Discovery Lodge - Tongariro National Park

State Highway 47 ,Tongariro National Park 3948, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand  show map
 4 stars
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Discovery Lodge - Tongariro National Park

Overview

Discovery Lodge provides 40 rooms with a panoramic view of the forest.

Many Tongariro National Park sights, including Mount Ruapehu and Tongariro National Park are 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.

This property offers proximity to parks and a national park.

Taupo airport can be reached in 75 minutes by car from Discovery Lodge.

Rooms

Discovery Lodge comes with satellite TV, a DVD player, a sofa, an iPod dock and a microwave in all rooms. Many guestrooms offer views of Tongariro National Park. The rooms are appointed with en suite bathrooms and leather furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests can breakfast in the restaurant.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the business center for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   40.

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Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of NZD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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State Highway 47 ,Tongariro National Park 3948, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

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  • Tongariro National Park
    14.5km
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  • Number of rooms:
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State Highway 47 ,Tongariro National Park 3948, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Tongariro National Park
    14.5km
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  • Number of rooms:
    40

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  • Number of rooms:
    40
Cities nearby
  • Taupo hotels - 78km
  • Napier hotels - 117km
  • Wanganui hotels - 86km
  • Hastings hotels - 116km
  • Turangi hotels - 37km
  • Mount Ruapehu hotels - 2km
  • Ohakune hotels - 22km
  • Waitomo Caves hotels - 119km
  • National Park hotels - 19km
  • Palmerston North hotels - 120km

Discovery Lodge Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Discovery Lodge

Individual guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Location was perfect, the chalet was pristine, beautifully appointed( furnished), set in a lovely location with privacy, wonderful views, delightful garden, easy proximity to the restaurant & reception, restaurant had an excellent menu. Lovely, lovely, friendly informed staff.

    nothing.

  • Couple
    8.2

    Located close to Mt. Tongariro and Mt. Ngauruhoe with a great view. Peaceful ambiance (not as crowded/busy as the hotels at the foot of the mountain). Staff was friendly and very helpful, especially when it came to planning outings. Food was good. Chalet room was very nice. Stayed two nights, would have stayed more if we had the time.

    There was only one washer/dryer machine so there was a cue to wash clothes. Listening to the couple next door using their outdoor voices to discuss marital issues. The entry way into the chalet was straight onto carpet so you have to take your shoes off outside to avoid tracking dirt/water in. The free wired internet is slow. No bug screens on windows.

  • Couple
    10.0

    We got a bigger appartment with fully kitchen coz it was not so busy. That was perfect! furniture a bit old but still nice! We've loved it! :-)

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Discovery is a lodge which caters to people interested in hiking and outdoor activities. Given it's location, the amenities were certainly adequate, comfortable, good food and we very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    location was excellent , staff very pleasant and helpful, restaurant food excellent , we enjoyed it very much.

  • Couple
    8.8

    The chalet rooms were warm and comfortable and really nicely designed, with great views through the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. The on-site restaurant was totally fantastic, we did not expect such excellent cooking and were really pleased to have 2 delicious meals there, especially after long walks. The folk there also know the area well and were able to offer an alternate walk when the alpine crossing was closed due to Tongariro erupting.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    The accomodation was very cheap and location excellent

    Thought we might have got a kettle to make a drink! The bed fixture was very squeeky and kept us awake.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    location, relaxed attitude, good budget accommodation for us and options for more luxury if wanted

    The little Breville portable stove top cookers in the shared kitchen ! They simply don't work. They heat up to a certain level, then turn themselves off so that it's impossible to actually boil anything on them - making cooking impossible. Sorry for going on about this, but seriously you should chuck those things out and get something that works - then your place would be great. As it is, I found it incredibly frustrating.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Proximity to National Park and an early lift by the Lodge's own van to start of walk and the dinner at the Lodge exceeded the standard of accommodation

    Room and facilities rather basic and outdated

  • Single
    7.4

    Staff were really helpful.

    Room was a bit small, but you get what you pay for. I can not fault Discovery Lodge for this.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Exactly what you would hope to find from a Lodge in a national park – everything clean,comfortable and good quality. We had an excellent meal in the restaurant – probably the best fish I have ever tasted. Also really good views of the sunset from the bedroom window. However, the most impressive thing was the owners Micki and Callum who make all their visitors very welcome.We had an emergency situation whilst staying there and they were extremely helpful and thoughtful - making lots of phone calls and hotel bookings/cancellations and route plans on my behalf and Callum even gave me a ‘refresher’ driving lesson.

How to reach hotel

hotel Discovery Lodge - Tongariro National Park Tongariro National Park location
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Hotel Address:

State Highway 47 ,Tongariro National Park 3948, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Tongariro National Park
    14.5km
Hotel information
  • Number of rooms:
    40