Best Places for Backpackers in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

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Top 6 hostels in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

These are the 6 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

1
Plateau Lodge

92 /100

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Plateau Lodge

BOOK with US -We operate daily Transport ALL day long to Tongariro Crossing & Northern Circuit. 6.00am, 7.00am, 8.00am, 9.00am, & 10.00am Return from Ketatahi 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 6.00pm Cost $40 per person return One way Flexi - leave your car at Ketatahi 7.00am & 8.00am depart...
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Tongariro Springs Boutique Suites

87 /100

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Tongariro Springs Boutique Suites

Ideally placed for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, the Norther Circuit and the Mount Ruapehu Ski Season. Our lovely big Hot Pool and Spa Pool are a great way to relax at the end of the day and enjoy the scenery. This is a host-less property, there is no reception to check into, you should receive...
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3
Howards Mountain Lodge

84 /100

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Howards Mountain Lodge

Howard’s Lodge is the ultimate start for all outdoor adventure in Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu Skifields and Whanganui National Park. The lodge offers a broad variety of accommodation ranging from budget rooms to ensuite rooms. Daily transport to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the 42 Trave...
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4
The Crossing Backpackers

82 /100

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The Crossing Backpackers

We have quality budget accommodation with a variety of room types to suit family, friends and individuals alike. We offer free bus or train pick up from National park village. We also have a spacious TV lounge, pool table, a DVD room, dining & outdoors areas, fully equipped kitchen facilities with...
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5
YHA National Park Backpackers & Climbing Wall

81 /100

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YHA National Park Backpackers & Climbing Wall

IMPORTANT: Our bus to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing costs $40 return (per person), book on arrival! National Park Backpackers, YHA and Climbing Hall is a popular budget lovers backpackers located right on the doorstep of Tongariro National Park. With magnificent views of Ruapehu, Tongariro a...
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Ski Haus

77 /100

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Ski Haus

Ski Haus is quaint alpine backpacker accommodation based in the heart of National Park Village at the foot of the mountains in the Tongariro National Park; Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe. Ski Haus features 18 alpine themed rooms ranging from 8 bed dorm style rooms to double and family...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.

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How does it work?

Option C: If you have time, you can take a tent and actually sleep in the mountains. However, I was not planning on doing it, therefore, I do not have any information about the restrictions regarding it. The best would be to contact Tongariro National Park and enquire specifically. I assume that the might be limits, depending on the weather forecasts and seasons, however, if all seems to be good weather-wise, it is definitely a thing to do!

Edgaras Katinas

1. Tongariro Alpine Crossing (Mordor)

The 19.4 kilometre-long hike within the Tongariro National Park was voted one of the best day hikes in the world. For a reason. Or actually, for a couple reasons.

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