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Kuratau

Beautiful Kuratau sits on a flat bay on the west side of Lake Taupo, surrounded by lush, rolling farms in all directions. It’s the quintessential New Zealand lakeside village where everyone knows each other – one boat ramp, a shop, a tennis court, a playground and a summer winery with a cafe. But what else do you really need?

Between lakefront strolls, fishing, kayaking, and just sunning yourself on the deck of your cottage or cabin, that’s more than enough to do. You can spend a sunny afternoon enjoying a glass of local wine among the vines at the Floating Rock Vineyard and Cafe.

For Labour Weekend in October, the village comes alive for its annual weekend market, shared with nearby village Omori, where you can buy fresh local produce, wooden furniture and toys. 

Still, if you’re craving a little more excitement, Kuratau is a perfect jumping-off point, with the wonders and adventures of Tongariro National Park and mountain ski areas just a short drive away in one direction, and the stunning ancient Pureora Forest Park equally close in the other.

Kuratau

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  • Holiday homes

    Treetops

    Treetops is a modern 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Omori Holiday Home. Private, sunny and a little unique; if you are looking for something a bit special then Treetops is the place for you.

    $225 - $350
  • Holiday homes

    Pihanga Cottage - Kuratau Bach

    Enjoying a peaceful and spacious section, this cute and cosy Kuratau house is a great wee base for your next Lake Taupo adventure.

    $100 - $274 Book now
  • Farmstays

    Streamblock

    Boutique vineyard, holiday accommodation and event hire on the shores of Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

    $260
  • Holiday homes

    Waipapa Cottage

    Waipapa Cottage is a 3 bedroom Kuratau holiday home with Wi-Fi, lakefront living, and a spa pool. Situated on the pristine southwestern shores of Lake Taupo, this serene holiday spot offers breathtaking, elevated lakefront views!

    $225 - $325
  • Maori Cultural Attractions

    Backyard Tours

    Nau mai Hāere mai - Welcome to our backyard. Sit back, buckle in and relax as we drive you around Turangi to Tongariro National Park, the first Dual World-Heritage Park. Tours for you in-mind and we can custom transfers to suit. Contact us today!

    $60 - $180
  • Hotel & Lodge venues

    Omori Lodge

    Omori Lodge is hidden amongst 24 acres of a native New Zealand bush and rolling hills with panoramic views of Lake Taupo and surrounding country.

    $100 - $250
  • Bed & breakfast

    Lakeview Cottage Bed and Breakfast

    A three bedroom home and Cabin with amazing views overlooking Lake Taupo, in Omori Road in a quiet rural setting offering home away from home facilities to guests. Pet sheep plus a full continental breakfast with eggs from our free range hens.

    $125 - $135
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    Tongariro Adventures The Boathouse

    Exclusive use of new, purpose built accommodation comprising a kingsize bed; separate bathroom with shower, vanity unit and toilet; 3 seater comfortable, cushioned sofa, high quality furniture and fittings. Exclusive use of own outside area and BBQ

    $160 - $180 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Sixties Cedar Bach - Kuratau Holiday Home

    Sixties Cedar Bach is a funky retro bach in quaint Kuratau. With a large wraparound deck offering a glimpse of Lake Taupo, and bright open-plan living, this three-bedroom holiday home is an excellent base for your next adventure.

    $170 - $362 Book now
  • Custom transfers

    Backyard Tours Turangi Whakapapa Winter Round Trip Transfer

    Let's go to the heart of the Tongariro National Park Whakapapa round trip transport transfer from Turangi to have fun in the snow. Book now.

    $60 Book now
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