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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.
19 quiet garden suites set in park-like grounds. Private access to famous Tongariro trout fishing river. 45 minutes to Ruapehi Ski Fields, 5 minutes to Tokannu hotpools, kayaking, restaurants, rafting. Wi-Fi, air conditioned
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.