Ruapehu District is a territorial authority near the centre of New Zealand's North Island.
Features of the District are is that it is landlocked, and is the home of Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the Raurimu Spiral are in the district.
Breathe the fresh mountain air and enjoy the clear waters of the Tongariro National Park from your base at the Skotel. The Skotel is an alpine retreat, nestled in the tussock, on the edge of the Whakapapa Village in the heart of the Tongariro National Park. Skotel's wood décor, friendly restaurant and bar, spa pools and lounge provide a comfortable base for all activities in the Tongariro National Park.
Skotel has a wide range of accommodation from superior and standard rooms with facilities in our hotel section, to twin or triple rooms in our backpackers wing. We also have 5 small cabins.
The Chateau Tongariro sits nestled in the shadow of three towering active volcanoes, and at the very foot of the majestic and sacred Mount Ruapehu. The 800 square kilometre Tongariro National Park–a dual listed World Heritage Area – provides a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Chateau to discover.
Ohakune is a year-round destination located in the central North Island, and in addition to winter skiing offers a multitude of outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing golf, mountain biking, scenic flights and jet-boating. Within a few minutes walk of the hotel, guests can explore some of New Zealand's oldest native bush.