Tararua Tramping Club

Celebrating 100 years of tramping

Tararua Lodge Home Page

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Lodge visitors

Trip leaders

Snow and lodge

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 Whakapapa ski area, in Tongariro National Park and World Heritage area.

Tararua Lodge is the base for many of our winter activities, and also is available for use by members and non-members all year, although 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 ski trip or lodge trip during winter (July to October) please visit our snow trips list.

To book the lodge outside the winter season please 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 to confirm availability and charges.

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

If you are going to visit the lodge, please see our visiting the lodge page.
If you are leading a trip to the lodge, please see our trip leader's page.

Lodge charges

Tararua Lodge has summer and winter rates. Membership of the club entitles you to lower rates.

Visit a volcano: hire TTC's Mt Ruapehu Lodge

Yes, you can hire the lodge for your school or group. See here for details.

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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.

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