HOW TO FIND US

OHAKUNE LODGE

Our Ohakune Lodge is a short 10min walk (3min by car) to Ohakune Town Centre.  The lodge is surrounded by vast green park surroundings with good views of the mountain.

There is plenty of parking outside the lodge down a private driveway.

DIRECTIONS 

NORTH TO SOUTH (starting in Auckland)

  1. Follow State Highway (SH) 1 (SH1) south bound and take the 39 exit joining SH 39

  2. In Otorohanga at the T Junction,  turn right onto SH 3 (signs for New Plymouth)

  3. Turn left onto SH 4 and keep going for 138km (1hour 40min)

  4. Drive straight through the National Park Village.

  5. Turn Left onto SH 49 sign posted Ohakune.  When you arrive in Ohakune drive straight through the town past the BP station on your right and head 2 min out of town.  Just past the Rocky Mountain Chalets turn right into Rangataua Rd.

  6. At the roundabout take the second left

  7. Take the first left into Karo St

  8. Take the second left into a cult-de-sac and look for the Graduates sign.  Drive straight until the end an find a carpark

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SOUTH TO NORTH (starting Wellington)

  1. Follow State Highway (SH) 1 (SH1) North bound for approx 264km (3 hours 24min) until you get to Waiouru.

  2. At Waiouru turn left onto SH 39 for 19min until you reach the 70 OHAKUNE speed sign.  Take the next left into Rangataua Rd.

  3. At the roundabout take the second left

  4. Take the first left into Karo St

  5. Take the second left into a cult-de-sac and look for the Graduates sign.  Drive straight until the end an find a carpark

 

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WHAKAPAPA LODGE

Our Whakapapa Lodge is on mountain so a 4x4 vehicle is recommended during the winter months.  Before you start your journey please note the Bruce Road from the Whakapapa Village to the Graduates lodge closes at 10pm.   This time changes throughout the season so check in and plan ahead to avoid disappointment. 

DIRECTIONS 

NORTH TO SOUTH (starting in Auckland)

  1. Follow State Highway (SH) 1 (SH1) south bound and take the 39 exit joining SH 39

  2. In Otorohanga at the T Junction,  turn right onto SH 3 (signs for New Plymouth)

  3. Turn left onto SH 4 and keep going for 121km (1hour 27min)

  4. When you arrive in the National Park Village Turn Left onto SH 47 sign posted 47 Turangi

  5. After 9km (6min) turn right onto SH 48 and drive until you reach the top of The Bruce carpark. 

  6. From the Bruce carpark you will need to walk up to the Graduates Lodge (on mountain)

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SOUTH TO NORTH (starting Wellington)

  1. Follow State Highway (SH) 1 (SH1) North bound for approx 264km (3 hours 24min) until you get to Waiouru.

  2. At Waiouru turn left onto SH 39 and drive through Ohukune until you reach SH 4.  Turn right

  3. Drive on SH 4 for approx 26km (18min) 

  4. When you arrive in the National Park Village Turn right onto SH 47 sign posted 47 Turangi

  5. After 9km (6min) turn right onto SH 48 and drive until you reach the top of The Bruce carpark. 

  6. From the Bruce carpark you will need to walk up to the Graduates Lodge (on mountain)

 

Mobile Phone Google Maps directions - Click Here

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