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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

    The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection

    Luxurious and elegant accommodation right on the edge Lake Taupo. Offers a range of studios and one bedroom units, all with spa baths. Plus luxury lakefront apartments. With direct lake access, heated pool and thermal spa pool. Free WiFi and parking.

    $145 - $700 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

    The Point Villas

    Located in the centre of the North Island, The Point Villas, in a private estate, in Lake Taupo is the perfect base from which to discover the delights of New Zealand: the beauty of New Zealand’s largest lake at your doorstep.

    $1,100 - $2,360 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Greenwood Lodge

    Greenwood Lodge offers seclusion, space, spectacular uninterrupted views and a front lawn that is right on the shores of Lake Taupo. Based on Hotwater Beach with its unique thermal heated water this is a seriously amazing spot.

    $600 - $900 Book now
  • Mountain biking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures Bike & Kayak Combo Tours

    Why not combine your mountain biking and kayaking trip into one fun adventure packed day? Enjoy the stunning scenery Great Lake Taupo and its surrounding area has on offer on both land and water.

    $120 - $510 Book now
  • 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
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