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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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  • Holiday homes

    Botanical Hideaway

    Just as the name suggests, “Botanical Hideaway” is a tranquil oasis surrounded by trees, and backing onto the stunning Botanical Gardens. Private and peaceful, the only sound you will hear is that of birds singing.

    $180 - $500 Book now
  • 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
  • Motels

    Colonial Lodge Motel

    4 One Bedroom Spa Apartments and 8 Spa Studio containing Double Spa Baths, 50" Smart TV's with latest APPS loaded, Free Wifi, Kitchens. All you need to feel at home on the Lakefront A short stroll along the Lakefront to the main Shopping and Rest

    $130 - $300
  • Apartments

    One Ten Apartments

    Relax in style at One Ten Apartments. Chic, modern apartments with expansive views across Lake Taupo to distant snow capped peaks. Luxury accommodation within walking distance to local cafes and restaurants.

    $300 - $600 Book now
  • Backpackers & hostels

    BoB's Hostel

    BoB's host's its guest in an iconic 1950's building only one block back from the even more iconic Lake Taupo. BoB's has the best value rooms in Taupo and the best sundeck for views back out over the lake. BoB has private ensuite rooms as well as dorm

    $20 - $100 Book now
  • Motels

    VU Thermal Lodge

    At one of the best locations in Taupo, we guarantees you to enjoy the beautiful view of lake and mountains; We have a thermal water bore on site, over 10 ground floor units have private thermal tubs/pools; a communal thermal house and a outdoor pool.

    $130 - $468 Book now
  • Apartments

    Lake Views From 3 Mile Bay

    Near new apartment situated in the new Lakeside Subdivision at Rainbow Point. Sleeping for 4 guests - 2 bedrooms, plus 2 additional single sofa beds in living area. Total sleeping for 6. Full Kitchen facilities, own laundry & dryer. Min 2 nights stay

    $180 - $220
  • Golf

    Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

    Wairakei lies on 180 hectares of natural rolling countryside, 6460 metres from championship tees with 108 large well placed bunkers and was developed to meet the rigorous design standards required for world-class championship competitions.

    $175 - $230
  • Sports

    Taupo Wake Park

    Cable Wakeboarding Park, Ride our 2 tower cable for the price of lunch. Great way to experience wakeboarding. If you are a beginner that does not know what we are talking about, or a pro that is travelling the world checking out cable's of the world.

    $20 - $99 Book now
  • Apartments

    Riverside Apartment Taupo

    Riverside Apartment is a beautiful, modern 3 bedroom apartment with a central Taupo location overlooking the river. Sleeping 8 it has kitchen and laundry facilities. Heated swimming pool, wifi and free kayaks available. Double garage and secure.

    $260 - $440 Book now
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