Stay in style on the slopes of Mt Taranaki within the National Park


Accommodation on Mt Taranaki in the Egmont National Park

Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge and Cafe is at the end of Manaia Road in Egmont National Park on Mount Taranaki.  We provide a rare opportunity to stay in a hotel within the bounds of a National Park.   Enjoy the comfort and warmth of our lodge after a day walking the short tracks around the mountain and fall asleep in silence under a star filled sky and wake to the crisp clean air.

Our 'driveway' is a fantastic 6 km drive up the narrow road through a 'tunnel' of native forest - an attraction in itself and well worth it.

Our guest only lounges invite to socialise and relax in an Alpine environment, with the cosy log fires on cold wet days.

Nestled at 905m above sea level on the south-eastern slopes of Mt Taranaki, within the beautiful Egmont National Park, is Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge. The lodge was originally built in 1896.  The lodge has 12 guest rooms, each with its own ensuite and can accommodate up to 24 guests.

Right from the door you can explore the parks natural beauty and rich heritage. Whether it's an amble through the Goblin forest to Dawson Falls, a dip in Wilkies Pools, or for the more adventurous, a climb up the slopes to Fantham's Peak- there is a place for everyone to enjoy.

At the end of the day the lodge offers the perfect place to sit back and relax in our Swiss style suites. Spend time in our lounge area, in winter by the fire, meeting other guests from all over the world and share a delicious meal. 

It is a privilege to welcome you as guests and to have the pleasure to share this beautiful part of our country.  Our hope, on your way down the mountain, is that you carry with you two precious gifts - fond memories and new friends.




7 entries on 2 pages
Mariska Rempt
07/10/2016 08:34:45 AM
What a wonderful place to stay and relax. We came with the whole family (8 people) and everyone of us had a great time. Many things to do or just sit around in the lovely cosy lounge. Also the meal was superb. Hope to come back one day.
Berta Good
05/05/2016 03:18:08 PM
Thank you Sera and Markus for a wonderful 2 nights stay at your magic Lodge. The rooms are very special, the food superb and your service outstanding. The Swiss style Lodge has been restored with great care by you both and your families. It is a credit to you and also an asset to Taranaki and New Zealand. The bush and mountain walks outside your doorstep are amazing, one can never tire of being part of it. Only when we got home did we realize that their was no TV. We never missed it. As our 4 year old Lucy said: It is very beautiful, we must come back!
Ian Slacke
06/21/2015 07:07:06 PM
We stayed just the one night but loved the tranquillity and location of the Lodge. Sera and Marcus are very attentive hosts and make every guest feel welcomed. The food is amazing and wish we could go back every week. Thank you Marcus and Sera for a lovely evening and hope to see you again soon rather than later
Binh & David Rey
12/15/2014 09:10:54 PM
Our children Orlando and Lucinda loved staying at Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge. They wish for us to return every year (not sure if we can keep that promise). Our angus steak was cooked to perfection! Our drive up to the lodge was magical and we found our host Sera and Markus very attentive. Thank you for your generous hospitality. We will return one day and hope that others looking for accommodation around Mount Egmont will be lucky enough to stay at your lodge.
Vicki Ward
07/21/2014 06:53:12 PM
What a lovely stay we had. I felt like I was visiting family. The rooms are beautiful, the lounges very comfy and the service was amazing. Thank you so much for such a memorable time.
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