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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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  • Bed & breakfast

    Acacia Heights Gardens

    Acacia Heights Gardens provides quiet B&B accommodation in spacious park-like grounds with wide rural and lake views. Relax in the spa pool, retreat to the gazebo overlooking the lake, rest and recover from your travels in this peaceful oasis.

    $180 - $281 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Taupo Treetops Lakestay - Amazing Accom

    Set in a private conservation estate, Taupo Treetops Lakestay is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature - clarity of air, garden, bush, birdsong, lakeside walks, spectacular liquid gold and cranberry sunsets.

    $395 - $555 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Lake Terrace Taupo

    A fabulous, private, secure, open plan, architecturally designed holiday house that has been created with relaxation and space in mind. Located on the waterfront of Lake Taupo with an easy walk to the town centre.

    $795 - $1,095 Book now
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    Aultmore Hollow Bed & Breakfast

    Country comfort in a romantic setting. Self catering cottage in our garden means unrivaled privacy. Ideal retreat for artists, fishers, honeymooners or anyone looking for accommodation is a superb setting.

    $115 - $130 Book now
  • Hotels

    Hilton Lake Taupo

    Magnificent views over New Zealand's largest lake with majestic mountains beyond are just the start of what this hotel has to offer. Hilton Lake Taupo is accessibly located midway between Auckland and Wellington.

    $200 - $500 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Tui Glen Boutique Holiday Accomodation

    Tui Glen is affordable luxury holiday home with private gardens and expansive views located on the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo. A great base as you visit the many central north island attractions.

    $200 - $400
  • Bed & breakfast

    The Loft

    An invitation to step into a world full of old-fashioned charm and kiwi hospitality. Just 5 minutes from Taupo township, The Loft is nestled on a hillside above Lake Taupo in picturesque Acacia Bay. There is a great restaurant within walking distance

    $195 - $230
  • 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
  • Holiday homes

    Villa 2 Ngahere

    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 outstanding quality make this a stunning vacation rental.

    $1,150 - $1,600 Book now
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