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Iwikau Village

Stay in a cozy cabin on the slopes of an active volcano and enjoy year-round outdoor pursuits on the mountainous terrain.

Situated on the northern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, one of New Zealand’s most active volcanos is the resort of Iwikau Village. After a day of hiking, skiing or snowboarding the famed volcanic landscape, retreat to a warm lodge and soak in a bath.

Set out from your base in the village to explore Tongariro National Park. Hike through the geothermal wilderness by taking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. It passes through a volcanic terrain of old lava flows and craters. Walk through Mangatepopo Valley to the active Red Crater to see the steaming vents. Trek over craggy mountainous fields to the stunning Emerald Lakes and Blue Lake. There are also numerous short walks through the area as well as mountain bike tracks.

Take part in other outdoor adventures at the park, including kayaking, whitewater rafting and fishing.

Tongariro National Park is of great cultural significance to Maori people. When you get back to your cabin in Iwikau Village look at its name. Each accommodation is named after a Maori Tuwharetoa chief.

During the winter, race down the ski slopes of Mount Ruapehu. The two largest ski fields here are Whakapapa on the north-western slopes and Turoa, on the south-western side. Beginners can start on the gentle slopes at Happy Valley before graduating to the intermediate slopes. Expert skiers can get the heart pumping at one of the thrilling black and black diamond runs.

Iwikau Village is situated on Mount Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park, in the central part of New Zealand’s North Island. Arrive by bus or car from either Auckland or Wellington, both are approximately a 4-hour drive away. Alternatively, you can come by train which stops at the National Park Village, which borders the protected landscape. No matter what time of year you visit here, you are guaranteed spectacular sights and thrilling outdoor pursuits.


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Lodging Near Iwikau Village

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$118
Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

State Highway 48, Tongariro National Park
4.0
of 5, from 196 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Whakapapa, this golf hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Taranaki Falls. Whakapapa Ski Area and Iwikau Village are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$89
Skotel Alpine Resort

Skotel Alpine Resort

Whakapapa Village, SH 48, Tongariro National Park
3.3
of 5, from 30 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Whakapapa hotel is in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre and Taranaki Falls, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Whakapapa Ski Area and Iwikau Village are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$74
The Park Hotel Ruapehu

The Park Hotel Ruapehu

6 Millar Street, National Park Village
3.6
of 5, from 66 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this National Park Village hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre, Taranaki Falls, and Mangatepopo Trail Head. Whakapapa Ski Area and Iwikau Village are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$38
The Crossing Backpackers

The Crossing Backpackers

9 Erua Road East, Tongariro National Park
3.8
of 5, from 4 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Tongariro National Park, this hostel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre, Taranaki Falls, and Mangatepopo Trail Head. Whakapapa Ski Area and Iwikau Village are also within 20 mi (32 km).

$47
Plateau Lodge

Plateau Lodge

17 Carroll Street, National Park Village
4.0
of 5, from 27 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this National Park Village motel is in the mountains, within 25 mi (40 km) of Whakapapa Ski Area and Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons.

Adventure Lodge & Motel

Adventure Lodge & Motel

21 Carroll Street, National Park Village
4.4
of 5, from 46 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this National Park Village bed & breakfast is in the mountains and within 12 mi (20 km) of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre, Taranaki Falls, and Mangatepopo Trail Head. Mount Tongariro is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

$118
Tongariro Crossing Lodge

Tongariro Crossing Lodge

27 Carroll Street, National Park Village
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in National Park Village, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre, Taranaki Falls, and Mangatepopo Trail Head. Mount Tongariro is 12.3 mi (19.9 km) away.

$50
Howard's Lodge - Hostel

Howard's Lodge - Hostel

43 Carroll St, National Park Village
3.0
of 5, from 10 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in National Park Village, this hostel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre, Taranaki Falls, and Mangatepopo Trail Head. Mount Tongariro and Ohinetonga Scenic Reserve are also within 16 mi (25 km).