Chateau Tongariro Hotel  -  from 26 Jun to 27 Jun 2021


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Relive the glamour of the Roaring 20s this June with a unique dine and dance mid-winter extravaganza at Chateau Tongariro Hotel, the iconic Grande Dame of New Zealand hotels, featuring The Rodger Fox – Erna Ferry Deco Experience.

You’ll spend Saturday night immersed in the revelry of this famous era while enjoying the timeless elegance of the Chateau, which sits gracefully inside the Tongariro National Park.

Tickets to this unique event are strictly limited, so pull out your headband, dust off your flapper dress or tux, and get ready to party like it’s 1929. There will be a prize on offer for best dressed on the night.

You’ll enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, followed by a three-course meal including wine and beer.

After dinner get ready to dance the night away in the historic heart of the hotel, the Ruapehu Lounge, while being entertained by classics from The Rodger Fox Band and Erna Ferry, New Zealand’s premier jazz big band.

Adorned with plush furnishings, spectacular chandeliers and arresting artwork, the Ruapehu Lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy the band’s sizzling ensembles and stunning solos.

Also included in this package is one nights’ accommodation at Chateau Tongariro Hotel, as well as buffet breakfast on Sunday morning.

What's included

  • One nights’ accommodation at Chateau Tongariro Hotel on Saturday 26 June 2021
  • Roaring 20s Mid-Winter Party in the Ruapehu Lounge, including:
    • Pre-dinner cocktail
    • Three-course dinner
    • A three-hour beverage package including wine and beer (7pm to 10pm)
    • Live music courtesy of The Rodger Fox Band and Erna Ferry Deco Experience.
  • Buffet breakfast on Sunday 27 June 2021
The package price includes a Heritage Room and is $495 per person twin share or $630 per person single occupancy.

Spoil yourself with a room upgrade:
  • Upgrade to a Tongariro Room for an additional $25 per person, twin share.
  • Upgrade to a Spa Suite for an additional $220 per person, twin share.
  • Pricing for upgrades to the Te Heu Heu Suite and McLaren Suite available on request.

Event timing

  • 3pm – Check-in opens
  • 7pm – Pre-dinner cocktail and start of three-hour beverage package
  • 7:30pm – Seated for dinner - entrée served followed by main course
  • 9pm – Dessert served
  • 10pm – Beverage package concludes and band begins (cash bar available)
  • 12am – Band concludes
Timing is indicative only and subject to change.

About The Rodger Fox Band and Erna Ferry

Hailing from Wellington and Palmerston North, The Rodger Fox – Erna Ferry Deco Experience is led by trombone legend Rodger Fox and star vocalist Erna Ferry.

This eight piece band will offer up swinging classics and pop interpretations in a jazzy danceable style. Head back into the 20s and 30s for an evening’s entertainment – with a great selection of tunes from that wonderful era including Toot Toot Tootsie, Button Up Your Overcoat, Five Foot Two, Bye Bye Blackbird, Honeysuckle Rose, Cheek to Cheek, Blue Skies, All of Me, and lots more!

Added to this they will present a pinch of the Postmodern Jukebox stylings with a "Twist of the Beatles" with swinging versions of classics such as Love Me Do, Can’t Buy Me Love, A Hard Days Night and Ticket to Ride. All this will have the chandeliers shaking!

Getting to and from Chateau Tongariro Hotel

State Highway 48 Whakapapa Village, Mt. Ruapehu

Chateau Tongariro sits on lush forested slopes that lie within Tongariro National Park in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. The hotel is roughly midway between the cities of Auckland and Wellington, which are both around four hours away by car.

By train – The Northern Explorer departs Auckland’s CBD on Saturdays at 7.45am, travelling south via Papakura, Hamilton and Otorohanga, arriving at National Park at 1.15pm.

The train departs National Park on Sundays at 1.15pm, via the same stops, arriving back to Auckland at 6.50pm. Tickets are NZ$59 per person, one way, with a 10% discount available for Super Gold Card holders. The Chateau provides a shuttle service from National Park station to the hotel and vice versa for NZ$15 per person, one way. This must be booked in advance. Ask us for more details when booking if you are interested in travelling by train.

The Roaring 20s Mid-Winter Party at Chateau Tongariro Hotel is presented by Fortis Events and ESP Ventures.