The Park Home Base, National Park

Bach or holiday home | National Park | #18719

6.2/10 (6 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 12 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


A perfect base for friends and family to explore the exciting adventure playground of the Tongariro National Park and the Central Plateau. During the winter all mountain activities are easily accessible. The famous Tongariro Crossing and Outdoor pursuits include skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, 4wd offroading, fishing and hunting. Plenty of off street parking.Tongariro Crossing Shuttle next door. RAL mountain shuttle 2min walk away, next to the Station Cafe.

Spacious house with comfortable cosy beds. Children friendly.

An original Park House with 70's A frame addition to the front, this house is not pretty, more rustic, confused shabby chic. But it is warm and comfortable. Functions beautifully for friends and family time together who are more interested in getting on the mountain than just looking at it. ( mountain view ) Come back to the Base House apres ski and kick back. Relax. Cook up a storm in the big kitchen or eat out at the cafes/pubs within walking distance and recuperate ready for the next days adventures.

The beds have Egyptian cotton linen, the bunks have cosy fleece bottom sheets. All beds have a 100% nz wool blanket and goose feather down duvets. Electric blankets on all beds except 2 top bunks.

Late book out if no other bookings the next day. Get in another day on the hill and come back to change before heading out.

Special conditions:

Families preferred.

Smoking allowed outside only.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (Required, NZ$15.00 per person);


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    5 x Narrow single bed
    5 x Single bed

  • Double Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Double Room

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (8)

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  • Cool rustic pad, interior not too precious, can knock it around a...

    Cool rustic pad, interior not too precious, can knock it around a wee bit. Good for a group and with kids. Only thing I'd recommend is cleaning the wood burner flue - doesn't suck air very well. Cheers!

    Cary B. Oct 2018

  • The Park Home Base is an interesting & unique property - our...

    The Park Home Base is an interesting & unique property - our group enjoyed the rustic & eclectic charm of the interior - especially the lounge & dining areas. The property is a little run down in places but has a real cosy character that most will appreciate. There is a need to improve the shower operation & the bath did not function at all. While the kitchen was generally well appointed, there was no microwave & a secondary fridge would also be a good idea. The bedrooms were intimate & cosy - most commented that the mattresses were comfortable enough & there was plenty of warm bedding available. There is a leak above the inside access door from the laundry to the bathroom areas - we had a rainy week so this was quite noticeable. The fire was good once started but tended to lose heat quite quickly & needed a lot of restocking. The wifi was excellent & the TV much appreciated on wet days - the heat pump & heaters in the lounge area did a good job of keeping us warm. On the whole a pleas

    John C. Aug 2018

  • Very good location

    Very good location. The first night, the hot water ran out. I had to boil water to bathe. The next day the hot water worked but was either scalding hot or luke warm. There is a leak in the roof in the laundry room. Insulation is poor - bubble wrap on all the windows. I knew the house was old when I booked, and the owner has tried to do what she can to make it hospitable,but I expected basic amenities to work. The fireplace does nothing to warm the house. Some of the electric sockets don't work.

    RebeccaPu6 new member Jul 2018

  • The property was surprisingly larger than I thought

    The property was surprisingly larger than I thought. Really well equipped kitchen.Excellent wifi and really comfy couches. However the new diesel fire isn't fitted yet. There were a lot of electric heaters to use, but it took a while for the place to warm up. Drying racks by the fire would have been useful for drying gear after a day up the mountain.

    SallyMc3 100%|6x Jul 2018

  • Location was good and the house was comfortable for our family

    Location was good and the house was comfortable for our family

    benan819 100%|4x Sep 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Great guests. Would highly recommend to others. The property was cleaned and tidy. Easy communication.

    TiraP4 83%|6x

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