Walk to the Taranaki falls, Tongariro National Park
Explore Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park
Discover Lake Rotopaunamu, Tongariro National Park

About Us

Plateau Lodge is fully owned and operated by Ruapehu locals. We believe National Park Village is the best place to visit while escaping from your own home or country. We are all about supporting the community and we are involved in Business networks, Schooling committees, Nature programmes and all round Charity's thats needs to help. We are striving towards the challenge of being sustainable and working through to a Zero Carbons status. How exciting!

We are a family business and have been here since the start of time. Plateau Lodge was started back in 1993 with a backpacker wing over the years we have move the business into a modern age and now proudly have 24 rooms ranging from Modern Two Bedroom Apartments fully self contained to newly pointed King Studio Pods. The main Lodge is still here but are now private lodge rooms which are connected to an open lounge/kitchen.

I would like to introduce us and let you know 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 and how to do it no matter if you have small children or teen-ages. There is something to do that will suit you adventure taste buds.

Plateau Lodge 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. So far, there are over 800 different green certifications offered around the world. 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


Here at Plateau Lode we are always striving towards new innovative ways to ensure we are heading in the right direction  for Green technology and circular economy are manufacturing concepts that minimise the waste and pollution and can be achieved through sustainable steps.

It is widely accepted by now that the “normal” supply chains of material use — producing materials, using them, and then discarding them is not an option


Sustainable tourism is defined by the UN Environment Program and UN World Tourism Organization as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts. Plateau Lodge has taken measures in addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.


Plateau Lodge is involved in sustainable tourism taking into account any probable or possible impacts of tourism on the present and future social, environmental and economic structure of a place and it includes taking measures to conserve the biodiversity and cultural heritage of the Tongariro & Wanganui National Parks.


New Zealand & Plateau Lodge Tiaki Promise. If you like to know more about what engagement we are working towards please emails us for our Tourism Sustainability Commitment Action Plan

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