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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

    Close to the Lake

    Immaculate and modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom town house just a short walk to the gorgeous lake and playground at 5 Mile Bay. Open plan with great indoor/outdoor flow. This is the perfect spot for your summer holiday or winter escape.

    $300 - $650 Book now
  • Luxury Lodge

    Poronui Lodge

    Poronui is a luxury sporting lodge for the discerning traveller. Stay at the legendary Poronui Lodge, exclusive Blake House, or experience luxury camping at Safari Camp; and be assured of superb kiwi hospitality, innovative menus and fine wines.

    $675 - $1,285 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    The Ferns

    This comfortable holiday home offers value for money for larger groups. Set across 2 levels, you will not be short of space.

    $320 - $700 Book now
  • Jet boating

    Rapids Jet

    Experience real white water Jet Boating. Rapids Jet is a fun, safe & exhilarating experience which takes you to the Aratiatia Rapids, through the narrowest canyon on the river to the Fuljames Rapids where Yogi Bear & The Hobbit scenes were filmed.

    $129 Book now
  • Apartments

    Sacred Waters Luxury Lakefront Apartments

    Sacred Waters Luxury Apartments Taupo offers 5 star accommodation on the edge of Lake Taupo. New, smart, precious. Sacred Waters is guaranteed waterfront magic on the edge of a crystal clear lake.

    $270 - $1,000 Book now
  • Apartments

    24 Marina View Retreat - Taupo Holiday Apartment

    24 Marina View Retreat is a well appointed executive 3 bedroom Taupo holiday apartment. Conveniently located in a secure gated complex, just minutes walking distance from Taupo town centre, marina or boat ramp.

    $220 - $708 Book now
  • Motels

    Chevron Motel

    Here at Chevron Motel, we welcome you with spacious, apartment style units close to the CBD. We are located in central Taupo; 1 block to the town centre, close to cafes, bars, the RSA, restaurants and cinema.

    $139 - $269 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
  • Rafting

    Whitewater Rafting and Rapids Jet Combo

    Enjoy the thrills of Rapids Jet and then Experience Tongariro Rivers best Grade 3 white water action in New Zealand! You’ll raft over 50 exciting Rapids, travelling 14kms through a beautiful volcanic gorge.

    $308 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Linger Lakeside

    Linger Lakeside is the perfect lakeside retreat for those who enjoy the finer things. This impressive 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom beauty is nestled high above the lake and has been designed and built to capture the most incredible lake and mountain views.

    $750 - $1,500 Book now
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