We exist to provide affordable and comfortable accommodation on the mountain for our members.
We also welcome casual visitors! We often have groups of non-members staying, both for the outdoor activities and for training exercises.
We think the Tukino area is truly magic. From its position on a ridge, our lodge offers stunning views of Mt Ruapehu to the west and the Kaimanawa Ranges and Lake Taupo to the east and north.
We prioritise being environmentally friendly and ecologically minded. Check the details
Being on the eastern side of Mt Ruapehu, Tukino enjoys relatively calm conditions, sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds.
Our lodge was built in 1976 and we reckon it’s a bit of a design classic with its funky lines and super solid timber construction. The lodge offers a basic but comfortable standard of accommodation, with a large kitchen and living area, four bunk rooms, four toilets, and two showers.
The lodge uses Solar Panels and Batteries via an inverter system to provide electricity and hot water. All cooking is by gas. A diesel generator helps keep the batteries topped up so that you can have an enjoyable experience. Fireplaces keep both levels warm and comfortable and help keep our hot water warm. These energy saving initiatives allow the lodge to be used all year round – thanks to the clean and cheap energy from our Solar Panels.
We are introducing some of the latest ‘smart home’ technology that allows us to remotely monitor and control our lodge. This enables greater understanding and optimisation of our lodge power, water and heating systems to make your stay more comfortable and safe.