The Tongariro Lodge team is expert at arranging a wide range of outdoor activities to cater for all tastes. Choose from active or relaxed, away from it all or part of the action. We are sure you will not be disappointed.

Jet boating

Experience the thrill of white water as you travel by jet boat on the Waikato River. An exciting way to see the scenery!

Scenic helicopter and fixed wing flights over volcanic craters and lakes

You will really appreciate all the region has to offer when you view active volcanic craters, deep lakes, snow fed rivers and bush-clad ridges from the air.

Guided walks

The lodge is ideally placed for guests to enjoy a wide range of guided walks though magnificent native forest or mountain terrain with highly qualified and knowledgeable guides.

Snow skiing

Tongariro Lodge is the perfect Turangi aprés ski lodge. The Tongariro National Park is only 45 minutes away on a fully sealed road. The Park caters for all levels of skiers and snowboarders and offers excellent car parking and a free shuttle service. There are 30 groomed trails.

A great video of the amazing skiing and boarding at Mount Ruapehu

Horse trekking through native forests

Enjoy a guided scenic horse trek through native forests in the Taupo and Wairakei Forest area. Experience the alpine wilderness of New Zealand’s Central Plateau and stunning views. 2 hour to full day treks are available, catering from beginner to expert.

Mountain biking

Minutes from the Lodge you can enjoy the thrill of high speed mountain biking through native forests. Hire bikes or take guided trips. Easy and medium guided trips are available with all equipment supplied.

Hunting and Bird Shooting

The Lodge is ideally positioned to sample the many hunting and bird shooting opportunities available in the Central North Island. Excellent bird shooting for duck, pheasant, turkey, and quail is available May to August. Experienced guides provide retriever dogs, guns, ammunition, and all equipment and transport. Highly experienced professional hunting guides specialise in free range hunting for world class Sika deer and red deer stags. Exclusive hunting is available on 100,000 acres of back country stations. Hunting is available year round, guides provide all rifles, equipment and 4WD vehicles. Helicopter options are also available.

On-site activities at Tongariro Lodge

Guests at Tongariro Lodge are able to choose from a diverse range of outdoor activities.

  • Beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Guest lounges with chess, games and library.
  • Astro turf tennis court.
  • Petanque courts.
  • Spa pool
  • Helicopter pad
  • Fly fishing only a cast away


Enjoy a massage in the privacy of your own room,with the lodges fully qualified Masseuse.The perfect end to an action packed day.


There are 5 eighteen hole first class golf courses within 5 - 45 minutes of the Lodge. Turangi’s fully landscaped 18 hole course is only 5 minutes away. Wairakei International course is rated Number 2 in New Zealand. Golf clubs and carts are available for hire. Professional instruction is available.

Scenic walks

There are numerous walks in the region to suit all tastes and levels of fitness. Bush walks through native forest or trips across varied mountain terrain are close to the Lodge

Soak in hot mineral pools

What better way to end the day?

Sight seeing

The volcanic Central Plateau is one of the country’s major year-round tourist destinations. You’ll find there’s always plenty to see and do.