For further information contact the Tararua Lodge Committee -> mailto:ttc [period] tararua [period] lodge [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query from TTC website or Vince Jennings on 027 437 8958 or Vivienne Radcliffe on (04) 233 1398 .
Tararua Tramping Club Lodge is our unique alpine lodge situated on the northern slopes of Mt. Ruapehu within the Tongariro National Park and World Heritage area and, in particualr, the Whakapapa Alpine Area providing both summer and winter facilities.
Tararua Lodge is available year round for members and their guests. At least one of the party must be a TTC member
It is essential you make a booking before visiting the lodge.
To book a lodge stay during the summer of 2022 please use the new booking system being trialled
For booking during the winter please visit our Lodge trip page.
Tararua Lodge is the base for many of our winter activities.
At the lodge
Tararua Lodge is is a comfortable self-catering lodge designed for group usage. It has 31 bunks in four rooms, new bathrooms with hot showers, a drying room, a new kitchen, dining room and a lounge with stunning views over the surrounding mountainside and countryside beyond.
The Lodge is at the same altitude as, and a 15 to 20 minute walk from, the top of the Rangitira Express chairlift, or a 45 minute or so walk, depending on conditions, from the the Top Of The Bruce road end. These times vary in winter due to snow conditions. This remoteness adds to the wilderness experience and in winter means you can ski to and from the Lodge.
Tararua Lodge is supplied with reticulated electricity, has a telephone, mobile phone coverage, and has tank water.
In winter it provides excellent access to skiing, boarding, ski-touring, climbing and mountaineering activities, and in summer is ideally placed for walks, climbs and many other outdoor activities in and around Tongaririo National Park.
Trips to the lodge
Visit a volcano: hire TTC's Mt Ruapehu Lodge
Yes, you can hire the lodge for your school or group. See here for details.
What is Provided at Tararua Lodge
Mattresses and pillows are provided in bunkroom accommodation. Groups hiring the lodge need to bring their own sleeping bags, pillowslips, tea towels, and towels.
A range of bulk provisions are supplied, such as milk powder, rolled oats, sugar, flour, herbs and spices, spreads, etc (full details are provided). Groups need to bring all fresh foods such as bread, meat, vegetables, fruit, butter, cheese etc.
The phone is available for local, calling card, and 111 calls only. The Lodge is within mobile phone service areas.
Rubbish and Recycling
DoC's Iwikau Refuse and Recycling Centre is used for the disposal of lodge rubbish and recyclable materials. The new, purpose built structure is just downhill of the Iwikau day shelter. Please note that recyclables must be properly separated. DoCís ability to dispose of recyclable material depends on there being no contamination of those recyclable materials. Detailed information will be provided shortly by DOC on items that cannot be recycled.