Tongariro Suites

Stay An Extra Day- there is so much to explore....

There are so many activities in the Ruapehu Region, allow yourself at least three days to explore Tongariro National Park at your leisure. A hot tub is waiting for you at Tongariro Suites to relax in after your adventures. Check out our three night package.


Tongariro Crossing      Tongariro Crossing Winter

Tongariro  Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek in New Zealand and is regarded as among the top ten single-day treks in the world.
Many who complete the 19.4-kilometer journey will tell you the climbs can be steep and the weather unpredictable, though worth it in every aspect. 

If you are walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing independently please note that this is a point to point hike, so a shuttle needs to be organised to get you to the start of the Crossing. The summer season runs from the end of October to the end of April. 

Alternatively you can consider the fully guided option as the guides will provide you with commentary and ensure you are properly fitted out for this hike. Most of our guests take between the 6 and 8 hours to complete the Crossing. During the winter months, May and October it is essential to book a guided tour.

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Tongariro Crossing Shuttle information  

Tongariro National Park 

Tongariro National Park Walking Options

There are so many more other amazing walks to be experienced for all fitness levels. The Old Coach Road, The Taranaki Falls Walk and the Waitonga Falls walks are only just 3 of the most popular walks in the park. As we have walked just about all the trails in the park, we can give you first hand advise on each of the walks. Apart from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, none of the short walks require any special hiking gear. Just ensure you have good walking shoes and dress for the weather conditions.

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Short Walks in Tongariro National Park brochure

Mountain Biking 

Mountain Biking

There are many mountain biking tracks in the Ruapehu Region. Take a look at the grade 2 cycle trails like Old Coach Road Trail, Fishers Track, Marton Sash and Door track. Bike hire available from: National Park and Ohakune. The Old Coach Road Cycle Trail starts just a few hunderd meters from Tongariro Suites. So bring your own bikes and start cycling straight from your accommodation. Arrangements can be made to meet you in Ohakune or the end of the trail to bring you back to Horopito. 

The Timber Trail multi day cycle trail is also a great option to consider and stay with us before and after your trail.

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Popular Mountain Bike Tracks in the Ruapehu Region



Mountains to the Sea Cycle Trail 

Working closely with Wanganui Tours and Mail Run who will organise the shuttles between Ohakune and Wanganui and any accommodation in between. Start in Ohakune with  the Mountain Road descent  from the top of Turoa down to Ohakune. Have a coffee or lunch before continuing your journey on the Old Coach Road Section of the trail.  Tongariro Suites is located just another 800 metrers from the Horopito end of the track. Just keep following the cycle track signs and you will come across our property in Hutiwai Road. Now just relax, enjoy the mountain views and relax those muscles in the hot tub. For dinner we can offer you all the provisions for a delicious BBQ. You cook the meat to your own liking on the BBQ, bread and salads are provided.

 Timber Trail

Tongariro Suites is an ideal location for either pre or post accommodation of the TimberTrail. We are approx a 45 min drive to Ongarue for your shuttle to either the Timbertrail Lodge or the start of the track. So come and explore the Ruapehu region as part of your Timber Trail adventure.



Paddle Boarding

Try New Zealand's highest guided alpine stand up paddle board adventure at 616 metres above sea level.This is a summer activity only but well worth experiencing even if you have never paddle boarded before. The lake is flat and after a little bit of tuition you will be fully guided around the lake. Enjoy the amazing views of the three volcanoes that Tongariro National Park is famous for when you paddle back across the lake. Combine this early morning trip with the Fishers Track cycle trail for a soft adventure day out.

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Paddle boarding with Mykiwiadventure

Quad Biking 

Quad Biking

Experience the thrill of Quad biking on wide open spaces as you venture through some of New Zealand's most stunning scenery. Over looking the world famous Tongariro National Park . You will experience the freedom of fresh air with guided Quad bike tours over hills, through water andforest on top quality, well-maintained Quad bikes.We provide all the riding safety gear you need to have a truly exhilarating off-road experience. Just a short 10 minutes drive from Tongariro Suites.

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Bridge to Nowhere 

Whanganui River Adventures to the Bridge of Nowhere

Take a 45 minute drive to Pipiriki to enjoy a jet boat ride to the famous Bridge to Nowhere. From the Whanganui River jetty, enjoy a 40 minute walk to the historic bridge. Return to Pipiriki by jet boat or paddle back down stream in a canoe.

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Whanganui River Adventures

Forgotten world Adventures 2020 

Ride the rails- Forgotten World Adventures

Guided rail journeys across the Forgotten Highway Railway. Travel through remote farmland and various tunnels in a rail cart or provide the power yourself using a rail bike. Choose from half day or full day tours.

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Whakapapa and Turoa Ski fields

Tongariro Suites  is located just a short 30minutes drive to both ski fields car parks. Decide in the morning if you turn left or right for a days skiing or snowboarding. Not a skier, catch the SkyWaka to New Zealand's highest cafe Knoll Ridge.
Ski hire available from Ohakune, National Park Village and on the mountains.

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