Taupo is a large town which sits at the edge of the southern hemisphere’s largest lake, Lake Taupo, in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. Taupo is on the northeast part of the lake where the lake discharges to the Waikato River. The river flows over one of New Zealand’s most spectacular waterfalls, the Huka Falls, which are just a short distance from the town.
Beautiful Lake Taupo is actually a huge volcano, with its most recent eruption in 181 AD. According to Maori legend, the lake is the pulsating heart of ‘Maui’s fish’, which is the North Island. There is much geothermal activity in the region to explore and most Taupo accommodation comes complete with a naturally heated spa pool.
The lakeside town of Taupo is a great base for visitors who want to fish for trout, cruise or kayak the lake and see the rock carvings at Mine Bay, not to mention ski or hike on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu.
For your stay in Taupo, you may want a hotel, apartment, bed and breakfast, hostel, camp site, campervan, farmstay, homestay, lodge, motel, holiday park or even a vineyard – simply select your chosen accommodation to view more details.
Guest Accommodation From $375 per night per couple
In a prime position on the shores of Lake Taupo, Wharewaka Lodge offers three private, luxury suites
with balconies overlooking landscaped gardens and the lake. Guests can relax in a comfy living room
beside an open wood fire with complimentary wines and hors dŽoeuvres each evening or sit on the
lakeside terrace and enjoy stunning views and brilliant sunsets. Visitors will appreciate special touches
such fresh flowers, complimentary wines, beer, organic juices and mineral water and a courtesy
passenger transfer service. Generous and healthy breakfasts are served either inside or out in fine
weather. A range of in-house spa treatments with a fully qualified practitioner are available in the
comfort and convenience of the house.
Wharewaka Lodge is only seven minutes from central
Taupo, a relaxed and friendly town with a wide range of shops, restaurants, both outdoor and indoor
cafes, art galleries and shops. The central plateau is a unique and spectacular area renowned for its
thermal spas, trout fishing, hiking and cycling, skiing, skydiving, bungy jumping, horse trekking, jet
boating and many other sporting and cultural activities. Hosts Susan and Tony will be only too pleased
to help visitors to organise trips and activities.
Keen landscapers, Tony and Susan have created
several gardens over the years and guests who do not want to venture far are free to wander and
enjoy. Bicycles and kayaks are provided for exploring the lovely sheltered bay and there is a walking
and cycling track at the bottom of the garden. Susan and Tony are eco-friendly and operate in a
sustainable way by composting and recycling whenever possible. By insulating, using double-glazing,
energy efficient heating, eco-friendly cleaning products, light bulbs, shower heads and New Zealand-
produced toiletries in top-up bottles they help to conserve energy and provide a pleasant and quiet
environment for visitors.
87 Wharewaka Road Four Mile Bay Taupo
Lake Taupo 3330
Tel: +64(0)7 378 8169
Fax: +64(0)7 376 9145