Snowy Waters Lodge Location

Our central North Island location is the perfect meeting point for those travelling from Auckland and Wellington, Taranaki and Hawkes Bay, Hamilton and Palmerston North or anywhere in between.

  • Wellington – 4 hours by car or take the Northern Explorer Train to Ohakune
  • Auckland – 4.5 hours by car or fly to Whanganui
  • Hamilton, Napier, New Plymouth – all 3 hours by car
  • Palmerston North – 2 hours
  • Taupo – 1.5 hours

We are also conveniently situated near three of Mt Ruapehu ski areas, two of New Zealand’s Great Walks, a National Cycle Trail and an outstanding golf course.

  • 30mins to the Tongariro Crossing – transport departs daily from our doorstep during summer
  • 30 mins to the Whanganui River – jet boat to the Bridge to Nowhere with an optional kayak return
  • 10 mins to Old Coach Road – a 15km mountain bike ride, can also be completed as a shorter walk
  • 5 minutes to the Ruapehu Golf Course – for the best views without the queues
  • 20 mins to the National Army Museum at Waiouru