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YHA Ohakune, Station Lodge


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Darren & Jane Gamble

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 6 385 8797 Email this hostel

Reception: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Location: 60 Thames St,


Next to Mt Tongariro National Park


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How to get here

We’re located on Thames St right down from the train station, parallel to the railroad. SH49 runs through Ohakune. Turn onto Miro St then left onto Rimu St. Take a right onto Thames St and follow until you see the hostel. Free on-site parking available.

Bus:  NakedBus will drop you at the hostel. InterCity will drop you on Clyde St; getting a ride to the hostel will require prior arrangement.
Train: Ohakune Railway Station is 200m from the hostel. From the station, walk along Thames St until you see signs for the hostel.

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This historic 1906 character villa has been lovingly restored to a beautiful, spacious lodge. Our warm, inviting atmosphere and beautifully appointed, comfortable living areas will have you feeling peaceful and relaxed in no time. We're perfectly located for both Tongariro and Whanganui National Park, offering two great walks (Tongariro Northern Circuit and Whanganui River Journey).

In winter, cosy up by the fireplace or make the most of our hot tub. Summer sees our guests enjoying our ample lawn space, native gardens and woodfire pizza oven, whilst taking in view of mighty Mt Ruapehu. All year round you'll enjoy our full kitchen facilities, cosy lounges, and free WiFi.

Our awesome location means you can take in views of Mt Ruapehu while relaxing on the veranda, or get out amongst Tongariro National Park with daily shuttles departing from the hostel. Experience the North Island's only ski fields, the beautiful alpine town of Ohakune including restaurants and shops, or the Whanganui River.

We're on the doorstep of the ‘Mountains to Sea’ Cycleway and the Ohakune ‘Old Coach Road’. We can arrange mountain bike rental and shuttles, have secure bike storage, washing facilities, and trail maps, making it doubly convenient to explore the local trails.

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Guests love:

  • Hot tub (limited)
  • 500MB free WiFi per day
  • Fully-equipped kitchen

Shared facilities:

  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Herb garden
  • Hot tub (limited)
  • Woodfire pizza oven
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying room (Winter)
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Guitar
  • Games available
  • Book exchange
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Towel hire
  • Bicycle storage

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our top picks for Ohakune:

  • Explore the volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Area), Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe, and Mt Tongariro
  • Ski or board at Turoa and Whakapapa, the North Island's only ski area
  • Explore the Old Coach Road by bike - we can help arrange gear and transport
  • For trampers, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Lake Surprise is a must!
  • Ohakune Mountain Road offers a variety of short and long walks with a highlight being the Waitonga Falls Track, Tongariro National Park’s highest accessible waterfall.

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