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About Us

Proudly New Zealand owned & operated since 1993

Let us introduce ourselves and our story! our names are Andrea & Zeus Messenger, and our children are Abby & Cody. Our children are the third generation to soak up this wonderful back yard. We are experts on what to do in National Park and how to do it! Whether you have small children or teenagers, there is something to do here that will suit your adventure taste buds.

Plateau Lodge is fully owned and operated by Ruapehu locals. We believe National Park Village is the best place to visit on an escape from your own home or country. We are all about supporting the community and are involved in local Business Networks, Schooling Committees, Nature Programmes and numerous Charities all around that need help. We are also striving towards the challenge of being sustainable and working through to a Zero Carbon status. How exciting!

We are a family business and have been here since 1993. Plateau Lodge was a backpacker wing, and over the years we have moved the business into the modern age and now proudly have 24 rooms ranging from fully self-contained Modern Two-Bedroom Apartments, to King Studio Pods. The main Lodge is still here, now providing private lodge rooms which are connected to an open, communal lounge/kitchen area.

Featured Amenities 

Breakfast  & Lunch Packs                    Celebration Packages                         Free Wifi

On Site Massage Room                       Table Tennis & Darts Area                   Walking distance to all Village cafes/Bars/Restaurants 

Toys/ Books / Magazines                      Gardens & Picnic tables                      Daily Shuttles to Ski area & Tongariro National Park

Environmental Statement

We at Plateau Lodge strive to make a difference towards the environment and of course protecting Mother Earth. Green lodging is about savings — materials, waste, electricity, and ultimately reducing greenhouse gases. 

The New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment aims to see every New Zealand tourism business committed to sustainability by 2025.

Plateau Lodge is playing a key part to be committed to be sustainable. We only offer the following services with certified & accredited manufactures: We deal with manufactures who certify their products are sustainable manufactured. 

Digital Guest Directory. For further breakdown of our support click on our "Digital Compendium"

Lodge & Room Features

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Accessible on-site parking                         Van Accessible on-site parking

Hairdryers                                                  Tea & Coffee                              

Accessible Vanities                                    Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Some rooms have Bathtub                         Room Windows Open

Wheelchair Parking & Disabled Room       Some rooms TV

Free Guest Parking on site                         All Linen & Towels are Supplied

Check-in: 2:00 pm                                      Check-out: 11:00 am

Smoke Free Rooms

EV charging Stations

National Park Village has over 15 charging stations located at the Park & Ride on Findlay street 2min drive away

Sustainable Transport & Parking

There is plenty of parking at Plateau Lodge and overnight parking is available to all in house guests at no extra costs

Looking for a sustainable transport option from Taupo or Turangi or Tongariro Alpine Crossing? Try My Waka Your Waka.

Plateau Lodge is certified by Qualmark, whose Sustainable Tourism Business (STB) Criteria are Recognised by the GSTC for being equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria.