Riverstone Backpackers Turangi

Tongariro Crossing Accommodation

Riverstone Backpackers Turangi is an independently owned and operated boutique lodge & backpackers , offering quality accommodation, up to date information, and transport for exploring the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Tongariro Region.

We have modern facilities and a homely and relaxed atmosphere; with native gardens, a large deck and indoor fire – to return to each evening or laze around during the day. Riverstone is frequently rated by BBH Backpackers and on TripAdvisor Specialty Lodging, as one of the very best accommodation options in the region.

Using this Website

While you are naturally encouraged to make an enquiry for your accommodation at Riverstone Backpackers, this site is also a guide to the Tongariro region, the Tongariro National Park, and some of the highlights you could visit given your choice of travel routes to and from the region. For the most recent posts please check out our news and updates, or the latest fly fishing reports.

Riverstone Backpackers Turangi BedroomGroup Bookings

We welcome group bookings and are particularly well setup for fly fishing, snowboarding and skiing groups who may wish to book the entire facility – Riverstone Backpackers is suitable for 3 to 18 people. The region offers a range of outdoor activities and fly and boat fishing guides can be arranged.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Turangi: Gateway to the Tongariro National Park Riverstone Recommendation

Riverstone Backpackers Turangi

Turangi Township

Riverstone Backpackers is located in Turangi Gateway to the Tongariro National Park a region offering spectacular trekking and walking, trout and fly fishing, skiing and snowboarding, river rafting, hot pools & swimming, sky diving, jet boating and bungy jumping – all within 45minutes drive. Bookings for shuttle busses and activities can be arranged free of charge.

Map & Travel Routes

Tongariro Region Riverstone Recommendation

The Tongariro Region is world famous for its diverse range of ecosystems and spectacular landscapes which include the active volcanoes within the Tongariro National Park and Mt Ngauruhoe, which is better known as ‘Mt Doom’ from the Lord of the Rings films. There are a variety of trekking and walking opportunities including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, a comfortable 3 day round trip of the mountains. The park is one of only 24 global locations to be given UNESCO World Heritage Site dual status – as it is recognized for both its outstanding natural and cultural value.

Explore the Tongariro...


Mt Ruapehu Snowboarding & Skiing Mt Ruapehu Snowboarding & Skiing Snow Sports on the Volcanos Within the Tongariro National Park there are 2 major fields on for Mt Ruapehu snowboarding and ski...
Tongariro Mt Doom & Mt Ruapehu Tongariro Mt Doom  'Lord of the Rings' Landscapes Tongariro Traverse TrackTake a hike through the Mt Tongariro Mt Doom (Mt Ngauruhoe) 'Mordor' like landscapes...
Tongariro River Rafting & Kayaking Tongariro River Rafting & Kayaking Spectacular Gorges, River Journeys & Flat Water Tongariro River rafting in Turangi is good option on days when the Tonga...