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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

    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
  • 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
  • Miscellaneous Madness

    Formula Challenge Racing

    At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 25 years of experience behind us, Formula Challenge is the ultimate experience for motosport.

    $390 - $690 Book now
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Acacia Cliffs Lodge

    Boutique luxury lodge with stunning lake and mountain views and a spectacular Lake Taupo location. Acacia Cliffs offers stylish accommodation, relaxed luxury and genuine NZ hospitality. Secluded just minutes from town and Lake Taupo.

    $650 - $750 Book now
  • Motels

    Oasis Resort Taupo

    The Oasis Resort is a fabulous lakefront property which is sure to delight the whole family. This absolute lake edge property has it all.

    $95 - $308
  • Walking & Hiking

    Chris Jolly Outdoors Interactive Survival Walks

    Learn basic survival skills within your natural environment with Chris Jolly Outdoors's Interactive Survival Walk. These survival skills, from finding water and food to building shelters, will be handy in any unwanted situations.

    $140 - $360 Book now
  • Holiday Homes

    Hosea House - Amazing Accom

    A wonderful 4 bedroom, ranch-style residence in one of Taupo's premier locations and bordering right on Lake Terrace. This is the perfect holiday place to be relaxed, refreshed and restored while enjoying the many local events and outdoor adventures.

    $495 - $695 Book now
  • Performing Arts

    The Haka Shop Ltd

    Maori Hangi dinner & Cultural show- Meet the real locals to hear the real stories of our tribal area. The Haka Shop welcomes you! Or take a walk with guide "Snow" or weave a mini kete with our expert weavers.

    $49 - $89 Book now
  • Motels

    Absolute Lake View Motel

    We (Gerard & Moe) are the owners here-a historic building-situated across from the lake in front of McDonalds / Liquor King, next to Taupos town center. Our 23 units are modern and clean. Our indoor heated pool, sauna and spa are refreshing.

    $120 - $280
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Fairbairn House

    Fairbairn House sits high above Lake Taupo in the private Grandview Country Estate at Acacia Bay, Taupo. At 642 metres (2,106 feet) above sea level, the unique elevated position commands extensive and rare views of Great Lake Taupo.

    $175 - $245 Book now
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