Riverstone Backpackers

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Accommodation

Riverstone Backpackers is an independently owned and operated boutique backpackers , offering quality accommodation and the best information and transport for exploring the Tongariro Alpine Crossing or the Tongariro Region.

We have modern facilities, a homely and relaxed atmosphere – 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 options in the region.

Using this Website

While you are naturally encouraged to make an enquiry for your accommodation at Riverstone Lodge & 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 Taupo region. For the most recent posts please check out our news and updates, or the latest fly fishing reports.

Riversone Backpackers Ensuite BathroomGroup Bookings

We offer and number of options for 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 or lake cruises can be arranged.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Turangi: Gateway to the Tongariro National Park Riverstone Recommendation

Turangi Township

Turangi Township

Riverstone Lodge & Backpackers is located in Turangi Gateway to the Tongariro National Park and a region which offers 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. All bookings for shuttle busses and activities can be arranged free of charge through Riverstone Backpackers.

Map & Travel Routes

Tongariro Region Riverstone Recommendation

The Tongariro Region is world famous for its diverse range of ecosystems and spectacular landscapes. There are active volcanoes within the Tongariro National Park including Mt Ngauruhoe – also known as ‘Mt Doom’ from the Lord of the Rings films – and a variety of trekking and walking opportunities. The Tongariro Northern Circuit is one of the NZ Great Walks, and is 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 – it is recognized for both its outstanding natural and cultural value.