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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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  • Backpackers & hostels

    BoB's Hostel

    BoB's host's its guest in an iconic 1950's building only one block back from the even more iconic Lake Taupo. BoB's has the best value rooms in Taupo and the best sundeck for views back out over the lake. BoB has private ensuite rooms as well as dorm

    $20 - $100 Book now
  • Apartments

    300 Lake Terrace - C4

    This one bedroom modern apartment with an additional fold out queen sofa bed is just a stones throw from the shores of Lake Taupo.

    $130 - $300 Book now
  • Motels

    Alpine Lake Motel Taupo

    Alpine Lake is a modern motel located in the heart of Lake Taupo with friendly local service... Your Taupo adventure starts here.

    $139 - $359 Book now
  • 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 quiet garden setting only 100m from lakefront.

    $99 - $399 Book now
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

    Taupo 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 to keep the whole family entertained.

    $30 - $450 Book now
  • Backpackers & hostels

    Haka Lodge Taupō

    Haka Lodge Taupō is an upmarket backpacker's hostel in central Taupo. Our ethos places the guest experience at the heart of everything we do. Come and stay in backpacker luxury with free unlimited WIFI, hot spa pool and a great view.

    $26 - $159 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Lake Terrace Lockwood

    As the name suggests Lake Terrace Lockwood is located right on the main strip of Taupo. Cross the road and you can dip your toes in the crystal clear fresh waters of Lake Taupo.

    $300 - $650 Book now
  • Apartments

    The Village Resort

    The Village Resort is located at 82 Lake Terrace and overlooks the shores of the stunning Lake Taupo. Just 500 meters from the CBD, it is ideally situated for all your accommodation requirements .

    $159 - $559
  • Holiday homes

    Bayview Lake Taupo

    This spacious, modern home was given the name ‘Bayview’ due to the stunning views of the bay which can be enjoyed from the hot-tub, sun-deck, all 4 bedrooms, both living areas and dining area.

    $500 - $800 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Ultimate Luxury Lake Terrace

    This three bedroom lavishly furnished home is the ultimate place for you to spend your precious time out. Located right on Lake Terrace with uninterrupted lake and mountain views you will not want to leave.

    $500 - $700 Book now
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