Combining all the facilities of a Qualmark 4 star rated hotel with the ambience of a lodge, the Powderhorn Chateau is situated in Ohakune at the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park. This stunning alpine wonderland is one of only a handful of sites throughout the world to be given dual natural and cultural World Heritage status by UNESCO.

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.

Our 30 hotel suites all feature unique individual touches. Their timbered interiors, queen-sized beds and large bathrooms create a homely feel and all are furnished with quality linens and fabrics. All have a lounge suite, Sky TV, work-desk with telephone and modem and tea and coffee making facilities. Suite bathrooms have a bath, shower and hair dryers. Some suites are available as twins or triples.

The "Mansion" is ideal for larger groups, sleeping between six and eight adults. It boasts large open plan living with a spacious private balcony featuring alfresco dining facilities overlooking the Mangawhero River and native bush.

During the winter months of June through to October, the Powderhorn Chateau offers a choice of two restaurants and bars. Both restaurants have large, open fireplaces which contribute to the warm, friendly atmosphere of the hotel. Those dining with us can expect excellent food and service.

The Powderkeg Restaurant and Bar
The Powderkeg is the heart of the Powderhorn Chateau and is where the most of the fun tends to begin! A favourite apres ski haunt right at the bottom of the mountain road, the Powderkeg guarantees a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Many a tall story is told over a cold beer around the glowing open fire.

The Powderkeg, open from 4pm daily, is famous for its generous portions of fresh, hearty cuisine.

The Matterhorn Restaurant and Bar
The Matterhorn is the ideal venue for special occasions, offering large tables and private dining areas if required. French doors from the restaurant open out onto a balcony, where diners can enjoy al fresco dining in the afternoon sun.

Hot Pool
The Powderhorn Chateau has an indoor heated pool, maintained at between 36 and 38 degrees, located on the ground floor. This facility is complimentary to house guests.

Activities and facilities

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Conference/Meeting facilities
  • Indoor pool - heated
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Non-smoking property
  • On-site parking
  • On-site undercover parking
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant/s
  • Room service - limited service
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi access

Business facilities

  • Internet Access in the foyer and in all rooms.
  • Facismile available in reception.
  • Photocopying.
  • Conference facilities cater for 50 - 80 pax with large screen, electronic whiteboard, TV & Video

Location

194 Mangawhero Terrace, Ohakune New Zealand, (Bottom of the Mountain Road PO Box 222, Ohakune)

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Powderhorn Chateau

Rooms and rates

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The Apartment

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The Apartment features an private balcony, open plan lounge and dining furnished with quality fabrics and furniture. The sleeping configuration includes; a master suite, a queen suite, a twin suite with a queen loft above, two spa bathrooms.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Bathrobes
  • CD player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Kitchenette (basic facilities)
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 3 doubles and 2 singles

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Bed and Breakfast

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Enjoy a luxurious evening one of our suites with an 'alpine feel' and along with a continental breakfast the following morning.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Bath
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Opening windows
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  • Shower over bath
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  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1 double

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Friday & Saturday

Minimum 2 night stay
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Enjoy a suite with warm timbered interiors each completed with individual finishings and details. Luxurious beds and large bathrooms create a cosy alpine feel. Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and use of indoor hot pool. Restaurant open.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1queen

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Queen Suite

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Enjoy a suite with warm timbered interiors each completed with individual finishings and details. Luxurious beds and large bathrooms create a cosy alpine feel. Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and use of indoor hot pool. Restaurant open.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / courtyard
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking only
  • Opening windows
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator - bar size
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea/Coffee Making
  • TV
  • Wireless / WiFi
  • 1queen

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Additional information

Check In 1400hrs
Check In Instructions Late check-ins (later than 10pm) by arrangement only.
Check Out 1000hrs
Getting There We are 4.5 hours drive from Auckland and 3.5 hours from Wellington. You can also catch the train, which stops 50 metres down the road from the Powderhorn Chateau.
Parking We have undercover and off street car parking available at no extra cost.
Things To Do The best-known and most popular activities in the area include skiing the Turoa and Whakapapa skifields, canoeing the Whanganui River and walking in Tongariro National Park. From the air, the magnificence of the parks' scenery can be enjoyed by way of a scenic flight taking in the mountains, which graced cinema screens worldwide in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. During the summer months, skifield operators Ruapehu Alpine Lifts offer chairlift rides through Whakapapa ski area, affording visitors expansive views of the other large North Island mountains - Ngarahoe, Tangariro and, farther off, Taranaki.

The district offers some excellent mountain bike trails - one favourite being the 17-kilometre downhill from Turoa skifield to the Powderhorn Chateau, a great challenge for you and your bike alike. For golfers, Waimarino golf course boasts well-groomed fairways, manicured greens and sweeping views of Mount Ruapehu. Enquire about golf clinics with Geoff Pitman, a professional golfer for over 20 years.

The Powderhorn Chateau can help organise half-day to full-day trips, transfers and, if required, a delicious picnic lunch for your excursions from our kitchens.
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