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Skotel Alpine Resort

Skotel Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s highest hotel and is located in the heart of the North Island within the Tongariro National Park. 

They offer guests a variety of room types, from backpacker rooms, to view rooms of the Park and the volcanic mountain peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu.

Skotel Alpine Resort is located in Whakapapa Village at the foot of Mount Ruapehu. Conveniently located near Whakapapa skifield during the ski season (June to October), within 1km of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre and at the entrance to the Taranaki Falls Trail walk. The Mount Ruapehu ski area is a 6km drive up the mountain from the Village.

Skotel Alpine Resort is a 3 hour drive from Hamilton Airport, 4.5 hours from the Auckland and Wellington Airports.

The hotel is the ideal base for exploring the UNESCO world heritage park – and the many hiking and biking trails in the area.  From the hotel you can walk to Taranaki Falls, Tawhai Falls, Tama Lakes and for those up for a day trail walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. 

After an exciting day hiking, biking, skiing (Jun-Oct) or sight-seeing guests can enjoy a refreshing sauna, a relaxing spa, or unwind over a drink or a meal at the Skotel Restaurant and Bar.

(Bookings are made via our booking page, please add a note in the booking that you are a member or just give us a call or walk in with your membership, see you soon!)

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Accommodation Amenities

  • WiFi
    - WiFi
  • BBQ area
    - BBQ area
  • Gym
    - Gym
  • Guest Laundry
    - Guest Laundry
  • Spa, Sauna and steam room
    - Spa, Sauna and steam room
  • Tour Desk
    - Tour Desk
  • Parking
    - Parking
  • Restaurant and Bar
    - Restaurant and Bar
  • Mini Market
    - Mini Market

Accommodation Info

1 Ngauruhoe Place
Whakapapa Village
Mt Ruapehu
Tongariro National Park

Location Info

Skotel Alpine Resort is located in the Ruapehu Region on the Thermal Explorer & Volcanic Loop Touring Routes which traverse dramatic landscapes in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, approximately half way between Auckland and Wellington. Tongariro National Park is about 4.5 hours drive from either city.

Local attractions and things to see and do include Mt Tongariro, Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Sightseeing, Indoor rock climbing, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mountain biking, Fishing, Ruapehu Visitor Centre, Scenic Flights

The Skotel ski-hire department is justly famous for the quality of its gear.  A complete range of skis and boards for all ages and skills is stocked together with hiking gear for summer and clothing for both seasons.

A small range of snacks and toiletries are available for purchase at Reception and larger grocery items can be purchased from the local store 15 minutes drive from Skotel Alpine Resort.

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