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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.
Ashbrook Motel offers superior accommodation, spacious 1 and 2 bedroom suites in a quiet location yet so close to town and all attractions.
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.
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.
Bay Court Lakefront Motel is situated just across the road from the lake, 1 kilometre from town. Twelve spacious, smoke free units - bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom - some with spa bath.
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.