Plateau Lodge & Tongariro Crossing...

Plateau Lodge & Tongariro Crossing Shuttles



13 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

3 Shuttle Buses

9 Tongariro / National Park Village


Tongariro National Park - Plateau Lodge & Shuttles
Tongariro Aline Crossing Shuttle
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Rv Sites
Plateau Lodge camper van sites
your own spot with free hot tub
Birds eye view Tongariro Alpine crossing
Winter Tongariro Alpine Crossing


Tongariro Crossing Booking Office

BEAT the Crowds - Tongariro Crossing Shuttles
We have shuttles departing all DAY from National Park Village

6.00am, 6.30am, 7.30am, 8.00am, 9.00am, 9.30am and 10.30am

Returning from Ketatahi to National park at
1.00pm, 1.30pm, 2.00pm ,2.30pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, and 6pm

0800 861 861

Stay close by in National Park Village. We have camping/bars/cafes/supermarket/equipment hire.

Tongariro Northern Circuit, & Whakapapa Village is $35pp return

To book your seat book online us or call 0800 861 861


Feature Value Info


North IslandRuapehuTongariro / National Park Village


  • Shuttle Buses

Business Times

Plateau Lodge & Shuttles open all year round with rooms starting at $30pp per night. Free hot tub and wifi is 10GB $5 for 24 hours. Our reception hours are from 8.00am till 8.00pm.





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Reba's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Pitched a tent at Plateau Lodge for $19. The service was amazing. They have private spa pool for 30minute bookings included, a clean and equipped kitchen and dining area, clean bathrooms and showers, a drying line, really everything I could have needed. A great spot!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Tim M.

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic. We stayed here for two nights and we loved it. The reception ist very helpful und kind. If you stay here for one night, the whirlpool is included in the price. After the 20km long "Tongariro Alpine Crossing" track, it was so relaxing. The showers and toilets are clean and like new.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Chris's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Initially we booked a stay for 2 nights but had to leave one night earlier. Very friendly and supportive staff. No fees charged for that cancellation. The Camp site has only few spots for campers but they are really nice. The camp site has a little SPA area (Whirlpool). You get 30 min. free access when arriving.
As others already mentioned a very well equipped and clean kitchen is available.
Toilets and showers are very nice and clean too. A drying room for laundry is available.
We would definitely come again for another vacation.

Reviewed 7 months ago

TP&MM's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Emailed ahead and got the last space for a 2 night stay as we were doing the Tongariro crossing. Staff very helpful and we got the shuttle service booked with pick up right across the road. Free hot tub was lovely after the day’s hike. Only 2 showers but never had to wait. Used the modern washing machines/dryers. Water connection for each site but no dump station for miles! Did the Hike bought the T-Shirt.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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ian kennedy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

We stayed here because we had a guided hike the next day with Adrift Outdoor Adventures which is literally 5 mins down the road. The sites are VERY small especially for our 4 berth campervan! Facilities are adequate with plenty of free hot water in the showers but are limited to 2 shower cubicles. Kitchen small but again perfectly adequate. Absolutely stunning location with views of the mountains.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Plateau Lodge & Tongariro Crossing Shuttles responds:

We are a small place with 9 campervans sites and 16 rooms. Our open plan lounge kitchen & dining room can be used for the campers staying overnight.

Juliane's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice area. Hot pool are very busy! You have to ask early.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Plateau Lodge & Tongariro Crossing Shuttles responds:

yes the hot pool is busy and pre bookings are essential.

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Francis Chandrika

Ranking: 2/10

We stayed here because other campgrounds were full. The positive side: bathroom and kitchen facilities are new and clean. It’s basically a glorified parking lot, but clean and fine. However, due to the rudeness of the woman at the front desk I wouldn’t pay them money again. We arrived late and parked in the lot, paid for a night and a ride up to the crossing. After the (glorious!) hike the next day we came back to a practically empty campground. We’d lost the bathroom code and went to get it from her. She refused saying our checkout time had expired. There were maybe 3 other people there and we had just given her $100 the day before. It was insulting and unnecessarily rude. There are many other much more charming spots in the area, I suggest going elsewhere.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Plateau Lodge & Tongariro Crossing Shuttles responds:

Yes we do not let guest who have checked out use the bathrooms as you have not paid to use the facilities that day or night. Your dont need to like the place, our comments state what a lovely place we have we small and located at the foothills of the volcanoes.

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Adam Palmer


Ranking: 1/10

Booked a site. Informed them of our vehicle size. Told on arrival at 6pm that they did not have a site, even though we could see an empty one that fit our vehicle. Hopeless and not helpful. They made up some lame excuse about a casual making the booking, bullsh!t as I recognised her voice from the booking phone call. Do yourself a favour, do not bother, book Whakapapa instead.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Plateau Lodge & Tongariro Crossing Shuttles responds:

Thanks for you nice comment.