Skotel Alpine Resort

New Zealand’s highest hotel

Skotel Alpine Resort

New Zealand’s highest hotel

Skotel Alpine Resort

Every day is an adventure

Explore

Hike, Ski, Bike, Ride

Mt Ruapehu

An unforgettable destination

Skotel Resort, New Zealand

Skotel Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s highest hotel and is located in the heart of the North Island within the Tongariro National Park.  

The 3.5 star hotel, offers guests a variety of room types, from backpacker students rooms, to view rooms of the Park and the volcanic mountain peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu.

Skotel Alpine Resort is located in Whakapapa Village at the foot of Mount Ruapehu.   Conveniently located near the ski slopes during the season (June to October), within 1km of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre and at the entrance to the Taranaki Falls Trail walk.  The Mount Ruapehu ski area is a 6km drive up the mountain from the Village.

Skotel Alpine Resort is a 3 hour drive from Hamilton Airport, 4.5 hours from the Auckland and Wellington Airports.

The hotel is the ideal base for exploring the UNESCO world heritage parks – and the many hiking and biking trails in the area.  From the hotel you can walk to Taranaki Falls, Tawhai Falls, Tama Lakes and for those up for a day trail walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.  

After an exciting day hiking, biking, skiing (Jun-Oct) or sight-seeing guests can enjoy a refreshing sauna, a relaxing spa, or unwind over a drink or a meal at the Skotel Restaurant and Bar.

At the Skotel our friendly, experienced staff have all the information to enable you to design your own adventure.  

6 THINGS YOU’LL LOVE

Ski Shop

Spa

Sauna

Restaurant

Bar

Minutes to Whakapapa Village

Seaview Resort

Our Rooms

Skotel offers a range of accommodation options including hotel accommodation, backpacker’s accommodation (in separately rented rooms) and small cabins.

CONTACT US

Contact Us

WHERE

Address

Whakapapa Village, SH 48
PO Box 30, Ngauruhoe Place
Mt Ruapehu

Contact Numbers

Freecall: 0800 756 835
International: +64 7 892 3719

Nearby Places

Ski lifts:
New Zealand’s largest ski area: 4km

From nearest airport:
Taupo Airport 91km

Walking attractions:
Emerald Lakes 15km walk

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Indoor Climbing Wall

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Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro Crossing

Considered the best one-day walk in New Zealand, the Tongariro Crossing passes over varied and spectacular volcanic terrain. In the presence of two active volcanoes you can experience some of Tongariro National Park's special gifts. A cold mountain spring, lava flows,...

Activities & Attractions

Activities & Attractions

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