Whakapapa Holiday Park

Whakapapa Holiday Park

Tongariro National Park

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149 Rankers Reviews

72 Face-to-Face

140 Camping Grounds

74 Dump Station

8 Tongariro / National Park Village

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Whakapapa Holiday Park in the winter - primo!

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Set among native beech trees at the foot of Mount Ruapehu. Nearby activities are the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (Summer) and Whakapapa Ski Field (Winter). Several lovely day and multi-walks in close proximity.

A high facility DOC camp located at Whakapapa Village in the heart of Tongariro National Park.

Set in alpine beech trees alongside a mountain river, this is a convenient base to explore the surrounding area.

A small shop with basic necessities and shuttles are on site. The Whakapapa Visitor Centre is located across the road. The Whakapapa Ski Field is just 6km further up the road and the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is just a short shuttle ride away.

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Location

North IslandRuapehuTongariro / National Park Village

Categories

  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

Office and shop are open 365 days a year, 8am to 6pm, except Christmas day (open for half a day).

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Accommodations

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    Tent Site

    Tent sites are shared and set among native alpine beech trees: Get back to nature AND have the luxury of hot showers, free wifi and the use of a spacious kitchen, laundry drying room.

    Adult $23/day
    Child $12/day
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    Cabin

    Standard cabin with shared amenities and heating.

    Weekend Base Rate (2 persons) $90/day
    Weekday Base Rate (2 persons) $80/day
    Extra Adult $22/day
    Extra Child $17/day
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    Lodge

    The Lodge at Whakapapa is a great type of accommodation for backpackers or people who require little more than a comfortable bed to sleep in at night while exploring the Tongariro National Park.

    Adult $28/day
    Child $17/day
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    Self Contained Cabin, sleeps up to 4 people.

    Self Contained Cabin has a small double bedroom with ensuite and separate room with bunk bed, small kitchen, couch and table.

    Weekend Base Rate (2 persons) $140/day
    Weekday Base Rate (2 persons) $130/day
    Extra Adult $22/day
    Extra Child $17/day
  • Lodge - Group Bookings

    Our 32 bed, fully self contained lodge is the ideal type of accommodation for larger groups such as schools, sport teams, clubs or community organizations.

    Adult $25/day
    Student $16/day
    Child $16/day
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    Powered Campervan Site

    Each site is set among native alpine beech trees. All have power and a water tap. Some are above the alpine river.

    Adult $23/day
    Child $12/day
  • Backpacker Private Room

    Base Rate (2 persons) $76/day
    Extra Adult $22/day
    Extra Child $17/day

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Whakapapa Holiday Park - Tongariro National Park has selected this customer review to be pinned to the top of this page.

This review was selected by Jenny and Terry Steven of Whakapapa Holiday Park - Tongariro National Park on Sat 15 Apr, 2017.

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Mark Haydon

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very welcoming site, with helpful, friendly management. Great location among the trees, and a good shuttle for the Alpine Crossing. Free wifi, showers, hair dryers. Large kitchen and good laundry facilities. Several walks directly from site.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Michael

Ranking: 10/10

Best campground we had on our journey. Nice spots in the woods with good walks nearby. Lots of clean facilities (big kitchen and hot showers). Drive to the city where our Crossing Shuttle took off was about 15 minutes. There is also a shuttle that picks you up at the campground. Amazing view of the stars at night. Fully recommended!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Paige

Ranking: 9/10

A lovely peaceful campsite. Everyone gets there own little bay which gives you a bit of privacy. Good toilet and shower facilities, and kitchen with some pots and pans you can use. Great location being close to the information centre and close to many of start of the walking tracks. Stunning views looking up at the mountain above. Dump station for carvans on site.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Beth

Ranking: 9/10

Very good place to stay if you want to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing - 23 $ pp for a powered site in this place absolutely okay. Clean facilities, very hot showers (so good after the walk!), laundry 4$, dryer just 1$ (and the laundry was dry!). Shuttle to the Crossing just outside the reception.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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David Hart

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Stayed here the night before and after crossing. Facilities exactly as needed - kitchens, washrooms, laundry - and super easy and safe to get onto the crossing (and cheap, only NZD 40 per person for the hike). Definitely stay here the night after doing the Tongariro Crossing as you’ll be too tired to drive on and can have a hot shower and put your feet up!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Tash & Laura

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot with a stream and mountain views. Big well stocked kitchen with room for lots of people. Good big bathroom (with hairdryer!) , some variability in shower temperature but generally good (there was also a bath!!)
46$ for two people powered van per night
Near the tongarario visitor centre which was interesting. Shuttle to the crossing was at 7/8/9am from the campsite and cost 40dollars per person return
Great campsite with good facilities, a little on the expensive side but great for before and after the crossing plus other little walks to do from the site.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Francois & Caroline

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very good DOC Campsite to stay after having done the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Facilities are very good and kitchen is amazing, lot of space and equipments.
Would recommend to book in advance during peak season.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Elke fuenfstueck

Ranking: 6/10

Great place to start trecking tours, not very tidy facilities, narrow for navigation with mobilhomes

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Rachael Dyson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great place to spend a couple of nights if you want to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, just wish we'd had a bit longer to do a bit more exploring of the area and other walks available. Good facilities. Recommend.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Kenza

Ranking: 8/10

The booking went smoothly, there was no issues at all and we appreciated all the informations that were given to us regarding the hikings in the area on our arrival.
The camping site is quite big, so are the facilities.
There are plenty of hot showers, WC, washing machines, kitchen amenities.
There is even a small shop at the entrance.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Ingrid Peters

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Ideal location if you are doing the crossing. Unfortunately we had bad weather so ended up doing some alternative walks, the silica rapids and the taranaki falls. Camping sites are set up nice, spots are large enough. Kitchen, showers and toilets were clean and showers were free. Great place for a couple of nights!

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Grizzly Girl

Ranking: 9/10

Good kitchen facilities, adequate shower facilities with unlimited hot water. The spaces for campervans are small but have a vegetation barriers between them. Wifi is included in the fee. The only food options after Labor Day seem to be the two hotels as the tavern and cafe were both closed on the day I left for my hike and returned from my hike. Overall good facilities even if the price is a bit steep for a DOC with tiny campervan spaces.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Martha Godon

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A great place to stay if you are doing the Alpine Crossing - there is a shuttle directly from the campsite entrance. Big kitchen, spacious bathroom includes a tub! The chateau across the street has good food of you don't like to cook. Very quiet, crisp mountain air.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Jennie and kids

Ranking: 9/10

Great site, friendly and helpful staff. Two day stay, two days of rain but felt comfortable as the facilities were so close to our camper van and very clean and well equipped

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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