LKNZ Lodge is situated in the heart of Ohakune, with magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu and restaurants and bars, supermarket, rentals and shops all within a 2 minute walk.
Just a 20 minute drive up the mountain to Turoa ski field and only a further 20 minutes to Whakapapa on the other side of the mountain.
Situated right on the doorstep of the Tongariro National Park LKNZ provides quality accommodation to suit all budgets, from kitchenette en-suite rooms, flash packer rooms to budget dorm beds spread over three lodges.
We also have a licensed cafe onsite.
In winter, Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields are the largest in New Zealand and receive the most annual snowfall on average. In the summer you can Canoe, River Raft, do the Tongariro Crossing, or even climb Mt Ruapehu or Mt Ngauruhoe (better known as Mt Doom these days from the Lord of the Rings). With action packed activities in the area all year round LKNZ have loads of local knowledge to share with all of our guest. As far as affordable Mt Ruapehu and Tongariro accommodation goes, look no further than LKNZ Lodge.
Our Mountain View Lodge. It is modern and has all its facilities under one roof. The front lodge contains Doubles, 4 beds dorms and Sleeps 4 and 5 private rooms.
The front lodge is very popular in the winter and fills up fast.
Our Back Lodge is older and has a slightly rustic feel to it. The back lodge has the same facilities as the front lodge, with the exception that the majority of rooms are cabin style, and the WC's require a short walk outside to get to them. Our back lodge contains twins, doubles, 4,6 & 8 bed dorms and Sleeps 3 private rooms.
Take advantage of our shuttle service which provides daily transport to the World famous Tongariro Crossing as well as all other walks in Tongariro and Whanganui national park. In winter transport is also provided to Turoa ski field.
LKNZ Backpackers is also the point of contact for all Yeti Tour bookings, providing guided and freedom hire canoe adventures along the idyllic Whanganui River as well as the Bridge to nowhere. 2-6 Day Trips available.
Dine at some of Ohakunes finest restaurants, bars and cafs by night and shop by day, all only 2 minutes walk from the lodge.
Accommodation includes: Doubles, Twins, Family Rooms, 4 bed dorms, one 6-bed dorm and one 8-bed dorm. Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, all bedding provided and towel hire available.
Facilities include: Two fully equipped kitchens, laundry and drying room, central heating, dining and lounge areas with pool table, X-Box, high-speed internet, two TV rooms with multi-language satellite TV, home theatre system with free DVDs and videos.
Discount available for YHA and BBH members.
Our friendly crew are happy to assist you in any way to ensure your stay with us is a pleasurable and memorable one.
Please note that our office hours are from 7:30am til 10:30am, and then again from 3pm til 8pm. We are always reachable by phone all other times. Please let us know if you plan to arrive outside office hours. Times may very when we are really busy or when the mountain is closed
The Storm Shelter is our licensed cafe and therefore children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult there at all times.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle hire
- Board Games
- Cable TV
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Hot Tub
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Reception (limited hours)
- Shuttle Bus
- Steam Room
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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We are located along State Highway 49 on the corner of Clyde & Rata Streets, Ohakune.
You can get to us by traveling on State Highway 1 and taking the Ohakune turn off on to state highway 49 at Waiouru, alternatively if you are traveling along State highway 4, you also need to take state highway 49 which will bring you here.
The Bus Stop is 40m from LKNZ
Nakedbus operates a service between Auckland and Wellington that stops in Ohakune. See www.nakedbus.com.
Intercity runs regular services from Taupo to Ohakune. There are also services from Auckland and Wellington that stop in Ohakune. See www.intercity.co.nz.
We are located on the main street of Ohakune. If you are coming in from National Park we are the first place on the left. If you come in from Waiouru go through the township and we are the last place on the right. Look out for the LKNZ sign.