The Powderhorn Chateau is a popular destination for travellers, ski and mountain enthusiasts, and is an ideal venue for events and special occasions.
Combining all the facilities of an up-market hotel with the ambience of a alpine lodge, the Powderhorn Chateau is situated in Ohakune at the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park. This stunning alpine wonderland is one of only a handful of sites throughout the world to be given dual natural and cultural World Heritage status by UNESCO.
Tongariro National Park boasts diverse landscapes consisting of volcanic peaks, dense beech forests and thermal hot springs and numerous walking tracks, including the stunning Tongariro Crossing, which many consider the finest one-day walk in New Zealand. The beautiful Whanganui National Park is also close at hand, a diverse landscape of rivers, waterfalls, gorges abundant in native flora and fauna.
Ohakune is a year-round destination located in the central North Island, and in addition to winter skiing offers a multitude of outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing golf, mountain biking, scenic flights and jet-boating. Within a few minutes walk of the hotel, guests can explore some of New Zealand's oldest native bush.
The Powderhorn offers the closest available accommodation to Turoa Skifield, which together with Whakapapa Ski field just 30 minutes away, puts New Zealand's two largest commercial ski fields at your disposal.
How to find us
How to find us
Once in Ohakune, the Powderhorn Chateau is easy to find; simply locate the i-SITE on SH49/Clyde Street. Take the street opposite street, this is Goldfinch. Travel along Goldfinch Street until you reach the bottom off the Ohakune Mountain Road. We are the large wooden building to your right just before a pedestrian over bridge.