Welcome to A PLUS LODGE in Turangi
Budget Backpacker accommodation - your Tongariro hostel

A Plus Lodge is situated in a quiet location in the Turangi township area in the Tongariro region. It has large relaxing gardens and is an easy stroll from the shops, banks, bars, restaurants, bus station and information centre. We are a member of BBH World Traveller Accommodation New Zealand.

Set in one acre of landscaped grounds and gardens, A Plus Lodge consists of four separate single-level buildings: two accommodation blocks, one complex block (kitchen, dining and common room, reception, laundry), and one garage block. The walkways from the main complex block to accommodation blocks are all covered. It’s your ideal hostel close to the Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo.

We offer budget backpacker accommodation close to the world-famous Tongariro National Park and Lake Taupo, and we are about a 35-minutes drive to the Whakapapa ski area on Mt Ruapehu. The Whakapapa ski field and Tongariro Alpine Crossing shuttle bus leaves from A Plus Lodge - your Tongariro hostel.

Every day there are thousands of people doing the Tongariro Crossing. Come in or book into the Lodge and during the course of the day you or I will meet people for you to car-share with. Even if you don't have a car you can give a fellow traveller some fuel money and make friends from all round the world and save money for food and lodgings.

A few days spent in A Plus Lodge will give you a chance to experience the natural beauty of the Tongariro and Lake Taupo regions, or it's just the perfect hostel to relax and unwind from your travels! A Plus Lodge is your accommodation in Turangi.


Turangi Alpine Shuttles

Turangi Alpine shuttles available, book here for the best deal

The Tongariro crossing car park NOW has a 4 hour restriction.
It's best to drive your group to one end, come back and then the driver takes the bus.



BBH Turangi 3 star hotels

About Us

A Plus Lodge Backpackers is your ideal budget hostel for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and hiking in the Tongariro National Park in summer, skiing/snowboarding at the Whakapapa ski field in winter and fishing in the Tongariro River or Lake Taupo all year round.

As the halfway point between Auckland and Wellington on State Highway 1, we are the ideal spot to take a break at.