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Couples weekend escape to Turangi

With domestic travel back on the cards and a craving to explore – this affordable package in Southern Lake Taupo might just be the ticket! Plan a weekend escape with your loved one and enjoy the stunning southern bays of Lake Taupo staying at the lakeside Braxmere Lodge and explore the shores of the world-famous Tongariro River by bike with Tongariro Mountain Bikes. When your day of adventure is done, relax with a hot soak at the thermally heated Tokaanu Thermal Pools. Pack a bottle of wine and treat yourself to a weekend away to recharge and reconnect 

  • From $425 Package for two.

This couples weekend escape package for two includes: 

Package available for travel until 25 September 2020.


Your escape to Southern Lake Taupo

Day one

Check in on a Friday night for two nights’ accommodation at one of Taupo’s hidden gems when it comes to accommodation - Braxmere Lodge. Nestled on the southern shores of Lake Taupo in Tokaanu this waterside Lodge is away from the city lights and surrounded by beautiful native bush. Upgrade to a fully catered experience with delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options from Lakeland House Restaurant, Braxmere’s onsite restaurant, and make it a truly relaxing getaway!

Day two 

Take your time on Saturday morning and head into Turangi for breakfast or brunch at one of the lovely cafes. When you are ready, pick up your mountain bikes from Tongariro Mountain Bikes and set off to explore the beautiful Tongariro River Trail, winding along the banks of the Tongariro River alongside rolling farmland and lush native bush. This trail is Grade 2 and suitable for beginners. For more experienced riders who are seeking a challenge, there are options to upgrade your bike hire to an alternative winter mountain biking experience.

Once you have returned your bikes, you may wish to explore one of the many short walks in the area or if it is time to relax, head straight to Tokaanu Thermal Pools and unwind in a thermally heated private pool. You may also wish to stroll through the Tokaanu Thermal Walk near the pool complex, a 20-minute short walk through a natural thermal area where you can glimpse steaming hot geothermal activity.

Day three

Sunday provides you with the opportunity to explore another scenic walking trail in the region. Enjoy breakfast in Turangi and then visit the beautiful Lake Rotopounamu Track which is a 5km loop trail that circles an emerald coloured lake weaving amongst native forest that is alive with birdsong. Further south towards Mount Ruapehu you could explore one of the beautiful walks in the heart of the Tongariro National Park such as the 6km Taranaki Falls Walk or one of the shorter Whakapapa Village short walks.

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