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So check out this round-up of the best family-friendly accommodation in the Taupō region.
What’s there to do at the Lake Taupō Holiday Resort? In one word, everything. From waterslides to a swim-up bar, peddle go-carts, a bouncing pillow, mini golf, a playground and beach volleyball - what more could you want? It truly is an incredible place to take the kids for a holiday, and the only problem you’ll have is when it is time to leave.
The DeBretts Spa Resort has everything from cabins to deluxe family units, motel units and even space for the campervan - that’s if you want to BYO beds. And here’s what’s extra awesome, adjacent to your accommodation is an entire waterpark! There will be no problem tiring everyone out with hydroslides, heated pools and a kid’s warm water playground.
Want a classic camping experience with the kids? Then the Taupō Top 10 Holiday Park is just what you’re looking for. It’s clean and spacious, in peaceful, well-maintained grounds - ideal for setting up tents or bringing the caravan or camper. And there’s also motel and cabin accommodation, perfect for family gatherings. Onsite is a children’s playground and brand new heated pool, complete with a rock for ‘bombs’ and a slide.
With a range of rooms to suit up to six people, the Alpine Lake Motel offers comfortable, modern, family-friendly accommodation within walking distance of the Taupō CBD. A number of the larger suites come with their own private courtyard, complete with a BBQ as well as convenient kitchenettes. All the rooms have been recently refurbished and have air-conditioning, free ultra-fast WIFI and Smart TVs - all essentials when travelling with the kids!
If your family needs space, the Suncourt Hotel has it for you, with most rooms providing incredible lake and mountain views as a bonus. From studios to one, two and three bedroom units, you’ll really be able to set up a home away from home. Modern and fresh rooms come with all the main requirements for a comfortable stay - including tea and coffee making facilities, a bar fridge, Smart TVs and ChromeCast. And while you’re a hop, skip and jump from many of Taupō’s eateries and restaurants, you can dine in at the fantastic Lake Bistro.
If you want to be where the action is, with a comfortable, clean place to rest up at the end of the day, then Acacia Lakeview Motel is ideal. Across the road from the lake and the famous Lake Taupō hole-in-one, it’s a leisurely stroll to one of town's many cafes or restaurants. There are a number of two-bedroom units available, most with breathtaking lake and mountain views, and if you’re on the ground floor, a private courtyard is always handy when you’re travelling with kids.
Another fantastic resort only five minutes drive from Taupō township with a front-row seat to the Great Lake Pathway as well as a two-minute walk to another family-friendly destination, Two Mile Bay Sailing Club. You can choose between their deluxe one or two-bedroom apartments with a poolside or lakefront view. Don't forget to check out their amazing specials, from free cruise bike rentals to a lake cruise to the famous Ngātoroirangi Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings - perfect for outings with the whānau!
Hungry? Want to put together an itinerary of activities? We can help with that! Here’s family-friendly must-dos for while you’re in the Taupō region, as well as the best eateries in Taupō and Tūrangi to take the kids for a meal.
Be inspired by these itineraries, perfect for families with both older and younger kids (ages 5-16). Use these half to full-day adventures (activities are close distance) to make your summer holiday effortless and full of fun!