The only New Zealand hotel located within a World Heritage Park, the Georgian-style Bayview Chateau Tongariro is on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu, four miles from the ski fields, and approximately 65 miles from Taupo. The flight time from Auckland or Wellington to Taupo is approximately one hour. The hotel is about 13 miles from the train station. Chateau Tongariro is in the shadow of three active volcanoes that are part of the 800-square-kilometer Tongariro National Park, which is also home to waterfalls, river pools, and several lakes where guests can boat, raft, swim, kayak, or picnic. Much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in this national park and guided tours are available (including Mount Doom). Hotel amenities include the indoor pool, boutiques, cinema, exercise room, sauna, tennis court, restaurant, three cafe-style dining options, and the highest golf course in New Zealand. Horse-trekking, quad-biking, bungy-jumping, rock-climbing, sky-diving, mountain-biking, and many other activities are available to guests. The hotel also offers laundry service, parking, and 24-hour room service. All rooms feature king or queen beds, Sky TV channels, tea and coffee facilities, minibars, international direct-dial telephones, dataports, irons and ironing boards, and full bathrooms with hairdryers.
Hotels in New Zealand