Welcome to Snowy Waters Lodge

A great place with fun people for Accommodation and Functions

Snowy Waters Lodge is a unique accommodation provider with an awesome events venue for up to 60 people. An affordable solution for family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and other special events.

Just a short drive from Ohakune, close to Turoa Ski Area, the Whanganui River, Whakapapa Ski Area and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Snowy Waters Lodge is the perfect stay for all your outdoor adventures.

There are many activities in the area, from Horse Treks, River Kayak Tours, Jet-boating, Cycle Trails, Hiking, Tongariro Crossing, Snowboarding, Snow skiing, Hunting, Golfing, Clay Bird Shooting etc. After a day of adventure come and relax in one of the Lodge’s spa pools overlooking the spectacular Mt Ruapehu.

The Lodge was originally built in 1941 as a Nurses Home and Doctors Residence for staff of the Waimarino Hospital (1922 – 2009). The building oozes character and the rustic charm of yesteryear.


Google Review Haydn Murdoc: Awesome place to stay in Raetihi, especially for a big group like we had (30 people). The rooms were warm, the beds comfy and there were plenty of beds, they even provided individual hot water bottles. The bathrooms were clean and tidy and there was plenty of hot water in the high-pressure showers. They have two outdoor spas, a large bbq area, complete with outdoor fireplace. There are two separate kitchens and dining areas, both with well stocked wood burners in them. The largest dining area had enough space for a dance floor, which we happily utilised. The staff were helpful, but unobtrusive. Very reasonably priced. A great option for accommodation, whether you are just wanting a break away from it all or to use it as a base for access to the ski fields of Mt Ruapehu.



Murder Mysteries 

Murder Mistry parties

Give your employees a Xmas party they’ll never forget, or whisk your friends and family away for a night of murder, mystery, mayhem and laughter. Note: R16 and rather “politically incorrect”

Social Clubs & Team Building Events

Need a location for your next social club function? We have plenty of team building activity suggestions. Our venue is relaxed, fun and affordable. We are close to Mt Ruapehu ski areas, the Tongariro Crossing and mountain bike trails.

Weddings & Family Reunions

Our charming venue is rich with history, character and magnificent views. Fourteen guest rooms and 6 garden cabins can accommodate up to 60 guests. We host small weddings and are a popular choice for family reunions. 

Why Snowy Waters Lodge

Book all four rooms in the Doctors Residence for a party of 10. Ten rooms in the Old Nurses Home will suit groups of up to 30 people. A further 20 guests can be accommodated in our Garden Cabins. We host small weddings, family reunions and special events. 
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