Ruapehu Lodge: Accommodation Details

Forest and Bird's Ruapehu Lodge is ideally situated only 600m above the Whakapapa Village. It overlooks the Whakapapanui River and is surrounded by native beech forest with a wonderful view of Mt Ruapehu.

The 32 bed lodge contains three types of bunkrooms - 

- Three 4 person bunk rooms
- One 6 person bunkroom
- Two sleeping areas upstairs that sleep 14 people. 

Visitors need to supply their own bedding and food. 

The lodge is wheelchair-friendly, with a ramp to the entrance and a disabled bathroom.

Click here for a booking form. Once you've completed this form send it through to office@forestandbird.org.nz, or post it to Freepost 669, Wellington, 6140 

This form MUST be completed to request your booking.

Prices per night
  Members                     Friends of Members School Groups
LOW SEASON
November - June

Adults (over 17 years) 

  • Whole Bunk Room
    (4 bunks) $120 
  • Whole Bunk Room
    (6 bunks) $180
  • Whole lodge $600 
  • Individual bunk $30
     

Children (17 years and younger)

  • Individual bunk $20 

 

 

Adults (over 17 years) 

  • Whole Bunk Room (4 bunks) $180
  • Whole Bunk Room (6 bunks) $270
  • Whole lodge $800
  • Individual bunk $45

Children (17 years and younger)

  • Individual bunk $25

Adults per bunk $20, students $15 

Whole lodge $350 

 

HIGH SEASON
July - October
 

Adults (over 17 years)

  • Whole Bunk Room
    (4 bunks) $150
  • Whole Bunk Room
    (6 bunks) $230
  • Individual bunk $35

Children (17 years and younger)

Individual bunk $25 
 

Adults (over 17 years)

  • Whole Bunk Room
    (4 bunks) $230
  • Whole Bunk Room
    (6 bunks) $350
  • Individual bunk $55

Children (17 years and younger)

Individual bunk $35

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Terms and Conditions 

***Please note: the terms and conditions of occupancy must be agreed upon or the booking request will not be accepted or processed

  1. Member rates apply to paid up Forest & Bird Members only.
  2. A minimum non-refundable charge MUST be paid within seven days once your booking is confirmed or your booking will not be processed (this non-refundable charge will be put towards the total cost of your booking) - Per general booking: $100  - Per School/ Youth Group or whole of lodge booking: $250
  3. The full amount of the booking must be paid two weeks before stay or the booking will be cancelled with no refund of booking charge.
  4. There is no key for the lodge - there is a pin code lock. The entry code will not be given until full payment is made.  Please note: the entry code will be changed on a regular basis.
  5. Amendments to length of stay and number of people may be made up to 2 weeks before occupation subject to availability. No changes will be accepted in the 2 weeks before occupation.
  6. Cancellations made over a month before the first day of the booking will be eligible for a full refund of the total cost less the booking charge.
  7. Cancellations made between one month and two weeks before the first day of the booking will be eligible for a 50% refund of the total cost less the booking charge.
  8. Cancellations made less than two weeks before the first day of the booking do not qualify for a refund and will be charged the full amount of the booking.
  9. Bookings may not be transferred to other dates - the booking must be cancelled and rebooked in accordance with the cancellation terms and conditions (numbers 6-8 above).
  10. In the event of a cancellation a refund will only be given in accordance with the cancellation terms and conditions (numbers 6-8 above). Money will NOT be held in credit.
  11. No school/youth group or whole of lodge bookings during the high season.
  12. No minors are allowed to stay in the lodge unless they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Notes

  • Infants who do not require a bed can stay free-of-charge 
  • The lodge has no full-time custodian but is looked after by Society members acting as wardens. If no warden is present, please report any urgent repairs or cleaning materials that may be required to the Central Office.
  • Guests are requested to ensure that the lodge is locked at all times when not occupied.
  • So the lodge remains spick and span, you are required to leave the lodge in a clean and tidy condition at all times.
  • On departure you are required to clean the bunkroom you have used and contribute to cleaning of the communal living, cooking and bathroom areas. If you are the last one out then you must ensure that all fridges and freezers are emptied and cleaned, bathrooms and bedrooms are left clean.

What you need to take

Suitable equipment and clothing for mountain and snow conditions, tea towels, blankets/sleeping bags, pillow cases, light shoes for inside the lodge and adequate food. A limited range of food supplies can be purchased at the Whakapapa Motor Camp Store but they are generally expensive. The nearest supermarkets are at Ohakune and Turangi.

Location

Ruapehu Lodge is situated at 1260m above sea level at Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park. It is 0.8km above the Chateau in Rehua Place. A road closure barrier and guard house are situated on the Bruce Road immediately before the road turns sharply right and up the hill. Rehua Place is immediately before the closure barrier, on the left-hand side. Two groups of lodges are situated on Rehua Place about 500m past the turnoff. Ignore the first set of lodges and continue on to the last lodge on the left, standing slightly back from the road. A Forest and Bird sign is outside.

For your own safety: Please check out all walks and weather conditions with the Department of Conservation Whakapapa Visitor Centre located just above the Grand Chateau.
 

Make a booking

Click here for the booking form.

It must be completed and emailed to office@forestandbird.org.nz or post it to Freepost 669, Wellington, 6140. This for MUST be completed to request your booking