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Taupō 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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  • Bed & Breakfast

    Blue Waters Bed & Breakfast

    Designed with every comfort in mind, with a little luxury added. Two double rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Large guest lounge with lovely lake and mountain views opening to two outdoor courtyards. TV with Netflix. Free WiFi. Onsite parking. Smokefree

    $165 - $245 Book now
  • Motels

    Baycrest Lodge

    Experience the latest in quality service and surroundings, where traditional elegance blends with a restful ambience. Baycrest Lodge is 100m from hot water swimming beach at Great Lake Taupo. All 16 units are spacious and elegant.

    $159 - $315 Book now
  • Boutique & Lodge

    Belle Vue Boutique Lodge

    Belle vue Boutique Lodge suites are decorated with absolute luxury and perfection. Liz and Steve will treat, spoil and give you an experience you will never forget, leaving you excited to plan the next opportunity to visit again.

    $260 - $350
  • Hotels

    Sacred Waters Taupo

    The ultimate luxury experience! Separate thermal hot tubs in each apartment. Outdoor lap pool at 36 degrees, gymnasium, a large majority of apartments have 180 degree uninterrupted views of mountains and lakes.

    $245 - $805 Book now
  • Motels

    Clearwater Motor Lodge

    Situated on the shores of New Zealand's favourite Lake Taupo Clearwater has 10 quality units overlooking the lake all with in-room spas, full kitchen facilities. 6 units with air-conditioning. Quiet location, off street parking and free Wi-Fi.

    $155 - $243 Book now
  • Miscellaneous Madness

    Taupō Cliffhanger Extreme Swing

    Taupo Cliffhanger is New Zealand's extreme cliff-face swing. Located at the Taupo Bungy site, this exhilarating ride offers participants a feet-first alternative, with all the excitement of freefall.

    $155 - $310 Book now
  • Apartments

    Taupo 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

    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
  • Kayaking

    Taupo Kayaking Adventures Full Day Tour

    If you're looking for a longer day experience kayaking on the water, this is the trip for you. Allow approximately 6 hours (4 - 5 hours on the water).

    $225 - $265 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
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