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

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 with 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 our brand new King Studio Pods. The main Lodge is still here, now providing private lodge rooms which are connected to an open, communal lounge/kitchen area.

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. 

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. 

Plateau Lodge is all about supporting the local community through active participation at industry events, business networks with Andrea Messenger serving as Chairperson of the National Park Village Business Association, schooling committees, nature programmes, numerous charities as well as working towards a Zero Carbon status.

On our digital compendium we have more information towards our promise.

Digital Guest Directory". www.guestfriend.com/plateau-lodge?language=en 

If you like to know more about what engagement we are working towards please email us for our Tourism Sustainability Commitment Action Plan