10 Best Motels in Ohakune
10 Best Motels in Ohakune

10 Best Motels in Ohakune

© Ohakune Court Motel

Motel Accommodation in Ohakune

After a day on the slopes, hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, mountain biking or embarking on the Whanganui River canoe trip, you can be forgiven for wanting to retreat to your own private space. Ohakune’s motels can provide with self-contained units all over the town offering a convenient stay for solo travellers, couples, families and groups. From timber-lined chalet-style units to airy modern units to no-nonsense budget units, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste and budget in Ohakune. Find the right Ohakune motel for you with this list of the best motels in Ohakune.

For more help planning your trip to the “Carrot Capital”, check out The Complete Guide to Ohakune and the 10 Ohakune Must-Dos.

1. The Hobbit Motorlodge

While the name might seem a little cheesy for jumping on The Lord of the Rings bandwagon, The Hobbit Motorlodge actually has a good range of well-presented motel rooms for travellers. The lodge offers motel studios and multi-bedroom units with an ensuite and kitchen facilities to make for a fully functional stay. On-site is also an outdoor spa pool and a mountain shuttle service, as well as a backpackers lodge. See more like this in the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Ohakune.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© The Hobbit Motorlodge

2. Ohakune Central Motel & Lodge

Warm, modern and located just four minutes walk from the town centre, Ohakune Central Motel & Lodge is well worth considering. Stay in one of their king studio units, which are centrally heated, have a spacious modern kitchen with an oven, and an ensuite with a shower. With no other room types, this accommodation is best suited to couples and solo travellers. Other features include an outdoor hot tub and barbecue facilities.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© Ohakune Central Motel & Lodge

3. Ohakune Court Motel

A classic Kiwi motel, the Ohakune Court Motel isn’t anything flashy but still provides a pleasant and comfortable stay for those seeking their own space. Located between the main town and The Junction, the motels features stunning views of Mt Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park. Relax in the sunny courtyard and enjoy a self-contained stay in the various grades of studios, family units or the three-bedroom house with cooking facilities, ensuite and many with views of the mountain. Check out more places like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Ohakune.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© Ohakune Court Motel

4. The Peaks Motor Inn

Basic but comfortable, you can’t go too wrong at The Peaks Motor Inn. Located within walking distance of Ohakune’s restaurants and the road leading up the mountain, the motel provides a convenient stay in its studio and one-bedroom units ideal for couples and families/groups of three to four. Some units come with spa baths if you need that extra pampering, while a gym and sauna are also available for guests to use.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© The Peaks Motor Inn

5. Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge

Situated alongside the picturesque Mangawhero River, Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge offers a diverse range of motel rooms in Ohakune. Stay in self-contained studios, motel units, chalets or spacious apartments for large groups. Some units have underfloor heating and all have a private kitchen and bathroom. Alternatively, there are economy lodge rooms to keep the rates to a minimum with a communal kitchen and lounge.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge

6. Snowhaven

For contemporary studios sleeping two to four people or perhaps a three-bedroom townhouse, set your sights on Snowhaven. Featuring various grades of studios, Snowhaven’s studios feature quality kitchenettes, ensuites and modern furnishings and fixings, from the Economy Studio sleeping up to two to the Superior Studio sleeping up to four. The main motel is situated in the town centre, while larger groups may want to book into the three-bedroom townhouse in The Junction part of town.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© Snowhaven

7. Ruapehu Views Motel

Ruapehu Views Motel offers some ideal choices for families and groups. Their one- and two-bedroom family units come with complete kitchen facilities, while lounges are spacious and there are heaters and electric blanket to keep things toasty. What’s more, the rates are reasonable. There are also two types of studios for couples and solo travellers, each with full cooking facilities, while the upstairs units feature views of Mt Ruapehu.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© Ruapehu Views Motel

8. Ossies Motels and Chalets

A budget motel with timber-lined walls to keep in the with the ski chalet spirit, Ossies Motels and Chalets is a popular choice for groups and families on a budget. Every accommodation choice here fits at least six guests, as well as provides cooking facilities, free WiFi, heating and more – a true home away from home. While units are not serviced every day, this helps keep the price low. They also offer ski rental so you can get a quick start on the mountain.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© Ossies Motels and Chalets

9. Ohakune TOP 10 Holiday Park

Another place to look for motel accommodation in Ohakune is at the local holiday park. Ohakune TOP 10 Holiday Park offers a good selection of motel units, including fully self-contained studio units, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Units are quite compact but modernly furnished and well-priced, especially for families looking for a fun stay for the kids. There’s a playground, games room, trampoline, recreational gear hire, a kids’ club in the school holidays and more options for accommodation if you want something even cheaper. See more options like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Ohakune.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© Ohakune TOP 10 Holiday Park

10. Alpine Motel & Backpackers Lodge

Stay in one of the nine groundfloor studio and chalet units of the Alpine Motel & Backpackers Lodge and you’ll also have proximity to the town’s Thai restaurant, also on-site. Nevertheless, you can also cook up your own meals in the one-bedroom unit, family unit or two-bedroom chalet with cooking facilities. Note that the studio units only have a microwave and breakfast-making facilities. Alternatively, the lodge is a 40-bed backpacker hostel with dorms sleeping two to four people.

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10 Best Motels in Ohakune© Alpine Motel & Backpackers Lodge


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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