Hukapapa Lodge Tuakana

Bach or holiday home | National Park | #10752

9.2/10 (48 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

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
25-Jul-17 to 31-Oct-17
$270/night $280/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Nov-17 to 23-Jun-18
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
24-Jun-18 to 25-Oct-18
$270/night $280/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (78)

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  • Would probably be a 3 and 1/2 stars :) Great basic place...

    Would probably be a 3 and 1/2 stars :) Great basic place for the price with plenty of beds for everyone that stayed. Main concerns was the lack of water pressure in shower (is just a big hate for me!!) and some of the outside wooden stairs need some anti slip strips on them, had some kids and adults have a couple of falls due to ice after snow started melting. Overall were very happy :)

    katedaniel 100%|5x Jul 2017

  • This is an amazing house and we had a wondeful time there

    This is an amazing house and we had a wondeful time there. Everything is fixed and perfect.

    LuciaL18 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Very well appointed batch, old but very functional

    Very well appointed batch, old but very functional. Only negative was bathroom is a bit tried and traffic noise. Otherwise we loved it. Thanks

    JohnF274 new member Feb 2017

  • I have waited a week to comment hoping to get a reply...

    I have waited a week to comment hoping to get a reply to my email but nothing has happened. The house has a major electrical issue downstairs with power tripping out several times while we were there. We had no lighting or hot water which was pretty terrible. The only toilet in the house has a problem refilling with water we had to use a bucket to help it along. No tv as aerial was apparently broken. The house needs some repair work also & prevous people left it a mess for us.

    RebekahKe1 100%|2x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for the feedback and we do apologise for the issues you faced. We tried to communicate with you without success. Our manager met with you on Saturday morning where the problems seemed to have resolved. The electrical and plumbing problems have been checked and repairs made. We informed you that the TV was out of order for your stay. Our manager informed us the unit was tidy before your stay. Please note your response is the 1st negative response in 7 yrs.

    kawhan435 100%|146x

  • The property is on a main state highway and tended to get...

    The property is on a main state highway and tended to get a bit noise early morning. We were a party of nine adults all wanting to leave at the same time, the house could benefit from an xtra toilet. The toilet is separate from the bathroom which helped. All the same we had a great time and the house was certainly big enough for us all. Thank you Kawhena.

    AlisonMi10 100%|1x Jan 2017

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