This year's Open Lodge is bookable, so we're renamed it Summer Lodge! Limited spaces will be available on the day, so its advisable to book in advance. Summer Lodge runs from Dec 26th - Jan 17th.
Summer bookings for other dates are available, please contact the Lodge Booking Team if you would like to make a booking. Please note, we require a trained Lodge Leader to be present in the Lodge at all times.
We've removed the ability to book Double Bunks, as it causes problems in the booking system. If you have a preference for double or single bunks, please note this in the booking notes.
Any currency conversion from NZD will be indicative only
|Package Rate (min stay)||Max Guests||
Nightly (non members)
Non-Members — Nightly (non members)
Lodge bunk bed. May be half of a double bunk.
WINTER RATES include food / SUMMER RATES exclude food.
Located on the active slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, our Club is proud to own a luxurious lodge nestled in the tiny ski community of Iwikau Village.
Within skiing distance of the nearby Whakapapa ski field, the lodge has the capacity to comfortably sleep 32 people. It serves as a year-round base for people who want to enjoy the surrounding Tongariro National Park.
General Room Facilities
These are general facilities shared across all rooms.
Park somewhere on the right hand side of the road as you are driving up. This is opposite and approx half way up the top day park (2)
You should not park in areas marked day parks.
The road will only be closed if snow or ice prevents access.
There is a series of steps up to Cerac lodge which is at the top of the bank.(at the
top of black arrow).
Go past this and the nearest lodge on the flat above is ours.(top of red arrow)
Steps may not be visible if there is a large amount of snow, but foot traffic follows
Location / Distances
Located on the active slopes of Mt. Ruapehu nestled in the tiny ski community of Iwikau Village.
Just 100m walk from the Whakapapa ski field car park.
Between 4:00 pm and 11:00 pm
Directions to Property
The WTMC Whakapapa lodge is located in Iwikau Village at the Top of the Bruce (SH 48).
There is a series of steps up to Cerac lodge which is at the top of the bank.(at the top of black arrow). Go past this and the nearest lodge on the flat above is ours.(top of red arrow) Steps may not be visible if there is a large amount of snow, but foot traffic follows this route.
Click here for Google map and driving directions
WINTER RATES include food / SUMMER RATES exclude food.
All values GST Inclusive.
All occupants must book a bunk, including babies.
For a 3 day weekend, the price is 1 weekend rate plus 1 day rate.
A week is 5 consecutive nights.
A weekend is Friday night to Sunday afternoon.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE:
• A Torch
• A light sleeping bag or light duvet and sheet (extra blankets are available).
• Light clothing to wear inside the lodge
• Toilet gear and towel
• For outside wear a mix of multiple thin insulating layers with a wind and
waterproof outer layer
• A pair of boots (not ski boots) suitable for walking in snow
• Hat, gloves, sunglasses, sun screen
• Tramping and/or ski gear.
• BYO refreshments (all food is provided)
• CDs, tapes
It is best to use a pack for your gear as the lodge is approx 100m from the road.
Full payment is required to secure your booking.
For non-member bookings, specific non-member opening dates must be adhered to avoid cancellation.
Booking priority - Bookings are first come, first served, with bookings generally opening earlier for members than non-members. Please refer to the schedule above to check the booking dates for your required weeks or weekends.
Booking confirmation - Your booking is not confirmed until payment is received. NO PAYMENT = NO BOOKING.
a. Run from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, including all meals on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
b. Bookings for Members open 1 May. Weekend bookings for non members open 1 Month before the trips run except for open weekends when bookings open 1 June. Bookings must be made by 9pm on the Wednesday prior to the weekend you want to book.
a. Run from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon, during the winter ski season.
b. Members bookings may be made from 1 May.
c. From 1 June, non-members have equal booking rights for ski weeks.
d. Week bookings for non- members open 1 June except for some early winter season bookings which open one month before the trip runs.
Vouching for non- members - when a member books non-members into the lodge they are accepting responsibility for their behaviour and character. Bookings from non-members MAY be refused if they do not have Club members prepared to vouch for them. Non-members booking online will be required to enter a referring members name into the booking system.
Transport - It is your responsibility to get yourself to and from the Lodge. If you need transport, then mention this to the Lodge Booking Officer; there may be car-pooling options available.
Lodge Capacity - Lodge capacity is 32 persons including babies sleeping in cots. Due to safety regulations, overbooking the lodge on any night is not permitted.
All booking cancellations must be made through the Lodge Booking Officer. Refunds will be made on the
Week Trips: Providing a cancellation is received by 8.00pm three Mondays before the trip runs. Refund is 50% of total booking.
Weekend Trips: Providing cancellation is received by 8.00pm, two Mondays before the trip runs. Refund is 50% of total booking.
Refunds are no longer offered if Bruce Road is closed.
All other refund requests will be made at the discretion of the General Committee.