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1 room, 2 adults

Sportsmans Lodge

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Great for families

Good to know

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free self parking
15 Taupahi Road, Turangi, 3334, New Zealand

Riverfront hotel in Turangi
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Free WiFi
    • Arcade/game room
    • Free self parking
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  • Nice and quiet location outside of town centre (but still walking distance). Double room…Feb 12, 2020
  • Beautiful. It has everything I needed . And the town is pretty near.Mar 27, 2019

Sportsmans Lodge

from €55
  • Double Room
  • Cottage
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room

What’s around Sportsmans Lodge


  • Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre - 9 min walk
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Lake Taupo - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Tongariro National Park (and vicinity) - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Tokaanu Thermal Pools - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Lake Rotopounamu - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Kuratau Jetty - 12.4 mi / 19.9 km
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing - 15.6 mi / 25 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 31 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free self parking

  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Sportsmans Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Sportsmans Lodge Turangi
  • Sportsmans Turangi
  • Sportsmans Lodge Hotel
  • Sportsmans Lodge Turangi
  • Sportsmans Lodge Hotel Turangi


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD $15.00 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 10.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Sportsmans Lodge

  • Are pets allowed at Sportsmans Lodge?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Sportsmans Lodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sportsmans Lodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 106 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Worth money
Good location. Small room with tidy bathroom. Big and good equipment kitchen which use all guest. Also lounge. Friendly staff.
Dusan, ie1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Service
Great stop off on our road trip. Cozy and FANTASTIC SERVICE!
Janae, ie1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hidden gem
Cottage is pretty good, neatand we loved the stay...
Ganesh, nz1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Overall good
Good location if you have car and nice nature around. Friendly and helpful staff but no cleaning or changing of towels during our whole stay for 4 days. Really small room.
nz4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Compact but clean room.
The location was good, tucked away in a street with fishing river behind. The place is clean but compact. Nice laid back feel, right for price.
Adrian, us2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Cheap as chips and quality to match
Our staff member found the bathroom very small, and commented that if one of our bigger staff members had gone down, he would not have been able to get into the shower or sit on the toilet. Bed was uncomfortable and unit was rundown.
Tricia, nz1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Quaint Lodge in a Natural Setting
We stayed overnight at Sportsmans Lodge, in the cottage, which we can highly recommend. The cottage is well set up with a full kitchen, lounge, comfy bed and new bathroom. It has the feel of a hunting lodge, which it may have been in the past, with wood panelling on the walls, leather coaches and dark carpet. It is very cosy and would be beautiful in the winter. We stayed on a warm day/night and the air conditioning in the room was very welcome. The cottage has a small deck at the front on which to enjoy a drink overlooking the lovely gardens. The motel is located a short drive to town and also to the Tongariro River Trail which is a pleasant walk along the river and across a high suspension bridge. The motel is situated only one street back from the main highway but is surprisingly quiet. The only issue, which was very minor and was perhaps an oversight, is that there was no shampoo, conditioner or soap provided and the pump hand wash in the bathroom had about an inch of soap left in it. Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the Sportsmans Lodge.
Helen, au1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Hidden gem
Small but clean. No air conditioning and no window screens so if you don't want to be eaten alive by mosquitoes you have to sleep in a hot room. Otherwise, it's a really charming little place.
us2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Something a little different.
If you’re after something a little different, this may be for you. Located in a prime spot, in Turangi, this place offers you the best of all worlds. Just metres from the Main Highway, a beautiful “Walking Trail” along a Mountain Stream where Fly Fishing happens on a daily basis. Restaurants are within walking distance, with a variety of different menus. There are Thermal Hot Pools about Ten Minutes Drive away which are wonderful. Fishing Charters can be arranged by the Reception, along with Mountain Hiking and Biking. The Rooms are basic, with no TV or AC. The Kitchen and Games/TV Room are Communal, with each room given their own plates and cutlery. Whether you stay for a day, or a week, there is so much to do and see.
Alister, au7 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
great location.
ca2 night romance trip

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