t have the benefit of using the chair lift for access this year so all tools and materials will have to be carried, although we don’t expect to have too much of this.

If you are interested please contact Kate Brownsword on or 027 562 0177.

As the lodge will be open that weekend, if you wish to come up and enjoy the mountain but not participate in the work party, the usual very cheap summer rate of $35 per night applies and there are plenty of yummy roasts in the freezer to be eaten! Book with the Booking Officer in the usual way at



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