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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

    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
  • Motels

    Asure Ascot Motor Inn Taupo

    Modern, friendly motel in a quiet central location, within easy walking distance of town and the lakefront. Units are spacious and modern, some have lake and mountain views others have private courtyards. Access units also avaialble.

    $120 - $210 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
  • Motels

    Mountain View Motel

    Eleven unit motel in a quiet location away from the SH1. Only a five minute walk to the lake and a 10 minute walk to the town centre.

    $95 - $265
  • Holiday homes

    The Mooring

    The Mooring is an upmarket 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom holiday apartment within a secure complex complete with heated swimming pool, BBQ area and guest parking. Enjoy the outlook of the tranquil Waikato River and stunning views to the Marina and Lake Taupo

    $295 - $585 Book now
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

    Great Lake Holiday Park Taupo

    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 - $140
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Chalet Eiger Luxury Boutique Lodge

    Situated in a secluded area above picturesque Acacia Bay overlooking Lake Taupo, Chalet Eiger's boutique luxury lodge accommodation is set in a tranquil environment where each guest room has views of the magnificent lake, Mt Tauhara and Taupo Town.

    $355 - $499 Book now
  • Motels

    Acapulco Motor Inn

    Acapulco Motor Inn has a range of accommodation choices that can sleep from 1 to 8 guests. Some Motel units have a spa Pool or spa bath and all rooms have air conditioning.

    $100 - $350 Book now
  • Hotels

    Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels

    The Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo offers lake edge accommodation and conference facilities featuring two fully licensed, award-winning restaurants.

    $153 - $400 Book now
  • Motels

    EMotel

    eMotel is a contemporary boutique motel perfectly situated beside the main town centre, on a quiet street, opposite a park and with lake views from each room. The Lakefront is only a few hundred metres away. The accommodation is superior luxury.

    $160 - $520 Book now
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