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.


The Hobbit has now 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 & Conditions that apply to pets located on the Accommodation page of this website. 


22 June 2019


Available Through 21 June 2019

Special bookings only available by phoning or e-mailing directly

Accommodation and Transport to and from the crossing

Stay two nights in our standard Premium Suite for $305 with transport to the crossing via Dempsey Buses Shuttle Services. Convenient pick-up at The Hobbit and return.

This special applies for two people. Additional person cost $75 (2 nights accommodation and transport.

Similar packages available for our other room types. Contact Fran or Mark at The Hobbit direct to find out more.

Looking for the perfect location for your next club or groups trip or outdoor experience destination, look no further than Ohakune in the Ruapehu area.
Ohakune is not just for skiers anymore. It is a summer destination as well with many activities including:

Mountain Biking

The Tongariro Crossing

Kayaking and canoeing on the Whanganui River

Rafting on the Tongariro River

Many cycle trails

Scenic and bush hiking trails

Horse trekking

Climbing wall in the heart of Ohakune

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

Summer activities are now happening in the Ruapehu area between now and next ski season. The Hobbit is an ideal base for you or your group looking to participate in any of the following:

- Through 16th June - NZ Army Museum, Waiouru, "Let me be Myself" the life story of Anne Frank

- June 22nd - Mardi Gras 2019. 


Contact Mark and Fran at The Hobbit (06 385 8248, to discuss your individual, family or team accommodation for any of the above events.


Ohakune Township and Facilities

Please see our Activities page.


Terms and Conditions

Please click here for our terms and conditions.