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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

    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
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

    Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Park

    A great kiwi holiday spot with a natural thermal plunge pool and a good range of accommodation. A super base to explore the Aratiatia Rapids or Mt Ngauruhoe also known as "Mt Doom". Both attractions feature in the Lord of the Rings films.

    $20 - $154 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    The Mooring

    The Mooring is an upmarket 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom holiday apartment within a secure complex complete with heated swimming pool, BBQ area and guest parking. Enjoy the outlook of the tranquil Waikato River and stunning views to the Marina and Lake Taupo

    $295 - $585 Book now
  • Apartments

    A Little Luxury

    Relax in style in this luxuriously appointed one bedroom self-contained unit just a short stroll from the shores of Lake Taupo.

    $110 - $200 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Riverside House

    While away the summer days enjoying the company of friends and family in this absolutely stunning home located on the bank of the Waikato River. It won’t be hard to switch to holiday mode the moment you arrive at this riverside retreat.

    $600 - $750 Book now
  • Bed & breakfast

    The Pillars Retreat

    Welcome to our award winning property, a few minutes drive from Taupo. This stunning purpose built modern mediterranean style country manor, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy extensive gardens, native birdsong and surrounding mountains.

    $260 - $395 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    R&R Retreat

    1 bedroom inside unit, plus 1 stand alone bedroom. Just a 2 minute walk to the lake, this private and cozy unit can sleep up to 6 guests.

    $160 - $350 Book now
  • Motels

    Chelmswood Motel Taupo

    Chelmswood Motel Taupo is a Tudor style complex consisting of 36 units (24) with their very own Genuine Thermal Mineral pools, located at the southern entrance to Taupo with beautiful views of Lake Taupo.

    $110 - $399 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    The Point Luxury Lodge - Amazing Accom

    The Point Luxury Lodge offers an exclusive holiday experience in a very private and safe, gated community. An excellent getaway from the hustle and bustle, perched directly above the beautiful Whakamoenga Point on the shores of Lake Taupo.

    $995 - $1,600 Book now
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

    Great Lake Holiday Park Taupo

    Welcome to our Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park for a great holiday break. Experience a relaxed peaceful atmosphere in our five acres of landscaped grounds. We are close to the great adventure activities, & restaurants & cafes Taupo has on offer

    $22 - $140
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