Pokaka is a tiny settlement in the Ruapehu District. It was started out as a milling area and had a train station, shop and school.
Nowadays it is a sleepy settlement with an official population of two...not including the cat. However, when people come to stay at the Taylor Memorial Lodge the population swells to 52.
Pokaka is nestled close to the mountain and snug to the New Zealand Railway line. Rail enthusiasts love the being able to do a touch of trainspotting
Right in the heart of Tongariro National Park, Close to Turoa and WHAKAPAPA