Hukapapa Lodge Tuakana

Bach or holiday home | National Park | #10752

9.3/10 (53 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 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


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

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (83)

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  • Great property that easily fitted 10 people and good location to the...

    Great property that easily fitted 10 people and good location to the national park for walks etc. The kitchen was great to use and well stocked with equipment. However the curtains in the bedrooms let in a lot of light very early in the morning (We stayed during summer, during winter I imagine this would not be an issue)

    JoannaSt7 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Lovely property for a winter stay with friends

    Lovely property for a winter stay with friends. Log fire and spacious kitchen and easy access to ski fields. Will stay again

    littlebush 100%|7x Aug 2017

  • Very nice place to stay, am pleased with the amount of space...

    Very nice place to stay, am pleased with the amount of space even with 10 people in the house. Perfect location, not far from the mountain. Would happily stay again.

    Robbie 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • Close to national park amenities

    Close to national park amenities. Great property with enough room for our 3 families. Warm and comfortable; awesome fireplace! Clean and tidy. Will definitely stay again. Thank you Kawhena.

    MelodyBi2 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • So comfortable and the most accommodation owner ever!! Really enjoyed our stay

    So comfortable and the most accommodation owner ever!! Really enjoyed our stay.

    EugeneMc1 100%|1x Aug 2017

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