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Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Accomodations?

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Accomodations?

I am travelling with two other girls to New Zealand in October. Two of us will be doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing while the third will stay behind and choose something else to do.

Can someone recommend a town close to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing that has great options for the girl not hiking? thanks

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1. Re: Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Accomodations?

"Town" & "great options" don't really go with Tongariro NP. There is the very small village of National Park, just outside the Park. The trampers can take a shuttle & leave the stay-at-home with the car to visit Whakapapa Village & do some short walks. Or you could stay at Skotel or The Chateau in Whakapapa Village.

If the stay-at-home wants more "towny" type activities you'd have to consider Taupo, about 100 Km from the start of the TC. There are shops, cafes & restaurants there, but it adds 3 hr travelling to your long day.

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2. Re: Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Accomodations?

Turangi is the closest bigger township to Whakapapa village. There are some nice walks, trout pools, and also hot pools nearby, A day-spa in Turangi may interest your friend - http://tongariromedispa.co.nz/stay-and-dine

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3. Re: Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Accomodations?

This is an awesome place to stay if you want to be right in the national park …govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/…

However, here are a few other options available as well www.nationalpark.co.nz/index.php/categories…

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