Powderhorn Chateau
Ohakune, New Zealand
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Lodge Escape with the Famous Tongariro National Park at Your Doorstep

Experience the ultimate nature lover’s escape with two, three or four nights of alpine-style tranquility on New Zealand’s North Island at the boutique Powderhorn Chateau. Reconnect with nature and enjoy daily à la carte breakfast, bottle of wine on arrival, a NZ$50 food and beverage credit, complimentary Wi-Fi and a late 1pm checkout to make the most of your final day.

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NZD$383/room
Valued up to $640

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2 Nights
CHATEAU ESCAPE
Bed
Queen Suite
  • Inclusions valid for two people (max room capacity is three people – see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • NZ$50 food and beverage credit to be used at any of the food and beverage outlets
  • Daily à la carte breakfast at Powderkeg Restaurant
  • Welcome bottle of wine on arrival served in the restaurant and bar area
  • Late 1pm checkout

3 Nights
CHATEAU ESCAPE
Bed
Queen Suite
  • Inclusions valid for two people (max room capacity is three people – see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • NZ$100 food and beverage credit to be used at any of the food and beverage outlets
  • Daily à la carte breakfast at Powderkeg Restaurant
  • Welcome bottle of wine on arrival served in the restaurant and bar area
  • Late 1pm checkout

4 Nights
CHATEAU ESCAPE
Bed
Queen Suite
  • Inclusions valid for two people (max room capacity is three people – see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • NZ$100 food and beverage credit to be used at any of the food and beverage outlets
  • Daily à la carte breakfast at Powderkeg Restaurant
  • Welcome bottle of wine on arrival served in the restaurant and bar area
  • Late 1pm checkout

If you’re one of those outdoorsy types then New Zealand’s Ruapehu region is calling your name. And if you’re not, then take it from us, this natural wonderland needs to be seen to be believed! Think bubbling mud pools, snow-covered ski slopes and active volcanoes where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies were filmed. From hiking to cycling, horseback riding, skiing the famous Turoa slopes, fishing, white water rafting, dirt biking and spotting local wildlife including the elusive brown kiwi, you’ll never have wanted to spend so much time outdoors in your life.

What You'll Love…

The location – A nature lover’s nirvana

Situated within a four-hour drive of both Auckland Airport and Wellington Airport, Powderhorn Chateau is ideally nestled between two national parks including the spectacular Whanganui National Park and Tongariro National Park – New Zealand’s oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

The park is home to three active volcanoes, one of which was the backdrop for Mount Doom in scenes from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies and another which features all-level ski slopes. There’s also boiling mud pools, rapids and local wildlife including the brown kiwi and the who - otherwise known as the blue duck.

The Hotel – Enjoy a welcome bottle of wine and NZ$50 food and beverage credit

With its wooden Swiss ski lodge-style exterior, cosy PowderKeg Restaurant and Bar where you can spend your NZ$50 credit on hearty dishes made with the freshest and finest local produce, indoor heated swimming pool and convenient snow gear storage, the secluded Powderhorn Chateau has all you'll need to switch off and unwind.

Marvel at sweeping mountain vistas while enjoying a welcome bottle of wine on arrival and disconnect in a secluded chateau that could easily be mistaken for a charming European Alpine retreat.

Bonus: Stay for three or four nights and enjoy a bonus NZ$100 (instead of NZ$50) food and beverage credit.

Your Room – Feast on daily breakfast and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and a late 1pm checkout

Wake each morning to a daily à la carte breakfast serving up dishes like pancakes with Canadian maple syrup, eggs benedict with smoked salmon, homemade muesli with berry compote and more. Breakfast includes one dish and one drink per person.

After a long day exploring the local area rest your head in your Queen Suite replete with a plush Queen bed dressed in quality linen, ensuite bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower,, complimentary Wi-Fi and a late 1pm checkout at 1pm to make the most of your final day.

Perfect for couples on a New Zealand adventure

Whether you’re planning on renting a car for a tour of NZ’s North Island from Auckland to Wellington – including the nearby Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua - or you’ve just always dreamed of exploring the Ruapehu region, make this beautiful property your base for a few days of tranquillity and relaxation amongst nature.

Valid for travel until 31 May 2019 (bookings must be made before 31 March 2019).

Blackout Dates: Not valid for travel on

12 – 13, 19 – 21 October 2018

7 – 10, 18, 23 – 30 November 2018

1 – 2, 8, 23 – 31 December 2018

1 – 2, 16, 19 – 27 January 2019

6 – 9, 21 – 28 February 2019

1 – 2, 6, 9, 16 – 22 March 2019

3, 6, 12 – 29 April 2019

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Feel Like Changing your Dates? No worries… You can make one (1) change to the date of your booking provided the change is made no less than 45 days before the start of your original booking date and provided you choose dates which are of an equal value and are available. Any change to booking dates is subject to and must be made online in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Queen Suite - Packages are valid for two adults.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is three people. See the 'Extra Guest Policy' below:

Extra Guest Policy: An additional guest (aged 6 years and over) may stay for a surcharge of NZ$50 per night, sleeping on a rollaway bed with accommodation and breakfast only. Payable directly to the hotel.

Baby Policy: One infant (aged five years and under) may stay free of charge, sharing existing bedding and will count towards maximum room occupancy. A cot can be provided by the hotel for a surcharge of NZ$20 per night.

Connecting rooms are available, subject to availability.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note: Breakfast includes one main dish and one drink each.

Please note: NZ$50 and NZ$100 credit cannot be used for room service or the minibar

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

  • Restaurant & bar (additional cost)
  • Snow gear storage
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Off street parking

Getting to Powderhorn Chateau is easy. Regular flights to Auckland Airport or Wellington Airport are available with Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar, departing most Australian capital cities with an approximate flight time of four hours.

Flights depart regularly from major gateways including Singapore (approx flight time of 9.5 hours), Hong Kong (approx flight time of 11 hours), Dubai (approx flight time of 15 hours with one stopover) and Bangkok (approx flight time 11 hours).

The hotel is approximately four hours’ drive from both airports. We advise renting a car.

Transfers are not included in your package. Please contact the hotel directly if you would like to arrange (additional costs apply).

Need Flights? We have a dedicated team who are able to assist with all your flight requirements. If you need a stopover or are looking at travelling to more destinations, our team can help. Contact our flights concierge team using the phone number on our website.

Powderhorn Chateau
194 Mangawhero Terrace, Ohakune 4625, New Zealand
The Powderhorn is a beautiful hotel, covered with wood. Combine that with a huge, one room suite, including a big veranda and you get the winning combination. The staff is welcoming and very helpful, breakfast and dinner are served in a nice restaurant and the atmosphere reminds of a Swiss chalet high in the alps. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
- TripAdvisor
We stayed here for two nights on our way south to Wellington. Arrived and left in the rain but it didn't matter, the view is amazing, the staff are all friendly and welcoming and the place is lovely. As a European felt very at home, in a little Swiss Alpine world.
- TripAdvisor
Perfect location right on the road up to the skiing at Turoa. We grabbed a free shuttle from 50 m down the road. Ski hire facilities on site were efficient and friendly, with a place to store your stuff overnight if you're a guest. Hotel staff were pleasant and efficient. Room spacious, cosy and comfortable. Main restaurant, the Matterhorn, was pleasant with good food and warm atmosphere.
- TripAdvisor