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35 MacKenzie Street, National Park Village 3989 New Zealand
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#5 of 8 Specialty lodging in National Park Village
Formerly The Ski Haus, Manowhenua Lodge boasts a variety of accommodation from dorm rooms to private twin/double and family rooms. Guests enjoy clean cozy rooms, a large kitchen, free internet, and an expansive lounge area, complete with a wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the unique combination of adventure and tranquillity and be inspired by the beauty of The World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
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Free parking
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Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
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Self-serve laundry
Paid wifi
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Shared kitchen
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Sun terrace
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AJ_NZ wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
A lovely, albeit very brief stay at Manowhenua lodge. Host Tracey is warm and friendly, and helped us feel right at home. Our room was warm and cozy, with high quality bedding on comfy beds and what looked like new carpets. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Tina K wrote a review May 2021
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Such a fantastic weekend, thank you for welcoming us and making us feel at home we will be telling everyone! Thanks so much for having us Tracey & Thomas 🥰🥰 ✅ Warm cosy rooms, clean and tidy facilities and fantastic hospitality
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kate P wrote a review Mar 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Wow - what an amazing place - newly renovated, clean, bright and airy. Great kitchen and lovely lounge space. Bedroom was nicely furbished with lots of space and CLEAN. Hot showers, warm building. Tracey and Thomas were AMAZING hosts - there to help in every aspect of our stay. We used them for our Tongariro shuttle service too - very organized and professional. I cant speak highly enough of this place and the owners.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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HeatherRichHarkness wrote a review Feb 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand40 contributions7 helpful votes
What a fantastic place to stay. Right from the start we were made to feel very welcome. Excellent service, very comfortable beds, clean rooms and well equipped kitchen. The shuttle service to and from walking the tongario alpine crossing was made easy and affordable. This is our favourite place to stay near the mountain. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
kinx81 wrote a review Feb 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand799 contributions156 helpful votes
Very welcoming hosts and owners (Tracey and Thomas) who want you to feel at home. Clean and comfortable, with well equiped shared kitchen (even has a deep freezer) and very large rec room with lazy boys, couches, pool table, ping pong table, board games, and fireplace in the winter. We stayed in room 12, queen bed, close to the kitchen. Bed and linens comfortable. Extremely generous allotment for free wifi - you’re given a code and get 5 Mb each which is good for 48 hrs from first log in. Great value, lots of parking space, and handy that they also operate National Park shuttles. We took the 7 am shuttle. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Aidin wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Very nice hosts. They make you feel you're part of their family! Tracey is an experienced hiker herself, and will give you good advice about alpine crossing and other walks. Very clean and tidy accommodation. We stayed two nights, and enjoyed it a lot! The next time we come to this area, we will definitely stay with them again.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
santo t wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand7589 contributions511 helpful votes
Have a visit Mt Ruapehu Area, we spent one night at this lodge. My room was very good, with double and single bed, clean and comfy. The shared showers and toilets were clean and tidy. The best was the shared kitchen, spacious with plenty of kitchen tools and you can prepare and literally cook your meals here, great. The shared dining and ammenities was nice with large TV, books and table tennis. This lodge is one of the pick up and drop off points for shuttle buses to Mt Ruapehu if you do not want driving your car to the mountain, which could by busy and hard to find parking spaces in the peak holiday times.And the last and good was cheerfull and helpful staffs.
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Date of stay: July 2020
hmunr0 wrote a review Nov 2019
Hampshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
Thank you so much for a lovely stay - super friendly as soon as I arrived. A cosy and warm living room and comfy beds made this a great stay. All very clean and tidy too! Two friends were stuck at a bad accomodation close by and the guys here were so kind to let them enjoy the kitchen/living room with me! Saw a couple of other comments below and just wanted to share my experience: Internet - 15gb/wk and the oven works fine :)
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Triantiwontigongolope wrote a review Mar 2019
256 contributions83 helpful votes
We stayed here for a night before embarking on the Tongariro Northern Circuit. They offer a tiny amount of free wifi so if you need to surf the net I'd probably stay somewhere else. Our room was also close to the kitchen and so there was a lot of noise coming through right up until 2 in the morning. There were also very limited female toilets which was weird. Despite this, however, the double room is really spacious and the bed was nice and comfortable. Having stayed in many backpackers, this is a big plus. For this reason I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
clare1991 wrote a review Mar 2019
Woolacombe, United Kingdom7 contributions
We tried to check in at about 3pm, as our booking confirmation indicated we could. However reception was closed with a note telling us to come back at 6pm! Very frustrating, as we’d had a long day travelling to get there. Facilities were basic, as you would expect for the price.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionNational Park Village
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manowhenua Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Manowhenua Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mt Ruapehu (0.4 km), Schnapps Mini Golf (0.7 km), and Raurimu Spiral (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manowhenua Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, shuttle bus service, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Manowhenua Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Manowhenua Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manowhenua Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Station Cafe and Restaurant, Schnapps Bar, and Macrocarpa Cafe.
Does Manowhenua Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Manowhenua Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Manowhenua Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of National Park Village.
Are there any historical sites close to Manowhenua Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Te Porere Redoubt (10.6 km).