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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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  • 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
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    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
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    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
  • Bird watching

    Adrift Tongariro Guided Whanganui Canoe Trips

    These tours are designed for an alternative to walking this region of New Zealand's National parks. Explore rugged terrain and lush native forrest.

    $295
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bus & coach transport

    Backyard Tours - Custom Transport Tours

    Nau mai Hāere mai - Welcome to our backyard. Visitor's journey is ensured whilst enjoying views and scenic historical sights in and around Turangi, Lake Taupō and the Tongariro National Park. Choice of activities or café styles can be added too.

    $70 - $90 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
  • Farmstays

    Streamblock

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

    $260
  • 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
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