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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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  • Bus & coach transport

    Backyard Tours National Park Village to Whakapapa Winter Transport

    Let's go to the heart of the Tongariro National Park Whakapapa ski fields round trip transport transfer from National Park Village Parking lot and Ride, to have fun in the snow. Book now.

    $30 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Kingfisher - Kuratau Holiday Home

    Situated in an amazing position on the Kuratau River. Relax on the sun drenched deck with the water on your doorstep. Moor your boat at the private jetty or kayak up the beautiful Kuratau River or 100m down into Lake Taupo.

    $134 - $362 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

    A Stone's Throw - Kuratau Holiday Home

    A Stone's Throw is a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom Kuratau holiday home. This home is ideally situated just 1 minutes walk from the shores of Lake Taupo, and with space to sleep 8 it will be the perfect escape for your next family or group holiday.

    $175 - $354 Book now
  • 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
  • Bed & breakfast

    Tongariro Adventures The Lodge

    Situated in the heart of Kuratau on the South West shore of Lake Taupo, our Tongariro Adventures Lodge provides our guests with comfort and space. Our Lodge is designed for you to relax and unwind after your Tongariro Adventure, whatever the season.

    $250 - $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
  • Maori Cultural Attractions

    Backyard Tours

    Nau mai Hāere mai - Greetings and Welcome. Backyard Tours transport services customers to and from having fun in the snow at Ruapehu Whakapapa Ski fields and hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Ask us if booking groups or other need of transport.

    $30 - $50 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 - Kuratau Holiday House

    This Kuratau holiday home sits above the pristine southwestern shores of Lake Taupo. Unwind indoors by the fire and admire the scenery, or dine alfresco on the deck with spectacular views.

    $263 - $567 Book now
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