Taupō town

The Taupō 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 Taupō 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 Taupō 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.

Taupō town

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  • Motels

    Courtney Motel

    Offering a selection of refurbished 3 star studio,1,2 & 3 bedroom self contained motel units , with modern furnishings, oversize beds, free on site carparking, Sky TV, WiFi Internet access. Enjoy the Spa and Heated Pool, quiet garden setting.

    $129 - $299
  • Luxury Lodge

    Lake Taupo Lodge

    Lake Taupo Lodge offers 5 star luxury accommodation with dinner by arrangement. The focus is on gracious living and the six guest suites are luxurious examples of world class accommodation.

    $495 - $695 Book now
  • Holiday Homes

    Kauawhi Lodge

    Kauawhi Lodge is a luxurious three bedroom executive home (with Wi-Fi) located on the shores of Lake Taupo. This well-appointed and welcoming executive home won first place in the Registered Master Builders' Federation House of the Year competition.

    $345 - $800
  • Motels

    Ashbrook Motel

    Ashbrook Motel offers superior accommodation, spacious 1 and 2 bedroom suites in a quiet location yet so close to town and all attractions.

    $125 - $280
  • 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
  • Boutique & Lodge

    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

    Villa 1 Tatamoana

    A stunning waterfront luxury holiday house that is simply the best accommodation Lake Taupo has. 2 tennis courts, swimming pool, direct beach access, absolute privacy, views forever, and an outstanding quality make this a stunning vacation rental.

    $1,150 - $1,300 Book now
  • Apartments

    Taupō Riverfront Apartment

    A modern, spacious open-plan two bedroom apartment in Taupo overlooks the Waikato River, Taupo domain and marina. Sleeps six (two bedrooms plus sofa bed). Swimming pool onsite. Full kitchen facilities, double garaging. Kayaks and WiFi available free.

    $230 - $390 Book now
  • Holiday Homes

    Greenwood Lodge

    Greenwood Lodge offers seclusion, space, spectacular uninterrupted views and a front lawn that is right on the shores of Lake Taupo. Based on Hotwater Beach with its unique thermal heated water this is a seriously amazing spot.

    $600 - $900 Book now
  • 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
  • Motels

    52 on Rifle Motel

    52 on Rifle Motel prides itself on delivering friendly, quality, affordable Taupo accommodation. We offer self-contained units, we're only a short walk to the town centre, and with a café across the road, this Taupo accommodation has many convenience

    $126 - $350 Book now
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

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    Waitahanui Lodge

    Classic, rustic, charming, quirky, nostalgic - all descriptions guests have used to describe the Waitahanui lodge. It's a kiwiana treasure right on the lake edge and just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Taupo and 5kms from the airport.

    $99 - $209
  • Backpackers

    YHA Taupō

    YHA Taupo offers a range of comfortable, refurbished accommodation including multi-share, female only, double and twin rooms, most with ensuites. YHA Taupo also accommodates families and groups.

    $23 - $120 Book now
  • Motels

    Anchorage Resort - Heritage Collection

    Located on the shore of Lake Taupo. Luxury studio & 1 bedrooms, family 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Large outdoor area with heated pools & spa pool, furniture & BBQs. Indoor spa pool and sauna. Free parking, complementary WiFi. Air conditioning.

    $150 - $480 Book now
  • Holiday Parks

    Taupō DeBretts Spa Resort

    Award winning 5-Star Thermal Resort-Overlooking Lake Taupo/Tongariro National Park. With an exceptional range of Accommodation. Big Bounce Air Pad, free WiFi, Hot Springs & Water Park, water-playground & day spa. A good reason to visit!

    $27 - $290 Book now
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    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
  • Holiday Homes

    Hatepe House

    An extremely comfortable Taupo holiday house only a 30 seconds walk from the lake edge. Spacious, warm and welcoming, nestled in beautiful trees on a quiet lane, with native birds all around, this is the perfect escape for families and friends.

    $450 - $695 Book now
  • Holiday Homes

    Cushaven

    Cushaven is a superb contemporary elevated home with spectacular views over Lake Taupo to the (often snow capped) volcanic mountains at the southern end of the lake. This home is a serene haven for a relaxing holiday.

    $595 - $1,090 Book now
  • Holiday Homes

    Taupō Treetops Lakestay

    Set in a private conservation estate, Taupo Treetops Lakestay is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature - clarity of air, garden, bush, birdsong, lakeside walks, spectacular liquid gold and cranberry sunsets.

    $395 - $555 Book now