About Us

We (Peter and Nina) took over the lodge in April 2017 after many years of corporate life in the Private/Government and Tech sectors in Wellington and Auckland. 

We also have two other staff members, Bella the dog, Rufus the dog and Otto the cat. They cannot always control their excitement when meeting guests so if you would rather not meet them or have any allergies, please let us know in advance and we will ensure they are kept “under the stairs”. Otto, Rufus and Bella are members of our family and our staff, we have to search our guests regularly when they leave to make sure they are not taking them home!

Chalet Eiger is certified by Qualmark, New Zealand Tourism’s Standards accreditation body, a 5-star rating and Silver level in supporting sustainable tourism. Qualmark helps businesses become more sustainable from a people, planet and profit perspective.

A Qualmark logo is that final seal of approval that signifies our guest experience is one of the most high-quality experiences New Zealand has to offer. Our Silver Award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds guest expectations. Proactive leadership and management ensure that a culture of high performance is evident from the reviews we have received since we started business in April 2017.  We have a real focus on continuously improving our economic, social and environmental performance to ensure the tourism product we deliver is a genuine, constantly improving sustainable experience.

Whilst we have lost our overseas guests, we are pleased to welcome all New Zealanders who may be travelling our way.

Dining at Chalet Eiger

During your stay with us  you may choose a (at additional cost) a 2 course evening meal, re-dinner complimentary drinks and nibbles are served at the bar if you are dining with us.

We use the freshest locally sourced New Zealand produce including our own home-grown vegetables. 

Each meal is complimented with carefully chosen New Zealand wine, Pinot Noir is our particular favourite and we have many different labels for you to try. The fabulous Kiwi home cooked dinner, at NZ$120 per person for two courses including a glass of wine. We can provide lunches (packed or in-Chalet) on request, and we can provide dairy and gluten free meals, again on request.

We serve breakfast at a time suitable for our guests, this is included in the room rate. A full continental buffet consisting of fresh fruits, homemade cereals, bakery and a selection of juices. Nina will then cook you something tasty from a wide choice including traditional English, omelettes and more.

We ask that you give us a minimum of 24hrs notice if you would like an evening meal.


How to find Chalet Eiger

Driving Directions

From the North (Auckland)

Coming into Taupo on State Highway One, close to Taupo is a roundabout junction with State Highway 5 from Rotorua. Turn right toward Taupo. 
After around 7 km turn right at Poihipi Road (sign-posted Acacia Bay), then turn left into Acacia Bay Rd after 200 metres.  
Follow the signs to Acacia Bay. 

From Acacia Bay
You will go through an open road speed limit straight part (100kmh) and then pass through an archway saying, 'Welcome to Acacia Bay'. On your left will be a small group of shops, a plant nursery, a dairy and a brasserie called 'The Bay'. You are still traveling on Acacia Bay Road.  
Follow straight on after these shops. carry on just a little further, the road will now say Wakeman Road and at this junction there will be a road going up the hill on your right, called Mapara Road. (This is the second road on the right after the shops). 
You will see a Glazed chair and light stand advertising Café L’Arte on your left.

Turn up the hill into Mapara Road, continue up to the top of the hill and just over the brow on your left is Gillespie Place, you will see a sign advertising fresh produce just before you turn and a produce cart at the beginning of the road. 
Turn left into Gillespie Place and continue down the road. 

You will reach a V, where one road goes to the left and one goes to the right. Take the right road and drive to the end, where you will see our sign.

From the South (Wellington) 
Entering Taupo on State Highway One, continue along Lake Terrace for about 5km. The road turns to the right, away from the lake front. 
Continue through the traffic lights and carry on past Countdown Supermarket on your right at the Spa Road roundabout (go straight through the roundabout), cross over the control gate bridge and almost immediately turn left onto Norman Smith Street.
Follow the signs to Acacia Bay. 

Then follow the directions as from Acacia Bay above.

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