Powderhorn Chateau
Ohakune, New Zealand
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Wilderness Lodge Escape in New Zealand

Experience the ultimate nature lover’s escape with two nights of alpine-style tranquillity on New Zealand’s North Island at Powderhorn Chateau. Includes daily à la carte breakfasts, a bottle of wine on arrival, an NZ$50 food and beverage credit, complimentary Wi-Fi and a late checkout.

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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 paradise

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 whio, otherwise known as the blue duck.

The Hotel – Bottle of wine and NZ$50 food and beverage credit included

With its wooden Swiss ski lodge-style exterior, cosy Restaurant and Bar where you can spend your included NZ$50 credit on hearty dishes created using local produce, and sweeping mountain vistas that you can marvel at while enjoying your included bottle of wine on arrival, Powderhorn Chateau 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 – Daily breakfasts, Wi-Fi and a late checkout included

After a long day exploring the local area rest your head in your Queen Suite featuring a queen bed, tea and coffee facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi and a late checkout at 1pm on the last day of your trip. Enjoy your included daily à la carte breakfasts featuring dishes such as pancakes with Canadian maple syrup, eggs benedict with smoked salmon, housemade muesli with berry compote and more.

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 Ruapehu region, make this beautiful property your base for a few days of tranquillity and relaxation amongst nature.

Valid for travel until 23 December 2018 (bookings must be made before 1 November 2018).

Blackout Dates: Not valid for travel:

23 – 24 February 2018

3, 7, 14, 19 March 2018

30 March – 1 April 2018

25 – 26 May 2018

22 – 23 June 2018

3 – 4, 17 – 18 August 2018

12 October – 7 November 2018

30 November – 2 December 2018

Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room, per night, applies payable directly to Luxury Escapes at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

6 – 7, 13 – 14, 27 – 28 July 2018

10 – 11, 24 – 25 August 2018

31 August – 1 September 2018

7 – 8, 14 – 15, 21 – 22, 28 – 29 September 2018

5 – 6 October 2018

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.

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).

Packages are valid for two adults.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is three guests. See below for more details.

Extra Guest Policy: One guest (aged 6 or older) may stay for a surcharge of NZ$50 per night sleeping on a rollaway bed with breakfast included, payable directly to the hotel.

Infant Policy: One infant (aged 5 or younger) may stay free of charge sharing existing bedding (one queen bed) with breakfast included. A cot can be provided upon request for NZ$20 per night, payable directly to the hotel.

Connecting rooms are available on request (subject to availability).

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

Breakfast includes one main dish and one drink each.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to LuxuryEscapes.com/terms

  • Off Street Parking
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Hardware Storage
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Getting to Powderhorn Chateau is easy. Regular flights to Auckland Airport or Wellington Airport are available from most major Australian cities. From there, we advise that you rent a car with both airports being within a four-hour drive of the property.

Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

Multi-Stop Trips (departing Australia only): If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.

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