chateau tongariro hotel

Buildings | Mountains
The Chateau Tongariro Hotel exudes a timeless elegance amongst a stunning landscape.
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historic elegance

The elegant Chateau Tongariro is located within Whakapapa Village, in the heart of the Tongariro National Park. This is the oldest national park in New Zealand and it is located in the central North Island. It is surrounded by the sacred peaks of Mount Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.

A timeless neo-Georgian building constructed in 1929, the architecture reflects the hotel’s notable history.

The hotel unfortunately was closed in February 2023 due to seismic work needing to be done. You can film the exterior but the interior is out of bounds.

1920's mountain resort

The Chateau was modelled after the Lake Lousie Resort in Canada by Timaru-based architect Herbert Hall (1880–1939).

historic elegance

Offering a stunning building in an incredible mountain backdrop.

winter wonderland

With access to ski fields and mountains in the backdrop of the chateau, this location can double as European or North American resorts.

permit details

Department of Conservation

location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

348 Kilometres | 4 Hours, 22 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

177 Kilometres | 2 Hours, 10 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

177 Kilometres | 2 Hours, 10 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

265 Kilometres | 3 Hours, 16 Minutes

Taupo CBD

94 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 18 Minutes