A Holiday in Taupo
Taupo is one of New Zealand's best loved holiday destinations. Nestled on the shores of the beautiful, picturesque Lake Taupo, this bustling town offers everything a visitor could want. From lovely B&B's, to sprawling country manors, to fine dining restaurants, and a virtually limitless range of attractions and activities.
Where to Stay in Taupo
Taupo accommodation options range from the budget camp ground, to the luxury hotel and family friendly motels. The extensive range of options mean that whether you are in Taupo with your family, friends, business associates or looking for that perfect romantic getaway, there is something for everyone.
Voted #1 Small Hotel in New Zealand and #2 Small Hotel in the World by TripAdvisor, The Pillars Retreat Taupo is one of the best places you can stay while in Taupo. Located in a rural country setting, overlooking countryside and beautiful Lake Taupo, this luxury accommodation in Taupo offers the ultimate in romantic, peaceful getaways.
With 4 luxurious guest rooms, each with private ensuites and wonderful views of surrounding countryside, guests can take advantage of the modern, luxurious trimmings in a unqiue country manor. Each morning, guests are indulged in a delicious breakfast of locally grown and produced products, along with a complimentary glass of wine each evening and a fresh baked muffin each day.
Things to Do in Taupo
Where to start?! There are so many activities and attractions, that visitors will wish they had stayed longer. Activities range from sky diving for the adrenaline junky, to romantic day spas for the romantic couple, to the hot springs and 6D cinema for families.
The magnificent Huka Falls are a must do, as the fast flowing water of the Waikato River plummets 11 metres creating a thundering noise and a spectacular waterfall. Come and see and you'll understand why it is one of New Zealand's most visited and photographed attractions!
The Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park is located just 25 minutes north of Taupo and is a breathtakingly beautiful geothermal attraction, awe-inspiring in its natural subterranean might. Open every day of the year, the Park is accessed by boat over Lake Ohakuri.
Don't look past the main attraction! Lake Taupo is world famous for its freshwater trout fishing, boating and other water sports. A leisurely stroll along the shores of this pristine lake makes for a lovely outing, and kids will love having a picnic on the shores.
Watch the video below for more ideas on what to do in Taupo.