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Tokaanu Wharf, Southern Lake Taupō
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Tokaanu

At the southernmost tip of Lake Taupo, Tokaanu is a birdspotters paradise set on a stream near the river estuary where the Tongariro River meets Lake Taupo. Five minutes from Turangi, it has the same close access to Tongariro National Park, but in a slightly quieter lakeside setting. 

The historic Tokaanu Wharf reaches out into the lake and is a particularly picturesque spot for an afternoon of fishing, picnicking, birdwatching or swimming.

Its natural thermal springs and mud pools have been used for centuries by Maori for therapeutic bathing, cooking and bleaching harakeke (flax) for weaving.

Today, you can explore Tokaanu Thermal Pools, a public hot pools complex for adults and children, or enjoy the Tokaanu Thermal Walk, a 20-minute bush walk past natural hot pools in sinter basins and spluttering mud pools.

The nearby Steaming Cliffs of Hipaua are also worth a visit to see chimneys of steam floating from the bush-clad hillsides, as New Zealand’s native kahu (harrier hawks) cruise the warm currents in the air.

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  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • 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 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    The Maple Tree - Taupo Holiday Home

    The Maple Tree is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Taupo holiday home, just a 5 minute walk or 1 minute drive to the lakes edge, with WiFi! This well appointed holiday home offers a comfortable lake base for up to 6 guests.

    $230 - $614.99 Book now
  • 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
  • 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

    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

    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
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