The charismatic Mt Ruapehu, which features as Mt Doom, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding travel destinations in New Zealand.
The Whakapapa Village located on the slopes of the active volcano, is bubbling with holiday action all year round. The World Heritage Tongariro National Park, situated in the heart of the district, is home to 2 of the country’s largest ski fields- Whakapapa and Turoa. Also, a popular summer holiday getaway, the region offers tourists a wide array of outdoor sports & adventure activities including, trekking, fishing, jet boating, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Mainstay Hotels in Ruapehu, Central Plateau
The Skotel Alpine Resort is the highest hotel in New Zealand, on magnificent Mt Ruapehu; the Skotel combines a superb location with excellent value.
With rooms to suit every budget youll find something for everyone from bunks and cabins for backpackers to superior rooms for those looking for more luxurious accommodation.
In winter youll be delighted by the comfort and ease of reaching the ski slopes, with a ski lift bus service operating from our front door and leaving on a regular basis. In summer youll be amazed by the beauty and accessibility of some of the most impressive walks in New Zealand including the world famous Tongariro Crossing.
After all that adventure youll find our fully licensed restaurant and bar, the perfect venue to unwind with some excellent food and New Zealand Beer and Wine.
If your body needs some help to unwind, come and enjoy our Spa pool and Sauna for that final touch.