1. The Night Sky Cottage is owned and operated by the owners of Tongariro Suites @ The Rocks. So feel free to read through  the TripAdvisor Reviews to get a feel of the accommodation and service we provide and you can expect. We are proud of our Number 1 spot on Trip Advisor.
  2. You will check in at Tongariro Suites, where we will provide you with all the information about the region you need. We can make reservations for the Tongariro Crossing Shuttles, scenic flights,  bike hire and all other activities as well as make dinner recommendations and reservations.
  3. We will personally escort you to the Night Sky Cottage, which is just a few minutes drive away from Tongariro Suites.
  4. The drive to the cottage provides you with the most outstanding full panaromic views of Mt Ruapehu. The bests views of the mountains in the region we believe.
  5. The cottage is located on  a hectare of private protected native bush. The block of land is located in a new  rural subdivision, so although you are 100% private, the cottage is not in an extremely isolated location. The main high way is just a few hundered meters away.
  6. There is offstreet car parking and you access the cottage via a 50 meter boardwalk which takes you through a Manuka Bush grove where the forest floor is full of NZ ferns.
  7. We will help you familiarise yourself with the cottage. Entry is by pin code, so no need to worry about keys.
  8. Luxury  extensive breakfast provisons are provided for the duration of your stay.
  9. Enjoy your complimentary NZ bottle of wine and NZ Chocolate during your stay.
  10. Enjoy home blended herbal teas made from Horopito Pepper and Manuka leaves.
  11. The pantry is stocked with all the essential staple supplies, to make preparing dinner easy , not having to worry about a bit of oil, vinager, spices, flour etc.
  12. On the deck is a BBQ so enjoy dinner out on the deck on a balmy summer's night.
  13. Just a 50 meter walk from the deck of the cottage , you will see a clearing in the land. Put your supplies in the provided picnic basket and enjoy a picture framed view of Mt Ruapehu while feeling even more secluded from the real world.
  14. The cottage is located in the village of Horopito. Why not pick leaves from the native Horopito pepper plant and add it to your BBQ marinade, or use the dried version in the pantry to simply season your food. The same can be done with the Manuka leaves as well.
  15. After a busy day exploring the Tongariro National Park, relax in most likely the most luxurious bathroom in the region. Have a bath together but you don't need to share the bath as the cottage offers two side by side baths looking out into the bush. Candles and bathsalts are provided. Add a fluffy bathrobe and cuddle up in front of the fire afterwards.
  16. All firewood is provided and you will be burning the Manuka, we cleared from the land to make the cottage accessible.
  17. Feel free to wander around the hectare of land. Find al the majestic NZ Beech trees and talk to the friendly birds.
  18. At night enjoy the amazing starry skies and the milky way spanning across the cottage. Either step outside or view through the skylights in the lounge. A star gazing guide to the galaxy is provided.
  19. There is even a possibility of seeing deer walking through the bush at night or early morning.


Enjoy the luxury secluded bush cottage. It is brand new, unique and one of its kind on the border of Tongariro National Park.

Turn left towards the cottage.