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When it comes to accommodation, you and your four-legged friend will easily find a place to stay that suits both of you. There are many options from holiday parks to beautiful lodges to lakeside holiday homes and motels.
Just as the name suggests, “Botanical Hideaway” is a tranquil oasis surrounded by trees, and backing onto the stunning Botanical Gardens. Private and peaceful, the only sound you will hear is that of birds singing.$180 - $500
Lakeside motel, no roads to cross and direct access to lovely sandy swimming beach for guests. Heated pool, spa, bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, large spacious homely rooms, free WiFi, trampoline, playhouse, guest laundry and pet friendly.$105 - $450
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
A great kiwi holiday spot with a natural thermal plunge pool and a good range of accommodation. A super base to explore the Aratiatia Rapids or Mt Ngauruhoe also known as "Mt Doom". Both attractions feature in the Lord of the Rings films.$20 - $154
With world-class hiking & biking trails throughout the Taupo region, you and your pet can enjoy the incredible scenic landscapes, riverside trails, geothermal wonders, and forest parks together. Take in the stunning natural attractions of Taupo like the Ngatoroirangi Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings, Huka Falls, or Orakei Korako with your canine friend at your side.
Hire & drive your own doughnut boat! Our electric powered boats seat 6 & rental sessions are 2 hours long. Pack some drinks & nibbles, & cruise the shoreline of Lake Taupo while enjoying your favorite music via bluetooth speakers.$32.50 - $59.50
Daily scenic cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings onboard the Ernest Kemp, a replica steamboat. Ernest Kemp cruises daily all year round - four times during summer and twice in winter. Enjoy stunning Lake Taupo and the carvings on this 2 hour cruise.$35 - $45
Cruise to New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction, Huka Falls, in our purpose-built riverboat. Enjoy incredible views of this spectacular waterfall in comfort with Huka Falls River Cruise.$42
Orakei Korako 'The Place of Adorning' - a spectacular Geothermal attraction. Lonely Planet Travellers Guide writes: “ Orakei Korako is arguably the best thermal area left in New Zealand".$42
Before your day full of activities together or after your last adventure relish the delectable offerings and great outdoor seating at the long list of cafes, eateries, and restaurants that welcome both you and your dog.
Here at Creel Cafe we are about all things: coffee, divine food, experience, sharing and social space.
KEFI at the Hub serves divine breakfast and lunch dishes as well as healthy organic and gluten free options.
Nestled in Suncourt Plaza away from the hustle and bustle you will find The Cozy Corner.
This licensed cafe and bar sits right over the lake; in fact the cafe sits over the water itself with panoramic views across the lake. It's a nice place to relax with a coffee, wood fired pizza or even a drink.
Taupo has some of the best walking and cycling trails in New Zealand from family friendly lakeside cruising to journeys deep into ancient native forest.