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  AUTSA Lodge
Carroll Street, National Park Village

*Only the person booking must be an AUTSA member/AUT staff member to get the discounted rate


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Room Type Rate Details No of Guests Rate
AUT Student Nightly $140
AUT Staff Nightly $180
Public Nightly $235
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Property Description
The AUTSA Lodge sleeps a maximum of 12 people. It is equipped with pots, pans, cutlery, plates, glasses, fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, electric jug, toaster, kitchen utensils, TV, couches, wood burner fireplace (wood supplied).

Accommodation facilities include three bunk rooms, each of these rooms has bunk sleeping for four persons and each room has shower/toilet (toilet paper) wash basin facilities.

You will need to take with you:
Sleeping bag or sheets, duvet, pillow, towel, toiletries, any food you require, matches (firelighters to start fire in wood burner), tea towels.

Additional Information:

Summer at the AUTSA Lodge

The AUTSA lodge has heaps to do in summer as well as winter with lakes, rivers, mountains, deserts and volcanoes just begging to be explored. Book early so you get your preferred dates.

The large backyard is perfect for backyard cricket, Frisbee or just lounging around in the sun!

Don’t forget: The Lodge is available year-round for as little as $140 per night for up to 12 people (that’s less than $12 per night per head!)

Winter at the AUTSA Lodge

The AUTSA lodge is in the Tongariro National Park . The temperature is often between 0-10ْ C during winter and snow is common. Take a camera to catch the action on the slopes or the spectacular views of the surrounding Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. While you’re down there, make sure you check out the climbing wall at National Park Backpackers and one of the town’s signature taverns.

Property Facilities
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Fire place

• TV
• Heating

Room Facilities
• Three bunk rooms - Four single beds in each rooms.
• Three bathrooms.

Check-In Time

Check-Out Time

Reception Hours
8am - 6pm

Car Parking
Car parking on-site

Payment Policy
Full payment is required at the time the lodge is booked.


A $100 key deposit (cash or credit card swipe) is required when you pick up the Lodge key from Howards Lodge. AUTSA Lodge custodians are Howards Lodge (directly across the road from the AUTSA Lodge) Phone 07 892 2827. Please contact them to arrange a suitable time to collect the keys.

Please return key to Howards Lodge at the end of your booked stay.

Please note that you will be charged for any damages done to the lodge or for any cleaning required after your stay.
Non return of key will result in you being invoiced for the full cost of lodge lock change and key reissue on top of any additional charges for damage/cleaning.

Cancellation Policy
If written notice of cancellation is not given to AUTSA at least 14 days prior to the commencement of the hire period, no refund or partial refund will be entertained unless proof of exceptional circumstances is supplied to AUTSA in a form acceptable to AUTSA in its sole discretion.

If at least 14 days notice of cancellation is given to AUTSA in writing, 80% of your payment will be refunded. The balance is a non-refundable booking and administration fee.

AUTSA reserves the right to cancel a confirmed booking by written notice if circumstances beyond AUTSA's control preclude AUTSA from providing safe or hygienic accommodation to the Hirer (for example volcanic activity warning is issued). If this right of cancellation is exercised, AUTSA assumes no liability to the Hirer for any actual or consequential loss beyond the obligation to refund all monies paid by the Hirer.

Directions to Property
Getting There:

• Drive

The scenic drive to the AUTSA Lodge is about 4 hours from Auckland.

Head south through Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Otorohanga, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui – from here signs will direct you the rest of the way to Tongariro National Park.

Te Kuiti is about half way and a great place to stop and stretch your legs. Grab a great coffee and some amazing food at Bosco cafe if you are driving past in the day time.

The last big supermarket is in Taumarunui so it is a good place to stock up on food and essentials for your stay.


• Train

Transcenic operates the Overlander passenger train service, which runs from Britomart, Auckland and stops in National Park Village right down the road from the AUTSA Lodge! The service runs on Monday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the winter, takes around 5 hours. See
The train stop is a convenient 400m walk from the AUTSA lodge.


• Bus

Nakedbus now travel to Ohakune and Tongariro National Park every day from most towns and cities around NZ.

Intercity runs regular services from Taupo to National Park Village and Whakapapa Village. There are also services from Auckland and Wellington that stop in National Park Village and Ohakune.

Kiwiana Tours operates a weekend service between Auckland and National Park/Ohakune, departing Sky City at 5pm and returning Sunday 9pm. Call 0800 878 483 (free from your mobile!), text 0274 878 483.

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