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Just three and a half hours by car from Auckland, and four from Wellington, Taupo makes the ideal stop on a driving holiday, or destination for a short or long escape. Many motels are within walking distance of the town centre and provide comfortable, spacious self-contained facilities.
Kick back with the kids and enjoy a BBQ dinner poolside, sit on the balcony with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the lake, or take an evening soak in the spa pool at one of Taupo’s many affordable and family-friendly motels.
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.
Tongariro Junction in Turangi is adjacent to SH 1 at the gateway to Tongariro National Park, close to the mountains and Lake Taupo. We offer a wide variety of reasonably priced accommodation to suit all needs, from campsites to luxury motel units.
Pa Harakeke Pureora is the "Gateway to The Timber Trail" and offers everything you need to experience this fantastic ride which winds its way through beautiful native forest steeped in history, culture and adventure.
West facing Lakefront Lodge for afternoon sun into quiet garden nooks or front decks. Lake views from most decks. Super-King beds and crisp linen for a great nights sleep. Free Wi-Fi, SKY Guest Select 50+ Channel, BBQs, Spa and off street parking.