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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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  • Golf

    Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

    Wairakei lies on 180 hectares of natural rolling countryside, 6460 metres from championship tees with 108 large well placed bunkers and was developed to meet the rigorous design standards required for world-class championship competitions.

    $175 - $230
  • Motels

    Phoenix Resort

    Situated on a picturesque rose garden, Phoenix Resort is within walking distance to the Great Lake Taupo and the city centre.

    $100 - $300 Book now
  • 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
  • Bed & breakfast

    Serenity on Wakeman

    Beautiful, spell-binding and stylish. These are words easily used by guests to describe this treasure with expansive views of New Zealand’s largest and most picturesque lake, Lake Taupo.

    $320 - $440 Book now
  • Bed & breakfast

    The Loft Taupo

    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 Book now
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

    Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

    Voted 'Best Holiday Park in New Zealand' by Wotif! We're a family Holiday Park with a range of Motels, Cabins & Sites. Our great facilities include WiFi, on-site shop, a thermally heated swimming pool, tennis courts and adventure playground!

    $14 - $410 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    A Hop, Skip & Jump to the Lake

    With the lake at the end of the street, and town centre only a couple of minutes drive away, you will enjoy being close to everything great that Taupo has to offer.

    $230 - $500 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
  • Motels

    Boulevard Waters Motel

    Boulevard Waters is situated right at the waters edge of Lake Taupo. All 10 luxury units with unlimited views are serviced daily & offer in-room spa, king size bed, kitchen facilities. Quiet location with off road parking.

    $189 - $259 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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