Powderhorn Chateau, Tongariro, New Zealand

Accommodation Type: Hotel
Number of rooms: 20

Read about Tonys weekend at Tongariro. The Powderhorn Chateau is the perfect base for those visiting Tongariro National Park either for hiking, skiing or just relaxing. This alpine lodge is located only minutes from the Old Coach Road cycle and walkway, 40 minutes from the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and 30 minutes from Pipiriki the starting point for trips on the Whanganui River. At the lodge stay in hotel suites, or the self contained apartment which can accommodate up to 8 people. The Powderhorn has lots of little luxuries to make your stay as pleasant as possible with an indoor hot pool - there is no better way to unwind after a day on the slopes. There is alos an in house ski and snowboard store where guests receive a discount and professional help.

Facilities: All hotel suites have a lounge suite, Sky TV, work-desk with telephone and modem and tea and coffee making facilities. Suite bathrooms have a bath, shower and hair dryers. The Powderhorn boasts 2 restaurants, games room, hot pool and the snow centre - snow shop.

Destination: Tongariro, New Zealand

Official website: Powderhorn Chateau

"I cannot tell you how friendly all the staff were and I must say the restaurant food in both the Powderkeg and Matterhorn was outstanding. The room was wonderful, most spacious."

"We love coming to stay here. The staff are friendly and courteous and the facilities and buildings have a lovely luxurious and comfortable feel to them without being too over-the-top. The food is always yummy, with good service in the restaurants."