The Old Nurses Home & Doctors Residence
  • Snowy Waters MapOn the doorstep of Tongariro & Whanganui National Parks, Snowy Waters is a renovated Nurses Home with tonnes of character set within 5 acres of parklike grounds. We are near:

    • The Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Northern Circuit
    • Whanganui River Jet Boat Tours to the Bridge to Nowhere
    • Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail & other great rides
    • Whanganui River Canoe Journey
    • Turoa & Whakapapa Ski Area’s

    LODGE – 10 rooms sleeps 29 guests $1100 per night
    VILLA – 4 rooms sleeps 11 guests $400 per night
    Double/twin $80      Triple $115      Quad $140
    Double ensuite $120      Family room $140

    THE LODGE (The Old Nurses Home)

    • 4 x double rooms, 1 x twin, 1 x triple, 2 x quad rooms, 2 x family room
    • Magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu
    • Rustic themed kitchen with everything you need to self-cater
    • Large, sunny, north-facing lounge with magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu
    • Lodge Lounge WEB RESAll bedding supplied, includes white fluffy towels
    • 51” plasma TV with SKY, DVD player, PlayStation & stereo
    • Seperate male/female bathrooms each with 3 showers, 3 toilets & 2 handbasins
    • Laundry & separate drying room
    • Reception/activities desk
    • Central heating during winter plus the lounge has a fireplace
    • Extensive outdoor entertainment area with BBQ’s, a wood fired pizza oven & a big open fireplace
    • Heated spa pool surrounded by rocks & palm trees with views of Tongariro National Parks spectacular mountains
    • Meeting room space for up to 50 theatre style
    • Plenty of off-street coach/car parking
    • Mountain bike storage and wash down area
    • Full catering available upon request
    • Free WiFi vouchers
    • Serviced daily

    THE VILLA (The Doctors Residence)

    • Open-plan kitchen/lounge with fireplace (wood supplied), dining table
      & everything you need to self-cater
    • 2 x double rooms (1 with private ensuite), 1 x family room, 1 x triple
    • Outside entertainment area with BBQ & magnificent views of Mt Ruapehu
    • Villa-Lounge-WEB51″” plasma TV with SKY, DVD player & stereo
    • All bedding supplied, includes white fluffy towels
    • Bathroom with shower, toilet & handbasin
    • Central heating during winter plus the lounge has a fireplace
    • Heated spa pool surrounded by rocks & palm trees with views of Tongariro National Parks spectacular mountains
    • Seperate drying room
    • Plenty of off-street coach/car parking
    • Free WiFi vouchers
    • Mountain bike storage and wash down area
    • Full catering available upon request
    • Serviced daily

    Kids Entertainment

    • The Snowy Train
    • Kids Playground
    • Mini-petanque
    • Pet goat & miniature horse

    “Accommodation and entertainment all in one great venue”

    Situated midway between Auckland and Wellington, Napier and New Plymouth.
    Book your next family reunion, social club function or team building retreat with us.

    BACKPACKERS, CYCLISTS, TRAVELLING INDEPENDENTLY?

    It is possible to book rooms individually. We offer Bed and Breakfast style accommodation for those travelling independently or as a small group. Choose from double, twin, triple, quad or private double ensuite rooms. Family rooms are also available.

    We offer secure bike storage, a washdown area, luggage storage, and we’re happy to look after your car while you’re on the Whanganui River or walking the Northern Circuit.

    Our friendly reception staff live onsite and can arrange transport to the start of the Tongariro Crossing, the Whanganui River canoe or jet boat trip or to the many mountain bike trails within the Ruapehu region. We shop and dine out locally so are happy to recommend restaurants, cafes or make any bookings on your behalf. Alternatively, we can supply breakfast, a packed lunch and dinner with a little notice.

    Sorry we can’t take your pet pooch but we can recommend Mitredale Boarding Kennels on (06) 385 8016.