It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, this mountain impresses. There are accommodation options close by ...but wherever you choose to stay it usually will be no more than a 30-minute drive to waterfalls, gardens, views and walks that are situated around Mount Taranaki.
Accommodation is provided in The Manganui Lodge, at the base of the lift facilities. This is true ski-in ski-out accommodation!! Rebuilt in 2004 (after a fire destroyed the old lodge in 2002) it is spacious, comfortable and warm. Perfect for families. A goods lift (the 'Flying Fox') is available to transport your gear from 10 minutes into the 20-minute walk from the Plateau car park to the accommodation lodges.