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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.

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  • Backpackers & hostels

    Golden Fern Backpackers

    Turangi the gateway to the Tongariro National Park, with daily transport to the Tongariro Crossing, Northern Circuit Mt Ruapehu (ski fields) and Kaimanawa ranges. Enjoy your stay in dorm, share, double or twin rooms with private or shared bathrooms.

    $27 - $80 Book now
  • Backpackers & hostels

    Tukino Lodge - Tukino Alpine Sports Club

    Tukino Lodge is owned and operated by the Tukino Alpine Sports Club. One of three lodges at Tukino Ski Field on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu. We provide affordable and comfortable accommodation on the mountain for our members and guests.

    $30 - $77 Book now
  • Farmstays

    Streamblock

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

    $260
  • 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
  • Holiday homes

    Treetops - Lake Taupo Holiday Home

    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 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Kuratau Cutie - Kuratau Holiday Home

    Kuratau Cutie is a 3 bedroom Kuratau holiday home. Positioned just moments from the lake edge, this cosy home away from home enjoys fantastic indoor/outdoor living with peaceful surrounds.

    $160 - $343 Book now
  • 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 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Parehopu Lake House - Taupo Holiday Home

    Had enough of the city? Feel the need to make some family memories? Or do you just need that weekend away by the Lake? Head to Parehopu Lake House.

    $140 - $349 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Dodds Delight - Kuratau Holiday Home

    Just moments away from sand between your toes - Dodds Delight offers a pet-friendly, light and spacious atmosphere and is an ideal option for a family getaway.

    $175 - $308 Book now
  • 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
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