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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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  • Holiday homes

    Hatepe House - Amazing Accom

    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
  • Motels

    Bella Vista Motel Taupo

    One of the respected Bella Vista Accommodation chain of 27 motels nationwide. You can depend on us for a warm welcome and comfortable, consistent experience all following the same recognisable Bella Vista design. Includes free car-park & free WiFi.

    $110 - $175 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    The Point Luxury Lodge - Amazing Accom

    The Point Luxury Lodge offers an exclusive holiday experience in a very private and safe, gated community. An excellent getaway from the hustle and bustle, perched directly above the beautiful Whakamoenga Point on the shores of Lake Taupo.

    $995 - $1,600 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
  • 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
  • Sports

    Zone Escapes

    Zone Escapes runs epic fitness retreats in amazing locations, letting you unleash, unwind, escape and explore through group training, fun and relaxation.

    $1,200 - $1,400
  • Apartments

    Riverside Apartment Taupo

    Riverside Apartment is a beautiful, modern 3 bedroom apartment with a central Taupo location overlooking the river. Sleeping 8 it has kitchen and laundry facilities. Heated swimming pool, wifi and free kayaks available. Double garage and secure.

    $260 - $440 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Heathcote Cottage - Taupo Holiday Home

    For some genuine charm and character, you can't look past Heathcote Cottage! This holiday home has recently been renovated and refurbished so combines beautiful features of the original house with modern comforts.

    $117 - $582 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Lake Terrace Taupo - Amazing Accom

    A fabulous, private, secure, open plan, architecturally designed holiday house that has been created with relaxation and space in mind. Located on the waterfront of Lake Taupo with an easy walk to the town centre.

    $795 - $1,095 Book now
  • Motels

    EMotel

    eMotel is a contemporary boutique motel perfectly situated beside the main town centre, on a quiet street, opposite a park and with lake views from each room. The Lakefront is only a few hundred metres away. The accommodation is superior luxury.

    $160 - $520 Book now
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