Hukapapa Lodge Tuakana

Bach or holiday home | National Park | #10752

9.4/10 (43 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 20 minutes to Whakapapa Ski field and 5 minutes to National Park.
  • Four huge rooms, electric blankets on all beds, and a drying rack will dry all ski gear overnight.
  • Blazing hot woodfire warms the whole house and supplies unlimited hot water.

Planning on a holiday in the snow or just wanting to experience the excitement of the Central Plateau. Then you can't go past Hukapapa Lodge. From the huge deck you can enjoy a hot coffee in the morning sun, view the mist rising over tranquil Raurimu, and watch the train going over the world renowned Raurimu Spiral. Walk across the road and get up close and personal with the famous T Rex Dinosaur. Cleverly sculptured out of driftwood, so popular with the kids. Get your ski gear on and hit the slopes. Only 20 mins to Whakapapa ski field. Then after a hard day of fun and adventure, kick back and relax in front of a blazing hot fire or head off to the hot pools in Tokaanu. A five min drive to National Park and you’ll find a service station which supplies all the essentials. If you want to get out and socialise, National Park has several bars and restaurants to choose from.

This comfortable family home is fully equipped to give you the R and R you deserve. Easy to find on SH4, Raurimu. The handy location allows you to enjoy all the activities in Tongariro’s National Park – skiing, snowboarding, cycling, golfing, walking the Tongariro crossing or tramping the various walks in National Park. The Tokaanu hot pools, which are only 40 mins away, are just what you need after a hard day on the slopes.

Hukapapa Tuakana is one of two homes on the same property. Hukapapa Teina is a 2 bdrm unit (See listing for Hukapapa Teina). If you wish to book both properties for a large group or whanau, discounts may apply, POA.

Refurbished kitchen, with full sized amenities to cater for big groups. Very spacious open plan with high ceilings in lounge, large bedrooms and deck.

This fantastic home and our Teina unit are coming up for sale. If you are interested drop us a line. Guarantee the price will be less than half what you would pay in Auckland for one house let alone two homes (incls: 6 bdrms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, huge section etc etc.)

Special conditions: Linen can be supplied for $10 per person per stay, otherwise please bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels. Blankets, duvets, pillows and tea towels will be supplied. Cleaning service is available for a fee of $50. If you want this service please advise us before your stay. For Extra adults or children, please email any enquiries. Smoking allowed outside only. Max. 6 people only on top deck at one time.


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Bunk bed
    2 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Here's a great deal - arrive Sunday, depart Friday - stay 5 nights only pay for 4.

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season
23-Oct-16 to 31-Oct-16
$270/night $280/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Nov-16 to 17-Jun-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
18-Jun-17 to 31-Oct-17
$270/night $280/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Nov-17 to 23-Jan-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (73)

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  • The bach is fantastic! Clean, spacious, and had everything we needed

    The bach is fantastic! Clean, spacious, and had everything we needed. Love the fireplace too especially on winter. This place is A+ and would recommend to others.

    phoenix1312 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Great to have this spacious Bach when the weather wasn't great

    Great to have this spacious Bach when the weather wasn't great. Lots of space for the kids to run around. Plenty to do close by when the mountain is closed.

    tonyle945 100%|10x Oct 2016

  • Great for a large party

    Great for a large party. Has a well lived in feeling and is a good location to explore Ruapehu.

    Stephen1962 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Very well located, short drive to the ski fields and a wonderful...

    Very well located, short drive to the ski fields and a wonderful peoperty

    hozela727 100%|4x Sep 2016

  • Great location, easy to find and so close to restaurants and manga...

    Great location, easy to find and so close to restaurants and manga without being near too many others.

    melr14 100%|6x Aug 2016

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