Feel nature’s heartbeat right on the slopes of Mount Taranaki

A location like no other

Nestled at 905m above sea level on the south-eastern slopes of Mt Taranaki, within the beautiful Egmont National Park, is Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge. The lodge provides a rare opportunity to its guests to stay in a traditional mountain lodge within the bounds of a National Park.

Enjoy the comfort and serenity of our Suisse style Suites after a day exploring the short tracks around the mountain or snuggle up next to the fireplace with your favorite beverage in our guest lounge on those cold wet days. Take a deserved break from reality and allow yourself to fall asleep in silence under a star filled sky and wake up to the crisp clean mountain air.

Our driveway is an unforgettable 6km drive up the narrow road through a tunnel of native forest – an attraction in itself and well worth it.

Enjoy a stay with us

The lodge was originally built in 1896. The lodge has 12 guest rooms, each with its own ensuite and can accommodate up to 24 guests. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a quality family vacation or simply exploring the magnificent outdoors with some friends, we have the perfect room for you.

Right from the door you can explore the parks natural beauty and rich heritage. Whether it’s an amble through the Goblin forest to Dawson Falls, a dip in Wilkies Pools, or for the more adventurous, a climb up the slopes to Fantham’s Peak- there is a place for everyone to enjoy.

It is a privilege to welcome you as guests and to have the pleasure to share this beautiful part of our country. Our hope, on your way down the mountain, is that you carry with you two precious gifts – fond memories and new friends.

Few words from our guests


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Mariska Rempt wrote on July 10, 2016 at 8:34 am:
What a wonderful place to stay and relax. We came with the whole family (8 people) and everyone of us had a great time. Many things to do or just sit around in the lovely cosy lounge. Also the meal was superb. Hope to come back one day.
Berta Good wrote on May 5, 2016 at 3:18 pm:
Thank you Sera and Markus for a wonderful 2 nights stay at your magic Lodge. The rooms are very special, the food superb and your service outstanding. The Swiss style Lodge has been restored with great care by you both and your families. It is a credit to you and also an asset to Taranaki and New Zealand. The bush and mountain walks outside your doorstep are amazing, one can never tire of being part of it. Only when we got home did we realize that their was no TV. We never missed it. As our 4 year old Lucy said: It is very beautiful, we must come back!
Ian Slacke wrote on June 21, 2015 at 7:07 pm:
We stayed just the one night but loved the tranquillity and location of the Lodge. Sera and Marcus are very attentive hosts and make every guest feel welcomed. The food is amazing and wish we could go back every week. Thank you Marcus and Sera for a lovely evening and hope to see you again soon rather than later
Binh & David Rey wrote on December 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm:
Our children Orlando and Lucinda loved staying at Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge. They wish for us to return every year (not sure if we can keep that promise). Our angus steak was cooked to perfection! Our drive up to the lodge was magical and we found our host Sera and Markus very attentive. Thank you for your generous hospitality. We will return one day and hope that others looking for accommodation around Mount Egmont will be lucky enough to stay at your lodge.
Vicki Ward wrote on July 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm:
What a lovely stay we had. I felt like I was visiting family. The rooms are beautiful, the lounges very comfy and the service was amazing. Thank you so much for such a memorable time.