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Taupo is synonymous with the great Kiwi holiday – days spent with family exploring, discovering and unraveling local secrets by the rivers and lakes, in the bush and on the mountains.


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Guest newsletter – 08/05/2020

Kia Ora from Taupo

. . . . we are here waiting for you!

With International travel off the cards why not get out to see what beautiful Aotearoa has to offer.
People travel the world to experience the great things we have on offer.


We have been collaborating with other local operators and look forward to welcoming you sometime soon. Check out some great deals we have on offer.

Ten reasons to visit Taupo . . .

but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself!

Make TAUPO your base for exploring the scenery within the central North Island of New Zealand…  People travel the world to experience the great things we have to offer.

Huka Falls

You’ll hear the Huka Falls well before you see the them – it’s the sound of nearly a quarter of a million litres of water per second erupting from a natural gorge and thundering 11m into the Waikato River

Aratiatia Rapids

Thousands of litres of water are released from the Aratiatia Dam every day at 10am, 12pm and 2pm (and 4pm in summer) for around 15 minutes, creating a spectacular flow of water through a narrow gorge.

Mine Bay rock carvings

The giant Mine Bay Maori rock carvingof Ngatoroirangi on Lake Taupo has been hailed as one of New Zealand’s most extraordinary contemporary Maori artworks.

Cycling & mountain biking

There are few better ways to enjoy Taupo’s epic natural landscapes than from the saddle of a bike. From the epic Great Lake Trailto family-friendly Craters Mountain Bike Park, Taupo offers some of the best mountain-biking in New Zealand on a network of internationally recognised, purpose-built trails to suit every kind of rider.

Walking & Hiking

Nothing brings you closer to Taupo’s unforgettable wilderness than walking through it. Taupo’s untouched ancient forests and swamplands, impressive geothermal wonderlands, and breath-taking volcanoes are crisscrossed with excellent walking and hiking tracks of all lengths and levels of difficulty. From pleasant lakefront and riverside strolls like the Great Lake Walkway and Huka Falls trails, through to the Tongariro River Trail and Lake Rotopounamu native bush walks ringing with birdsong.

Otumuheke Stream

At Spa Thermal Park

Warm geothermal waters from Otumuheke Stream flow gently into the Waikato River, providing a free hot spot where bathers can relax in healing mineral water. Find out more about Otumuheke Stream here.

Fishing charters & tours

Taupo is renowned as an angler’s paradise with great fishing on back-country rivers, the world-famous Tongariro River, river mouths and beaches, and on Lake Taupo throughout the year.

Adrenaline & extreme tours

Taupo is ground zero for every activity that a thrill-seeker could wish to try. Skydive, Bungy jump, Bungy swing, Rock’nRopes or surf the rapids with Rapid’s Jet.

Family Friendly activities

Taupo is synonymous with the great Kiwi holiday – days spent with familyexploring, discovering and unraveling local secrets by the rivers and lakes, in the bush and on the mountains. Check out the latest addition to Taupo – Doughboats or fish for prawns at Huka Prawn Park then view the live beehives and fun children’s activities at Huka Honey Hive. Mind Junction is a great way to keep the kids captivated for hours!


When you eat in Taupo

you’re tasting the real New Zealand – beautiful fresh produce, meat and game, prepared simply to let the flavours shine through.

Taupo wineries & craft breweries

Taupo hasn’t missed out on the rise of the craft beer brewing movement and is home to several craft beer breweries, and boutique vineyards in the beautiful southern bays near Turangi. 

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

With mouth-watering blackboard menus and cabinets filled to the brim with delicious classic and contemporary daytime fare, Taupo is bursting at the seams with vibrant and quirky cafes.

“Another taste experience”

Taupo boasts an extensive selection of family-friendly restaurants, lakeside bars, award-winning fine dining and vibrant eateries.

Taupo markets & specialty food

With boutique merchants and charming markets found throughout the Taupo region, you won’t need to look far to find unique culinary treats to delight your inner foodie.


Unsure which property or package would suit you best?? Feel free to drop us an email or give us a call, we can’t wait to hear from you!


Our guarantee to you . . . Our holiday homes are cleaned to the highest standards between guests. We use commercial grade disinfectant to wipe every surface and touchpoint in all of our 50 + holiday homes. From light switches to door handles, benches to bathrooms, they are all cleaned thoroughly. Book now and enjoy a holiday in our lavish self-contained accommodation right on Taupo’s lake edge.