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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

    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
  • Backpackers & hostels

    Haka Lodge Taupō

    Haka Lodge Taupō is an upmarket backpacker's hostel in central Taupo. Our ethos places the guest experience at the heart of everything we do. Come and stay in backpacker luxury with free unlimited WIFI, hot spa pool and a great view.

    $27 - $159 Book now
  • Urban attractions

    Hukafalls Jet

    Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls for unique water-level views! Nothing gets you closer.

    $99 - $139 Book now
  • Motels

    Acapulco Motor Inn

    Acapulco Motor Inn offers affordable, comfortable accommodation and is conveniently located near the Lake Taupo edge and town centre.

    $110 - $420 Book now
  • Bed & breakfast

    Tauhara Sunrise Lodge

    Welcome to Tauhara Sunrise Lodge, boutique bed & breakfast and 5 star accommodation overlooking Lake Taupo, township of Taupo and Mount Tauhara. Come & experience our private boutique bed & breakfast, where you can come home to relax and unwind.

    $250 - $450 Book now
  • Motels

    Mountain View Motel

    Eleven unit motel in a quiet location away from the SH1. Only a five minute walk to the lake and a 10 minute walk to the Taupo town centre.

    $95 - $265
  • Motels

    Lake Taupo Motor Inn

    Lake Taupo Motor Inn is situated just 400 m from the shores of Lake Taupo. Enjoy breathtaking lake and mountain views from many of our well-appointed apartments and suites.

    $165 - $330 Book now
  • Luxury Lodge

    Huka Lodge

    Renowned for its luxurious hospitality, Huka Lodge offers 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one Lodge Suite and two exclusive cottages - the Owner's Cottage with four suites and the new two-suite Alan Pye Cottage.

    $1,200 - $2,545
  • Motels

    Camellia Court Family Motel Taupo

    We are an affordable motel in Taupo. We have an assortment of motel and backpacker type cabin units. The motels are fully self contained.

    $40 - $255 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Central By The Lake with Hot Tub - Taupo Holiday Home

    Need a cosy holiday to recharge the batteries? 'Central By The Lake' is a warm and welcoming spot, ready and waiting to host your stay.

    $192 - $495 Book now
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