First time visitors are welcomed to stay at Tukino.

Comfortable on-mountain accommodation is provided in three modern ski lodges immediately adjacent to the field - you can ski right to your door!

The Aorangi, Desert Alpine and Tukino Alpine Sports Club lodges have a friendly, warm atmosphere and full facilities.

When you stay in any of the lodges, you are welcomed as 'part of the club'. Duties are rostered to help with the day to day running of the lodge.

  • Each room has 4-6 bunk beds
  • Main meals are included in accomodation
  • Guests must bring own bedding/sleeping bags
  • The lodges are smoke-free

Ski and Stay Package bookings – About Tukino
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What to Bring


Please bring a pillow slip, sleeping bag, towel and torch. (Pillows and some blankets are provided)



Simple wholesome home cooking is supplied for all meals. 

For weekend stays dinner is not included on Friday night. Please dine before you drive up to Tukino.


Please bring any extra food you may require such as snacks, juice and your own beer or wine if you wish to enjoy a drink after skiing.  



There is no ski hire available at the field. If required, please hire your ski gear off the mountain before arrival. 


Getting There

We want to make your trip into the Tukino Alpine Village and your stay with us a very enjoyable experience
(and a bit of an adventure at the same time).

In the interest of your safety (and that of others) please follow these instructions.


Tukino Access Road is off Desert Road, State Highway 1: 

  • 46km South of Turangi
  • 22km North of Waiouru

2WD Vehicles / Mountain Shuttle 

If you do not have a 4WD off road vehicle, park at the lower carpark, 7km along the gravel Tukino Access Road.

Arrange a pickup by our mountain transfer shuttle by calling ahead when you reach Turangi or Waiouru. Phone 06 387 6294

4WD Off Road Access TO FIELD

The Mountain Road past the lower car park is accessible by 4WD off-road vehicles only, at your own risk.

Read the directions, and call for latest conditions before attempting the drive. Phone 06 387 6294

Dress For Alpine Conditions

For your own health and safety getting to Tukino, dress warmly for the trip before you commence up the mountain road. Ski clothing boots, gloves and a hat are recommended. You and your passengers may get very cold on the journey.  


In case you need to walk the last part of the road, please pack all essential items into one pack, taking only what you can carry. All other goods can be collected when the sun is up and/or the weather improves.


When you arrive at Tukino please call in at our Ticket Office/Café. You will be welcomed to you host lodge by the host club’s Lodge Officer. If the Ticket Office/Café is closed, please call into any lodge and ask for the Skifield Manager. He will direct you to your host lodge.


Check out time is 3pm on the day of departure. Please remove all of your gear from your room before this time. You are welcome to use the facilities after 3pm but remember that other people may be moving in. The lodge is to be cleaned and tidied before this time. The Lodge Officer will inform you of the duties to be carried out before leaving.


Any questions relating to your stay in your host lodge at Tukino should be directed to your host club Lodge Officer.   Any questions relating to the operation of the Tukino Skifield or access road should be directed to the Tukino Skifield staff in the Ticket Office/Café.


We welcome you to Tukino and hope that you have a very enjoyable Ski and Stay at Tukino – Where the sun shines first

For more information about Tukino:

To contact us directly:

Ski and Stay Package booking enquiries – 0800 TUKINO, (0800 885 466)

Tukino Ski Clubs (where you are staying) – 06 825 8118

Shuttle Service bookings – 06 387 6294

Road and Skifield status reports:

View our Snow Report ( on any mobile device or listen out on Peak FM or Ski FM.