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Bayview Chateau Tongariro

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Overview - Bayview Chateau Tongariro. Copyright Bayview Chateau Tongariro.

The elegant Chateau Tongariro is located within Whakapapa Village - in the heart of the Tongariro National Park and was constructed in 1929.

Today, the hotel provides accommodation, restaurants, bars, conference facilites and is a popular wedding destination. The hotel is surrounded by a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Tongariro National Park to discover.



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Overview



Since early last century, the Chateau Tongariro has occupied a special place in the hearts and minds of New Zealander's and visitors from across the globe, who have stayed in this famously elegant hotel.

The Chateau Tongariro sits nestled in the shadow of three towering active volcanoes, and at the very foot of the majestic and sacred Mount Ruapehu. The 800 square kilometre Tongariro National Park – a dual listed World Heritage Area – provides a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Chateau to discover. With arid badlands, crater and alpine lakes, sparkling rivers, breath-taking lunar landscapes, lush rainforest and alpine meadows to be explored, staying at the Chateau Tongariro is an all-seasons, utterly unique experience not to be missed.

In winter and spring, you're literally minutes away from exhilarating ski slopes. Year round, you're on the doorstep of one of nature's finest playgrounds, amongst the world's finest wild trout fishing and at the doorstep of 'New Zealand's best one day walk' - the acclaimed Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Since early last Century, our guests have enjoyed service and ambiance that is simply second-to none...