Accommodation in Taupo

Taupo is a beautiful lakeside town, located at the outlet at Australasia’s largest freshwater lake. It is internationally renowned for its trout fishing, golf and as an adrenalin paradise. Highlights include the highest water touching bungee in New Zealand or the largest commercial skydive drop zone in the Southern Hemisphere.

The thundering Huka Falls are a spectacular site that can be viewed from the banks of the river or from a jet boat.

Taupo is also a poular venue of major sporting events including the Ironman New Zealand, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Oxfam Trailwalker and the Mighty River Power Sailing Regatta.

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets

Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge, Taupo

“Founded in the 1920s, this is New Zealand’s iconic retreat for discerning travelers. With an unrivalled riverside location and impeccable attention to detail. A stay here is truly unforgettable.”


Hilton Lake Taupo

“Beautiful location with stunning lake and thermal valley views. There is a range of accommodation options from hotel rooms to self-contained apartments. There is also a fantastic outdoor thermal pool. “


Millenium Taupo

“Location wise this hotel is fantastic. Uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains from guest rooms, restaurants and bar areas. It is also an affordable lake front option. “

Minarapa Lodge

Minarapa Lodge, Taupo

“Located just ten minutes out of Taupo. This is a very nice peaceful rural B&B in picturesque countryside.”

More information about Taupo

 Sky Dive Taupo1. Skydive Taupo
Tandem skydive in Taupo from 12,000 or 15,000 feet and you will experience one of the most stunning dropzones – surrounded by snow tipped mountains and the shimmers blue waters of Lake Taupo.

V8 Racing Taupo2. V8 Racing
Taupo Motorsport Park is a premier facilities for driver training and is also home to a certified drag strip and hosts a number of top events including the “Home of New Zealand Motorsport”.

Prawn Fishing Taupo3. Prawn Fishing
Huka Prawn Park is great fun for the whole family. You can fish for prawns all day and what you catch they will cook for you in their onsite restaurant.

Taupo Boat Cruise4. Boat Cruises
A boat cruise on Lake Taupo is one of the best ways to experience New Zealand’s largest lakes. Many of the cruises will take you to see the Maori Bay rock carvings as well. These unique carvings are only accessible by boat.

Fishing Taupo5. Fishing
Lake Taupo offers a lot of great opportunities for fishing. The area is well known for trout and fly fishing.

Maori Rock Carvings Taupo6. Maori Rock Carvings
Take a kayak or boat tour around the Maori rock carvings which are only accessible by water. The carvings are over 10 meters high and believed to be the remains of a 1000 year old Maori village.

Huka Falls Jet Boating, Taupo7. Huka Falls Jet Boating
Take an exhilarating ride to the base of the Huka Falls. Along the way you will take in the breathtaking views of this beautiful river environment.

Golf Taupo8. Golf
Lake Taupo is home to many world class golf course, mini golf and the famous Hole in One Challenge situated on Lake Taupo.

Cycling Taupo9. Biking
There is a large number of fantastic bike trails around Taupo. There is also the annual round Lake Taupo bike race that takes place each year (one full circuit of 160kms).

Lake Taupo Cuisine10. Wine and Dine
There are a number of great local restaurants, bars and cafes in Taupo. From casual local cafes through to international renowned waterfront restaurants – you will find something to suit all taste buds in Taupo.

Taupos town center is very small and is within walking distance of most hotels, restaurants and bars. Most tours will do pickups from hotels or from the town center. For exploring further a car is definitely the way to go.