Discovery Lodge is located on SH 47. We enjoy the most spectacular panorama of all three Tongariro National Park volcanoes.
A convenient location, we are the closest motel to Whakapapa, only 5 minutes away, and the closest accommodation to the start of the Tongariro Crossing, just 15 minutes away.

Click on the images below to see our location in relation to the Tongariro Crossing and Whakapapa Ski Field.

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Click on the links below for directions to Discovery from:

Auckland >> Rotorua >> Turangi >> Wellington >>
Hamilton >> Tauranga >> New Plymouth >> Wanganui >>
Waitomo Caves >> Taupo >> Napier >>  

Transport from National Park Village

Unfortunately there is no public transport from National Park Village to Discovery. Further more, Discovery does not operate a shuttle service to or from National Park Village. If you are travelling by bus, The Naked Bus company will drop off and pick up at Discovery. You will need to select Discovery, SH 47 from the list of stops. If you are travelling by train or Intercity Bus you will find a selection a excellent accommodation in National Park Village within walking distance of either. 

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