Taupō town

The Taupō 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 Taupō 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 Taupō 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.

Taupō town

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  • Hotels

    Hilton Lake Taupō

    Magnificent views over New Zealand's largest lake with majestic mountains beyond are just the start of what this hotel has to offer. Hilton Lake Taupo is accessibly located midway between Auckland and Wellington.

    $179
  • Bed & Breakfast

    The Loft

    An invitation to step into a world full of old-fashioned charm and kiwi hospitality. Just 5 minutes from Taupo township, The Loft is nestled on a hillside above Lake Taupo in picturesque Acacia Bay. There is a great restaurant within walking distance

    $150 - $230
  • Motels

    Chantilly's Motor Lodge

    Chantilly's quiet, peaceful location also just minutes from the crystal clear waters of beautiful Lake Taupo.

    $130 - $285
  • Holiday Homes

    Watermark Harbourside Villa

    Watermark Harbourside Villa is an upmarket 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Taupo holiday apartment with a swimming pool and guest parking. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Waikato River, boat harbour and Lake Taupo from this excellent location!

    $300 - $475
  • Motels

    Executive Motel Taupō

    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
  • Boutique & Lodge

    The Retreat Luxury Garden Villa

    A stay at The Retreat Luxury Garden Villa will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Tucked away on the beautiful Huka Falls Road, this luxury accommodation provides for a perfect romantic getaway.

    $325 - $475
  • Motels

    Chelmswood Motel Taupō

    Chelmswood Motel Taupo is a Tudor style complex consisting of 36 units (24) with their very own Genuine Thermal Mineral pools, located at the southern entrance to Taupo with beautiful views of Lake Taupo.

    $110 - $399
  • Motels

    Baycrest Lodge

    Experience the latest in quality service and surroundings, where traditional elegance blends with a restful ambience. Baycrest Lodge is 100m from the main swimming beach of Great Lake Taupo. All 16 units are spacious and elegant.

    $159 - $315
  • Luxury Lodge

    Huka Lodge

    Renowned for its luxurious hospitality, Huka Lodge offers 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one Lodge Suite and two exclusive cottages - the Owner's Cottage with four suites and the new two-suite Alan Pye Cottage.

    $890 - $14,000
  • Motels

    Accent on Taupō Motel

    West facing Lakefront Lodge for afternoon sun into quiet garden nooks or front decks. Lake views from most decks. Super-King beds and crisp linen for a great nights sleep. Free Wi-Fi, SKY Guest Select 50+ Channel, BBQs, Spa and off street parking.

    $115 - $295
  • Hotels

    Huka Falls Resort

    Peaceful, private and relaxed; discover Huka Falls Resort for your next holiday, conference, event, or your wedding day.

    $85 - $255
  • Motels

    Camellia Court Family Motel Taupō

    We are an affordable motel in Taupo. We have an assortment of motel and backpacker type cabin units. The motels are fully self contained.

    $40 - $255
  • Boutique & Lodge

    The Pillars Retreat

    Welcome to our award winning property, a few minutes drive from Taupo. This stunning purpose built modern mediterranean style country manor, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy extensive gardens, native birdsong and surrounding mountains.

    $260 - $395
  • Bed & Breakfast

    Above the Lake Taupō

    On arrival, relax and take in the magical lake & mountain views. Located in the heart of Taupo we offer three tastefully furnished double bedrooms with private bathrooms.

    $199 - $245
  • Holiday Parks

    Great Lake Holiday Park Taupō

    Welcome to our Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park for a great holiday break. Experience a relaxed peaceful atmosphere in our five acres of landscaped grounds. We are close to the great adventure activities, & restaurants & cafes Taupo has on offer

    $22 - $130
  • Holiday Homes

    Villa 1 Tatamoana

    A stunning waterfront luxury holiday house that is simply the best accommodation Lake Taupo has. 2 tennis courts, swimming pool, direct beach access, absolute privacy, views forever, and an outstanding quality make this a stunning vacation rental.

    $1,100 - $1,300
  • Bed & Breakfast

    Acacia Heights Gardens

    Acacia Heights Gardens provides quiet B&B accommodation in spacious park-like grounds with wide rural and lake views. Relax in the spa pool, retreat to the gazebo overlooking the lake, rest and recover from your travels in this peaceful oasis.

    $180 - $281
  • Motels

    The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection

    Luxurious and elegant accommodation right on the edge Lake Taupo. Offers a range of studios and one bedroom units, all with spa baths. Plus luxury lakefront apartments. With direct lake access, heated pool and thermal spa pool. Free WiFi and parking.

    $145 - $700
  • Holiday Homes

    The Point Villas Taupō

    A stunning waterfront luxury holiday house that is simply the best accommodation Lake Taupo has. 2 tennis courts, swimming pool, direct beach access, absolute privacy, views forever, and outstanding quality make this a stunning vacation rental.

    $2,500 - $2,900
  • Holiday Homes

    Taupō's Treat

    Welcome to Taupō's Treat your boutique accommodation, located close to the Taupō town centre and Lake Taupō. Your holiday haven is a studio style cottage with seperate kitchen, bathroom and courtyard. A complimentary welcome breakfast is provided.

    $120 - $140
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