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Taupo town

The Taupo region’s largest town is a bustling lakeside resort in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. The town has photo-ready mountain and lake vistas every way you turn, and plenty of things to do.

The crystal-clear freshwater of Lake Taupo draws visitors to the town’s boutique and luxury lodges, lakeside hotels, motels and guest accommodation year-round, to swim and sunbathe, kayak, fish, enjoy family activities or soak up the atmosphere in the town’s many lakeside restaurants and bars.

In Taupo town centre, the streets are lined with boutique shops, cafes, craft galleries, art sculptures, public spaces and one of the country’s best children’s playgrounds. Further out, there are national and forest parks, natural hot springs, and adventure activity bases, including whitewater rafting, sky-diving and bungy-jumping.

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  • Motels

    Bay Court Lakefront Motel

    Bay Court Lakefront Motel is situated just across the road from the lake, 1 kilometre from town. Twelve spacious, smoke free units - bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom - some with spa bath.

    $120 - $170
  • Holiday homes

    Pepa's Bach Taupo

  • Boutique & Lodge

    Whakaipo Lodge

    TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2019 & 2018 Award Winners & Supreme Winner of 2020, 2018 & 2016 NZ B&B Association Excellence Awards. Stunning location, luxury accommodation, fab food & wine and an authentic boutique lodge experience near the lake.

    $295 - $425 Book now
  • Motels

    Ashbrook Motel

    Ashbrook Motel offers superior accommodation, spacious 1 and 2 bedroom suites in a quiet location yet so close to town and all attractions.

    $125 - $280
  • Holiday homes

    Taupo Central Apartment - Amazing Accom

    Stylishly designed and furnished self-serviced apartment conveniently located only a 5 min walk from central Taupo but set in a lovely quiet area overlooking a river. Its spaciousness, tasteful decor and great amenities make for an excellent getaway.

    $245 - $395 Book now
  • Hot pools & health spas

    Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa

    Bathe in mineral & silica enriched thermal pools strategically located below the Wairakei silica terraces and waterfall, providing a perfect setting for complete rest and relaxation and a ‘feel back in time’ sensation.

    $15 - $25
  • Holiday homes

    Lakeshore Loft Apartment

    Lakeshore Luxury Villa provides exclusive holiday accommodation within the scenic natural landscape of 'The Point', a 24-hectare secure and private conservation estate perched above the famous Maori Carvings, on the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo.

    $300 - $400 Book now
  • Motels

    Executive Motel Taupo

    We aim to provide a professional service with a personal touch. Our spacious studio units are maintained to a high standard and are ideal for both holiday stays or corporate clients. Free WiFi, SKY TV and off street parking.

    $130 - $200
  • Motels

    Cascades Lakefront Motel

    Lakeside motel, no roads to cross and direct access to lovely sandy swimming beach for guests. Heated pool, spa, bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, large spacious homely rooms, free WiFi, trampoline, playhouse, guest laundry and pet friendly.

    $105 - $450 Book now
  • Golf

    Wairakei Resort Taupo 9 Hole Golf Course

    Play a round of 9 hole golf on one of New Zealand's best public golf courses. Golf clubs and trolleys are available for hire, and there is a cafe and 19th Hole bar located on site for post-game refreshment.

    $15 - $25
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