Manowhenua Lodge, formally known as Ski Haus was purchased in the Winter of 2019 by born and bred locals -

Thomas & Tracey.

With local knowledge and expertise, Thomas and Tracey embarked on a new journey recognising the lodge's potential.

With aspirations to show the lodge some much needed TLC, to bring the once beautiful accommodation back to its former glory, renovations began - including a new name.

Wanting a new start  for the lodge while ensuring to maintain the original heritage, the lodge was missing culture aspect. 

As local Maori, korero around why and what the lodge meant to them resulted in consultation, guidance and aroha being sought...

Manowhenua was then introduced.

So, what does Manowhenua mean ...

~ The heart and center of National Park. For those who come to stay at our home (the Lodge) will have a belonging, and we become one people ~

Thomas and Tracey are also the proud owner operators of

National Park Shuttles. 

If your looking to book your next shuttle service, we can help!