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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

    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 town centre.

    $95 - $265
  • 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
  • Motels

    Accent on Taupo Motel

    West facing Lakefront Lodge for afternoon sun into quiet garden nooks or front decks. Lake views from most decks. Super-King beds and crisp linen for a great nights sleep. Free Wi-Fi, SKY Guest Select 50+ Channel, BBQs, Spa and off street parking.

    $115 - $295
  • Hot pools & health spas

    Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa - Guided Tour and Maori Experience

    Silcia terraces, thermal bathing pools, massage therapy, Maori cultural experiences, geothermal tours.

    $15
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

    Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

    Lusty's Lagoon is NZ's only swim up bar and cafe with thermally heated swimming pools & giant movie screen, pump track, mini golf, tennis courts, playground & jumping pillows. Our family resort has a range of apartments, motels, cabins & sites.

    $47 - $870 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Marinaside Villa - Taupo Holiday Apartment

    Marinaside Villa is a Taupo holiday apartment central to all the action with WiFi. Relax in style at this contemporary lifestyle apartment with partial elevated views over the marina, lake, river, parks and city.

    $200 - $625 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Taupo Central - Taupo Holiday Home

    Centrally positioned for convenience and comfort, Taupo Central is a 3 bedroom Taupo holiday home. This relaxed, family friendly house is an easy option for your next lake getaway, right in the heart of Taupo.

    $136 - $393 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
  • Motels

    Chantilly's Motor Lodge

    Chantilly's quiet, peaceful location also just minutes from the crystal clear waters of beautiful Lake Taupo.

    $130 - $285 Book now
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Te Whare Ruruhau - exclusive wilderness cabin

    Exclusive wilderness retreat in pristine native bush accessible only by helicopter. Choose from one of our exquisitely hosted & catered packages. Disconnect to Reconnect - no roads, people, cell coverage or stress. Just Wild Perfection.

    $2,400 - $4,000
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