Chateau Tongariro at Whakapapa is an impressive building, seeming to sit alone on the landscape. It’s certainly comfortable in the lounge where you can get tea and alcohol and smaller or bigger meals with a view. Meals are expensive though.

Comfortable chairs in the Chateau Lounge.
A view of Mt Ngauruhoe from the Chateau.
A view of the Chateau from the Taranaki Falls track.
Ridge Track — a view from behind the Chateau.