Welcome to our quarterly customer update. Each quarter we will share local travel news, tips and advice for travelers, as well as the latest news from Parklands Motor Lodge. We will also fill you in on upcoming events in Turangi and feedback from customers who have chosen to stay with us.
In The News:
Parking Limits for Tongariro Crossing
The Department of Conservation has introduced a four-hour parking limit for the Tongariro Crossing, and hikers who park for more than the allocated time will now have their wheels clamped. We recommend you take advantage of the daily shuttles from our motel. Click "Read More' to get further information on the parking limits.
The Tongariro Crossing
This is a population attraction and super busy, and many guests choose our motel as their home base. (We offer daily transport and are the closest town to the crossing) Make sure you are fully prepared, as there of plenty of recent articles in the news lately about those who were not! We have written a blog with everything you need to consider. Click Read More to have a look.
Did You Know?
Do you know what a Crampon is?
These steel spikes are used on Winter walks where the snow covered ground is steep and potentially icy. By strapping crampons onto a good firm pair of boots you can have much better grip. Not every track on the mountain needs crampons, but they are typically used on the Winter Tongariro Alpine Crossing trip. (You won't need them this time of year!)
Crampons, among other items needed for the hike, can be hired from Ski Biz, a local Equipment Hire Shop.
What is the best time to Trout fish in Turangi?
Although Trout Fishing is consistent throughout the year, you will get the best results on these waters from October through March. Talk to us at Parklands Motor Lodge, for advice on organising your Turangi Trout Fishing Adventure. Click Read More for further info on Trout Fishing in Turangi.
The Family Fun Day - 31st March 2018
Enjoy a free day out to enjoy with family and friends. Plenty of fun things to do including bouncy castles, mini fair stalls, wandering performers, live music and much more. Come along to the Tongariro North Domain to join in on the fun. Find out more here.
The Extravaganza Fair - 28th and 29th April 2018
Bring the family and enjoy market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment and more. See you at the Tongariro North Domain, and admission is free! Find out more here.
Reviews and Feedback:
We want to make sure every guest enjoys their stay with us. But don’t take our word for it, just look at what our guests are saying:
"We were on a road trip from Auckland to Wellington and decided to stop at Turangi. We were pleased with our choice of accommodation. The unit was clean, tidy, well laid out and had all that we required. We had dinner at the restaurant and can say the food was divine. We would happily stay again."
- 5 STARS - Erin from Auckland, New Zealand, 20 February 2018 (TripAdvisor)
"The rooms were very spacious and well equipped. Ours had two bedrooms a double and a twin. The rooms also contained a well-equipped kitchenette and a table and chairs so it would be easy for you to cook meals for yourselves.
A big surprise was the quality of the meals. These were served in the small restaurant area next to the reception and bar, Nice buffet with cold and hot choices for breakfast. The evening meals were waitress served and there was a nice selection of dishes. Food was well presented and tasted good, really enjoyed the orange roughy fish.
A very good base for doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing from."
- 5 STARS - Dennis from Merseyside, 23 January 2018 (TripAdvisor)
Have you stayed with us before? How did we do?
We hope you enjoyed our news update and please feel free to share it with anyone who is looking to plan a trip to Turangi. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook to hear about what’s happening in the region!
If you have any questions about Parklands Motor Lodge in Turangi, give us a call or send us a message, we would love to hear from you.
Until next time,
Craig and Angela
Your Hosts, Parklands Motor Lodge