The Crossing Backpackers

Located between Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields for the winter we also provide an ideal base for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with transport options available.


Per night
$18.00 - $130.00
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It’s awesome here, anytime of year. We offer a free bus & train shuttle from National Park Village. With family and studio units, backpacker or private rooms we cater for individuals, small groups, large groups and families, with camping available in the summer. A communal kitchen, lounge, dining room, DVD room, pool table, table tennis, free WiFi, spa pool and drying room, central heating in all rooms.

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

In the summer months our daily shuttle to the great one day walk, The Tongariro Alpine Crossing operates. Or enjoy one of the areas spectacular shorter walks.

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Physical address

9 Erua Road East, National Park, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $18.00 - $130.00
Other charges:
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Further pricing information:
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Cancellation policy:
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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:
6km from National Park Village, 20 min from Ohakune, 30 min from Taumarunui, 40 min from Turangi
Number of rooms:

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Opening times

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

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