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Life begins on top of Tongariro


"Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit."

There is no time to be bored in a place as beautiful as Tongariro. Tongariro is one of the best one-day walks in New Zealand and top-ten in the world. Located in New Zealand’s oldest national park, which has dual World Heritage status for its cultural and national significance -This Kiwi adventure should be top of your bucket list.

Take up the challenge of the Tongariro Crossing this summer and stay lakeside with Cascades. With easy access to The National Park, we can arrange transport to get you to the Crossing and back. Stay in beautiful lakefront accommodation and soak those muscles with a dip in our pool or the Lake which is right on your doorstep.

The Best Place to Stay for the Crossing

... we can arrange for the shuttle bus to pick you and your companions up from our front door, to take you to the crossing. They'll bring you back again so that you can enjoy...

The Famous Taupō Shops, Restaurants and Bars

... Stay in town for an amazing range of delicious places to eat, drink and purchase gourmet delights. Or maybe indulge in a little (or a lot!) of retail therapy.

Absolute Lakefront Accommodation

If you're doing a lot of walking, you want somewhere special to relax - there's nowhere better than our absolute lakefront accommodation.

Cost-Effective Groups Accommodation

Many of our double beds can split to become two singles, meaning that our larger rooms can accommodation larger groups. Talk to our reception desk to find out if this suits your needs.