Contact Details

The Hobbit Motorlodge

80 Goldfinch Street,
Ohakune, New Zealand

Phone: +64 6 385 8248
Your Hosts: Fran and Mark Binning

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Welcome to The Hobbit Motorlodge, Ohakune accommodation

The Hobbit Motorlodge is a charming, purpose built alpine lodge and motel complex. The Hobbit aims to offer its guests the best accommodation in town. It is the accommodation of first choice for many repeat and discerning guests due to its' quality, spacious rooms and high standards of cleanliness and service.

Ideally located between the Ohakune mainstreet and Junction (winter nightlife area) on the road to the Turoa skifield and 45 mins to Whakapapa it is surrounded by beautiful mature native and exotic trees and offers its guests a quiet alpine retreat.

Our facilities include an outside spa pool amongst the trees, Sky TV and FREE Wireless Internet. For the skiers we have racks in every room, a substantial drying room and the mountain shuttle services can pick you up from our entrance.

Visitors are spoiled for choice of activities no matter what the weather – look at the full details on our activities page – Ohakune and its surrounds offers so much.


Come stay at The Hobbit Motorlodge and take advantage of our Tongariro Crossing Specials.

Basic special is stay for two nights in our standard studio with transport to and from the crossing included for $305 (the special applies for two people, additional person cost $75).

Convenient pick-up and return at The Hobbit.

Similar packages available for our other room types. Specials only available by contacting us directly. Call Fran or Mark on 06 385 8248, or email:


We have seen the last of winter and its time to take advantage of the central plateau all round activities. Walking, mountain biking, canoeing, rafting, and golf are some of the broad range of activities on offer.

We have accommodation deals for:

- Seniors (bring your Gold Card along)

- Mountain Bikers (Old Coach Road and many more tracks to enjoy)

- School Camp Groups (our bunk rooms are perfect and very cost effective)

- Car Club Enthusiasts (a great gathering place for your club with plenty of off street parking at your door)

- Motorcycle Clubs (as above, with out-of-the-weather parking under verandahs)

Call us on 06 385 8248, talk to Fran or Mark and discuss what we can do for you or your group.


The Hobbit now has a ground floor studio unit available for guests with dogs.
Guests requiring our dog friendly unit must book directly by phone or email.
A charge of $25 applies to all booking with dogs.
Our resident dog manager, Poppy the Golden Retriever, looks forward to welcoming you and your pet.
Please note the Terms and Conditions that apply to pets located on the Accommodation page of this website.

THE HOBBIT MOTORLODGE is an ideal base for your group with a number of accommodation options from bunkrooms to luxury apartments. Discounts are available depending on group size. Discuss your requirements with our staff and they will be happy to offer competitive pricing.

In addition, staff at The Hobbit can help you with booking shuttle services, dining options.



Upcoming Nearby Events

Contact Mark and Fran at The Hobbit (06 385 8248, to discuss your individual, family or team accommodation for up coming events.


Ohakune Township and Facilities

Please see our Activities page.


Terms and Conditions

Please click here for our terms and conditions.