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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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  • Backpackers & hostels

    Taupo Urban Retreat

    Urban is a top rated hostel in New Zealand with a fantastic central location, free Wi-Fi and Internet and a sociable guest bar with cheap drinks everyday. Come and enjoy our fun and relaxed atmosphere!

    $20 - $100 Book now
  • Motels

    Anchorage Resort - Heritage Collection

    Located on the shore of Lake Taupo. Luxury studio & 1 bedrooms, family 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Large outdoor area with heated pools & spa pool, furniture & BBQs. Indoor spa pool and sauna. Free parking, complementary WiFi. Air conditioning.

    $150 - $480 Book now
  • Motels

    Great Lake Motel

    On the lakefront, closest motel to town center. Cafes, restaurants and shops are just 2 minutes' walk away. Quality accommodation, clean and spacious units. Free WIFI and free parking, 50 plus SKY channels. Kitchenette, and air conditioning/heating.

    $120 - $350 Book now
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Acacia Cliffs Lodge

    Boutique luxury lodge with stunning lake and mountain views and a spectacular Lake Taupo location. Acacia Cliffs offers stylish accommodation, relaxed luxury and genuine NZ hospitality. Secluded just minutes from town and Lake Taupo.

    $650 - $750 Book now
  • Adventure Travel

    Wairakei Tourist Park

    Wairakei Tourist Park is riverside and rural, thermal and thoughtful with something for adrenaline junkies, quiet plodders and most things in between.

  • Holiday homes

    Taupo Getaway - Taupo Holiday Home

    Taupo Getaway is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Taupo holiday home. Situated just a 5 minute walk from the lake edge, and a 2 minute drive from the town centre, this cosy holiday home is an easy option for your next lake getaway.

    $155 - $388 Book now
  • Mountain biking

    Taupo Mid Week Electric Mountain Biking & BnB package

    Escape to Taupo for a mid week 2 day Electric mountain bike experience including shuttles and accommodation to enjoy self guided part of "The great Lake Trails" and a guided Geothermal tour of the Huka River trails. 2 Pax.

    $350
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

    Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

    Lusty's Lagoon is NZ's only swim up bar and cafe with thermally heated swimming pools & giant movie screen, pump track, mini golf, tennis courts, playground & jumping pillows. Our family resort has a range of apartments, motels, cabins & sites.

    $47 - $870 Book now
  • Apartments

    The Boathouse - Taupo Holiday Apartment

    The Boathouse is a well appointed 3 bedroom Taupo holiday apartment. This 3-level, modern apartment is in an ideal location just minutes from the center of town and 5 minutes from the marina and boat ramp.

    $190 - $622 Book now
  • Bed & breakfast

    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 Book now
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