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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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  • Apartments

    Getaway by the Lake

    Wake up and enjoy the most stunning views, or cross the road and dip your toes in the Lake. Located only a short drive from Taupo’s Town Centre, this beautifully appointed apartment is the perfect place to enjoy a Lake Taupo getaway.

    $190 - $380 Book now
  • Motels

    Chelmswood Motel Taupo

    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 Book now
  • Apartments

    Relax Harbourside

    Relax Harbourside is a modern well-appointed 3 level apartment with 3 bedrooms situated on the banks of the inlet to the Waikato River just a short walk from Taupo’s town centre.

    $260 - $550 Book now
  • Apartments

    Taupo Penthouse

    Taupo Penthouse is a very spacious, modern three bed room apartment with unbeatable lake views.

    $275 - $600 Book now
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

    Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

    Voted 'Best Holiday Park in New Zealand' by Wotif! We're a family Holiday Park with a range of Motels, Cabins & Sites. Our great facilities include WiFi, on-site shop, a thermally heated swimming pool, tennis courts and adventure playground!

    $14 - $410 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Hosea House - Amazing Accom

    A wonderful 4 bedroom, ranch-style residence in one of Taupo's premier locations and bordering right on Lake Terrace. This is the perfect holiday place to be relaxed, refreshed and restored while enjoying the many local events and outdoor adventures.

    $495 - $695 Book now
  • Backpackers & hostels

    Base Taupo

    Base Taupo is a purpose-built luxury budget hostel with an ideal central location and stunning Lake Taupo and mountain views.

    $26 - $100 Book now
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

    Stylish purpose-built home offering hosted accommodation in quiet neighbourhood only 2km from Taupo town centre. Lovely location with landscaped grounds and private vineyard: a convenient base for tourism, weekend getaways and holiday relaxation.

    $245 - $295 Book now
  • Motels

    Comfort Inn Cascades

    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, lots of parking, springfree trampoline, playhouse, guest laundry.

    $105 - $420 Book now
  • Urban attractions

    Hukafalls Jet

    Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls for unique water-level views! Nothing gets you closer!

    $139 Book now
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