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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.

Built in the 1950’s on the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo, the Lodge consists of 5 stand-alone cottages, fully self-catering and sleeping from 3 to 5 people. Two cottages are absolute lake edge while the others just a few metres away. Renovations and upgrading of facilities have been made to make your stay more comfortable but the soul of the old lodge remains. An on-site tackle shop sells fishing licenses, lures, flies and tackle or we can hire you what you need and set you in the right direction. Our private boat ramp allows you to launch your own boat and be fishing within minutes or you can go for a leisurely row in our dinghy, kayaks & standup paddle boards. Create memories sitting at our lakeside barbecue area and watch the sun set.

Facilities & features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
Proximity to airport:
5 kms from Taupo airport
Proximity to town:
10 kms from Taupo town
Number of rooms:
Maximum capacity:

Opening times

Business hours
8am - 7pm 7 days
Months of operation
All Year


High Season (December 1 - March 31)
$119 - $209 (Adult)
Low Season (April 1 - November 30)
$99 - $179 (Adult)

Where public holidays and special; events fall into our low season, peak time rates apply

+64 7 378 7183
0800 104321
+64 7 378 7183
Physical address:
Waitahanui Lodge
116 State Highway 1
New Zealand