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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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  • Fishing – Fresh Water

    Fish Taupo

    Fish Taupo aboard Stratus with Marty. Stratus is designed for fishing and cruising in comfort. All quality gear supplied. Go with the local professional who owns the boat and has your interest at heart. Price is for the whole boat, not per person.

    $110 - $150
  • Motels

    ASURE PRINCE motor lodge

    Situated in the heart of Taupo, the ASURE Prince Motor Lodge offers 32 fully appointed units only a two minute stroll to both the town centre and the shores of Lake Taupo. Central New Zealand accommodation at its best.

    $135 - $230 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Lemon Tree Cottage Taupo

    Charming stand-alone and self-contained Cottage close to the lake in Taupo. Lemon Tree Cottage offers a cozy atmosphere and provides an ideal 2-bedroom accommodation for up to 4 guests . A real cutie with a pretty garden for outdoor entertainment.

    $165 - $240 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
  • Sports

    Zone Escapes

    Zone Escapes runs epic fitness retreats in amazing locations, letting you unleash, unwind, escape and explore through group training, fun and relaxation.

    $1,200 - $1,400
  • Holiday homes

    Golden Views on Golders

    This spacious character-home has been set up with families in mind. Offering wonderful lake views & a great outdoor entertaining area with spa-pool, BBQ and sun-deck. Located in a peaceful residential area, only a short drive to town centre.

    $500 - $700 Book now
  • Jet boating

    Jetboat and Skydive Combo - Rapids jet

    Book the best adrenalin activities all at once. Skydive and Rapids Jet Taupo. Jetboat thrill ride then a Tandem skydive Jump out of a Plane over Lake Taupo.

    $408 - $488 Book now
  • Bed & breakfast

    Amori Lodge

    Conveniently located near Taupo town centre, Amori Lodge is a boutique Bed and Breakfast providing quality, modern accommodation at very affordable prices.

    $160 - $220 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Pepa's Bach Taupo

    Pepa's is a two bedroom bach located just 700m from the stunning waters edge in Lake Taupo. The perfect place for a summer holiday or weekend away with family or friends. 

    $140 - $180 Book now
  • Motels

    Bay Court Lakefront Motel

    Bay Court Lakefront Motel is situated just across the road from the lake, 1 kilometre from town. Twelve spacious, smoke free units - bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom - some with spa bath.

    $120 - $170
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