Book a trip with your mates down to Tongariro National Park.

Winter is coming! Grab your mates and head down to the Lodge for a fun and affordable getaway.

From just $100 per night our Lodge sleeps up to 12 people (that’s less than $9 per person) and thanks to our friends at Tongariro River Rafting you can enjoy a 20% discount for white water rafting and mountain biking. Just use the code AUSM20 when booking. You can book online here or call 0800 10 10 24.


The AuSM Lodge is the ideal choice for students and external groups planning a budget holiday.

Our Lodge is located in the heart of the Tongariro National Park Village and has a rustic and refreshingly simple feel.

The National Park Village is a small locality in Ruapehu with the World Heritage Tongariro National Park (Tongariro Crossing) to the east and the Whanganui National Park to the West.

Cheap and cheerful

The Lodge sleeps up to 12 people in three bunk rooms (four single bunk beds in each room). Every room has an en-suite bathroom.

The accommodation features a flat-screen TV and a very effective wood burner in the open plan living/ dining area. Firewood is provided to keep you warm and cozy during those winter months.


  • Fully equipped kitchen.
    • Includes: fridge, toaster, kettle, microwave, oven and stovetop.
  • Fully furnished open-plan dining area and lounge.
  • Wall mounted flat-screen TV.
  • 12 single bunk beds.
  • Bed pillows (without cases).
  • 3 bathrooms.
    • Bathmats and toilet paper provided.
  • Wood-burner fire.
  • Dishwashing and cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Parking.

To bring

You will need to bring your own bed sheets and duvets, blankets and/or sleeping bags.

Hot water bottles are a must for those chilly winter nights!

The Lodge is self-catering so you’ll need to bring all the food you require.

AuSM Lodge
11 Carroll Street
Tongariro National Park Village

Contact the AuSM team now for more information and assistance with bookings.

Email: ausm@aut.ac.nz
Phone: 09 921 9999 (ext. 9805)