The Crossing Backpackers

The best times don't have to be 5 star. We offer backpacker and lodge style accommodation in the heart of the Tongariro National Park - one of New Zealand's natural adventure playgrounds.

Per night
$15 - $45

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  • Bronze 3 Star Plus


It’s awesome here, anytime of year. Warm in the winter, cool in the summer. Relax after a day on the mountains. We have dorm rooms, single or twin share, double, ensuite double, and family units available for your convenience.

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There are many activities to keep you entertained both on-site and off. Tramping, climbing, mountaineering, fishing, cycling, snowboarding, river rafting/canoeing/kayaking, and the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

You name it, you can do it from here. Be it relaxation or excitement you are after, you're sure to have a great time.


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Physical address

The Crossing Backpackers, Erua Road East, National Park, Ruapehu, 3948, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am - 8.00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Children Welcome
  • Courtesy Transport
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Spa Pool
  • Waste Station
Proximity to airport:
Taupo Airport, 1hr &15min away
Proximity to coach terminal:
Intercity Bus - National Park Village, Overlander Train - National Park Village, We offer a free pickup and drop off to the train and bus station in National Park Village.
Proximity to town:
4km from National Park Village, 20 min from Ohakune, 30 min from Taumarunui, 40 min from Turangi
Number of rooms:

Pricing and Conditions

  High season Low season
  (Jun - Oct) (Nov - May)
Per night $20.00 - $45.00 $15.00 - $34.00
Other charges:
See accommodation page on our website for full details
Further pricing information:
See accommodation page on our website for Package Deals

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