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Dog friendly tracks in Taupo

Explore Taupo's walking and biking tracks with your dog. From lush forests to geothermal wonders.

Whether you're after a scenic walk, a day by the water or some exercise surrounded by nature, the Taupo region boasts a range of trails for you and your canine family members.

For those with dogs that love to make a splash, the Great Lake Pathway and the Rangatira Point Track are paw-fect short walks with easy access to the always refreshing Lake Taupo.

For nature lovers looking to be submerged in scenery while your furry friend has room to run around, you should consider the Opepe Scenic & Historic Reserve Walk, the Tongariro River Trail (great for mountain bikers) and the Whangamata Stream Trail; you may even see some trout in the stream!

If you're after some exciting exercise for you and your pooch, try out Craters MTB Park (mixed grades for all skill levels) or the W2K section of the Great Lake Trails; great for both walkers and bikers, and your pup has access to drinking water at the top and Lake Taupo at the bottom.

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  • Holiday homes

    Treehouse Cottage - Kuratau Bach

    Treehouse Cottage is nestled in native bush surrounds and just a short walk to the lake edge! With three-bedrooms plus Sleepout, there's room for your whole group, and your furry friend can come too.

    $193 - $396 Book now
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    Lupin Lodge Bed & Breakfast

    The Lodge is spacious and modern with views from every window of the surrounding farmland and the local golf course. Come for a relaxing stay or pursue our adrenalin fuelled outdoor activities. Ideally located just 800m from the lake.

    $170 - $250 Book now
  • Holiday homes

    Tranquil Tauhara - Taupo Central Holiday Home

    Appreciate the comfort of this cosy, well-situated base located in the lovely suburb of Tauhara - welcome to Tranquil Tauhara.

    $201 - $479 Book now
  • Apartments

    Midtown Tui Villa - Taupo Central Holiday Unit

    Your fantastic lake getaway in Taupo Central starts with the open-plan living area that not only offers an ideal cosy area for everyone to relax together, but also opens out onto a sun-soaked balcony.

    $152 - $346 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
  • Biking trails

    Waihaha Section - Great Lake Trails

    Towering volcanic rock cliffs, spectacular views and a waterfall hidden deep in the Waihaha Valley are highlights of the Waihaha section.

  • Holiday homes

    Parehopu Lake House - Taupo Holiday Home

    Had enough of the city? Feel the need to make some family memories? Or do you just need that weekend away by the Lake? Head to Parehopu Lake House.

    $163 - $416 Book now
  • Holiday parks & campgrounds

    Turangi Holiday Park

    What a beautiful historical campground? Ideal for campers and back packers. We've got it all - basic backpacker cabins, family cabin and a fully self contained house. You need to bring your own linen for the cabins and family cabin.

    $22 - $250 Book now
  • Hotel & Lodge venues

    Omori Lodge

    Omori Lodge is hidden amongst 24 acres of a native New Zealand bush and rolling hills with panoramic views of Lake Taupo and surrounding country.

    $100 - $250
  • Holiday homes

    Rahui Basecamp - Lake Taupo Holiday Home

    Round up the troops and head to Rahui Basecamp. This four-bedroom holiday home with Wi-Fi is the perfect base for your next trip to Lake Taupo.

    $298 - $776 Book now
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