Riverstone Backpackers Turangi

Tongariro Crossing Accommodation

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

We have modern facilities and a homely and relaxed atmosphere. There are native gardens, flash kitchen and a large deck and in winter often an open fire. Riverstone is frequently rated by BBH Backpackers and on TripAdvisor Specialty Lodging, as the very best Tongariro Crossing accommodation.

Using this Website

Book your accommodation here, but also use this website as a guide to the Tongariro region. There are sections on the Tongariro National Park, and a choice of travel routes. For recent posts please check out our news and updates, or the latest Tongariro fly fishing reports.

Riverstone Backpackers Turangi BedroomGroup Bookings

We welcome group bookings and are especially well setup for Tongariro fly fishing, snowboarding and Mt Ruapehu skiing groups. You could book the entire facility, Riverstone Backpackers is suitable for 3 to 18 people. The region offers a range of outdoor activities and trout and fly 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, Tongariro river rafting, Tokaanu hot pools & swimming, Taupo sky diving, jet boating and bungy jumping – all within 45minutes drive. Bookings for Tongariro shuttle bus 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. There are active volcanoes within the Tongariro National Park including Mt Ngauruhoe, also known as ‘Mt Doom’ from the Lord of the Rings films. There are a variety of trekking and walking opportunities, the Tongariro Northern Circuit is a 3 day round trip of the mountains. The Tongariro National Park is one of 24 global locations that has UNESCO World Heritage Site dual status, it is an area of outstanding natural and cultural value.

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