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Adventure Lodge & Motel is not just a place to stay. Its the place where your adventure in the mountains begins.


"Every Mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing."

We are John (Dutchy) and Gillian Visser, and our goal is to provide visitors to National Park with everything they need under one roof.
Gillian manages the Adventure Lodge and Motel and office, while Dutchy runs the Tongariro Track and Transport, providing shuttles to not only the crossing, but around the greater Ruapehu region as well.  Anything is possible on arrangement!

Dutchy and Gillian welcome you to Adventure Lodge and Motel nestled in the heart of Tongariro, in a quiet location off the main highway in National Park Village, Tongariro National Park. Adventure Lodge & Motel is a small, family-run business that strives to achieve the perfect balance between quality and affordability, while providing a high level of customer service at the same time.

Located 20-25 minutes away is the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, notably famous for being used in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy as the slopes of Mordor and Mount Doom! Between the lodge and the crossing is Whakapapa village and Mount Ruapehu which during the winter season is skier's and snowboarder’s paradise! Please check out our freedom packages and our transport company to get you to the Crossing and back safely and securely!
Please check out our excellent reviews on tripadvisor!



21 Carroll St. National Park Village, New Zealand
07 892 2991

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