Lonely Planet 'Editor's Choice' 2009 BBH member's rating 93% 2011 Purpose built 18 person character backpackers, for the adventurous independent traveler and outdoors' person. Quality facilities set amongst native gardens with superbly equipped new kitchen, open plan living area and huge sun deck. Super comfortable beds, queen size double beds with electric blankets, heaters in all bedrooms, luxury bathrooms, full laundry facilities and always-hot showers. Log burning fire, fully insulated building and windows double-glazed. BBQ's, hammocks, bicycles, snow and fishing gear storage, walk in drying room, all windows double glazed, fast Internet access and WIFI available. Reservations, gear hire and transport for TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING.