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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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  • Kayaking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures - Kayak, SUP, Bike Hire

    If you’d prefer to explore the great lake and its surroundings on your own, we have a wide range of equipment that you’re able to hire such as kayaks, stand up paddle boards (SUP), mountain bikes and bike racks.

    $20 - $100 Book now
  • Bed & breakfast

    Hill View HideAway

    My place is a beautiful hideaway looking across a gorgeous rural vista to the lake. Well worth the 10 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of town!

    $135 - $180 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Baywatch - Acacia Bay Holiday House

    Baywatch is an upmarket 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Acacia Bay holiday house in Taupo. This modern and stylish property enjoys easy outdoor living, a spa pool, a theatre room, and stunning lake views!

    $385 - $495 Book now
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • Motels

    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
  • 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
  • Volcanic/Geothermal

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures Geothermal Tours

    Kayaking through geothermal features along the Waikato River, bathing under a hot springs waterfall or wandering through Orakei Korako Geothermal Park is without a doubt one of the best ways to experience the geothermal wonders of NZ.

    $60 - $270 Book now
  • Apartments

    Loft on Lomond

    Escape the hustle and bustle of town with out having to be ‘out of town’. Loft on Lomond is just a 10 minute drive to Taupo’s town centre but you will feel as though you are in the countryside at this modern self contained Loft.

    $100 - $180 Book now
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