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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

    Sails on the Lake

    Sails On The Lake is located just across the road from the main swimming beach on Lake Taupo and most of our rooms have spectacular views of the lake and the mountains beyond. We are just a short drive or stroll to the town centre

    $165 - $480
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage

    Lava Glass Sculpture Garden

    Wander through an arty oasis featuring manicured grounds and hundreds of glass sculptures.

    $12.50 - $20
  • Golf

    Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

    Imagine the experience of playing golf on a world class championship course, immersed in the natural beauty of a wildlife sanctuary. The predator-free sanctuary offers a safe haven to fallow deer and many birdlife including endangered kiwi & takahē.

    $215 - $300
  • Holiday homes

    Rise and Shine

    This impressive, spacious and modern holiday home is located in one of Taupos most desirable locations. Walking distance to the lake and only a 7 minute drive into Taupo town centre – it makes for the ideal holiday spot.

    $300 - $550 Book now
  • Hotels

    Suncourt Hotel

    Taupō’s 'best' local, family owned and operated accommodation, conference, event and wedding venue in Lake Taupō, New Zealand.

    $198 - $500 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Villa 1 Tatamoana - Amazing Accom

    A stunning waterfront luxury holiday house that is simply the best accommodation Lake Taupo has. 2 tennis courts, swimming pool, direct beach access, absolute privacy, views forever, and an outstanding quality make this a stunning vacation rental.

    $1,150 - $1,300 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
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