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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Robyn Parkinson wrote on July 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm:
Fantastic service and accommodation for our special celebration, the dinner was excellent, the atmosphere was warm and friendly, with such kind hosts. The fresh snow made it a magical experience. We loved our stay and recommend Dawson falls Lodge to any one wanting to share a special event with friends
Jenny Singh wrote on January 12, 2014 at 9:17 pm:
A picturesque lodge in stunning surroundings. We had a wonderful time. We look forward to seeing what the new owners do 🙂 Jenny and Geoff