Taylor Memorial Lodge, Sleeps 48, Great for Groups

Lodge | Central Plateau (Mt Ruapehu) | #28834

9.4/10 (14 ratings)
  • 25 Guests
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 48 Beds
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • For your use only - large living room, fully equipped kitchen, plenty of room - surrounded by nature
  • In between Auckland and Wellington and 10 mins from Turoa and Whakapapa, Kid friendly and safe.
  • Private location - no other groups will be onsite, great for Self Catering and those on a budget.

Taylor Memorial Lodge: Is located 10 minutes from both Turoa and Whakapapa and situated beside Tongariro National Park.

Taylor Memorial Lodge is the small settlement of Pokaka. Secluded, private and exclusive. The Tongariro Crossing, Bush Walks, Thermals Pools, Ski areas and Kayaking are all within driving distance.

A purpose built facility for self catering which suits clubs, families and large groups on a budget.

Comfortable accommodation for up to 48 people

Wifi available

2,3,4,6 and 12 bunk room configurations

Log burner and electric heating throughout

Large kitchen & cooking facilities

Located halfway between Ohakune and National Park

Available year-round for large and small groups alike

Large Drying Room

Library of books for the evening


Play Station 3

Owners live 2 minutes away if any challenges arise.

Our location in the heart of the Ruapehu region provides a range of exciting opportunities, including:

Lake canoeing


Paddle Boarding


Mountain biking


Tramping / hiking

Bush walking

Horse riding

Trout fishing

White water rafting

Mountain experiences

Thermal areas

Hydro power stations

Army museum at Waiouru

History and geography


Leadership & team building

If you need to organise transport to visit the local area, please just ask and we will put you in touch with the most suitable coach company.

Special conditions: Exclusive use only and minimum 2 nights on weekends Maximum of 48 people Self Catering Accommodation No Smoking & No Pets PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN Your own linen (single sheet and pillow case) and sleeping bags Food and beverages Toiletries Towels If you need anything specific or have any questions just ask.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)

Bed layouts

  • Room A x2 Bunks

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Room B x3 Bunks

    3 x Bunk bed

  • Room C x2 Bunks

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Room D x4 Bunks

    4 x Bunk bed

  • Room E x3 Bunks

    3 x Bunk bed

  • Room F x4 Bunks

    4 x Bunk bed

  • Room G x6 Bunks

    6 x Bunk bed

  • Room H x2 Bunks

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Room I x4 Bunks

    4 x Bunk bed

  • Room J x6 Bunks

    6 x Bunk bed

  • Room K x12 Bunks

    12 x Bunk bed


Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: Cleaning $100.00 per stay (optional); Rubbish Removal $50.00 per stay (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 25% off for stays over the next 14 nights

  • 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. Excludes school & public holidays.

*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 (14)

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  • Appropriate for a larger group

    Appropriate for a larger group.

    MohammedAmin new member Jul 2018

  • perfect for our group's needs

    perfect for our group's needs.

    ShireenMu1 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • We had the most wonderful time

    We had the most wonderful time. The lodge is rustic , welcoming and great for kids just as we hoped it would be. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to host a large or small group as the facilities were awesome. We found the place to be warm and the hosts had the fire going for us when we arrived. Great kitchen facilities also.

    charmainegr5 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • The driveway going to the lodge was prepeared for our stay but...

    The driveway going to the lodge was prepeared for our stay but there was thick hard snow from the motorway which is impossible for our vehicles to go through. The kitchen was cold, some rooms doesn't have heater, and not much ventilation. Shona said it's a work in progress that she knows that there would be things to improve on. Overall our group had fun, kids enjoyed with the thick snow surrounding the lodge. I recommend this place for groups and with children.

    BernadetteEs1 new member Jul 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Its was great to have you all stay and experience the largest snowfall in 20 years at Taylor Memorial Lodge. it was inspiring that you insisted on coming despite the severe weather conditions and overcame the challenges that the winter weather brings. Also, never an easy task of organising a large group when things don't go smoothly. We were more than happy to refund 2 of your 4 days, as we understand that sometimes things are just out of customer's control.

    ShonaEd1 100%|13x

  • Great location

    Great location. Fully equipped and warm.

    MarkO675 100%|1x Jun 2017

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