Taupo, Family Accommodation

  • Braxmere

    Braxmere is in a breathtaking location that provides an idyllic setting with ten individual lakeside studios located in one of the most amazing spots on Lake Taupo.
    Apartments sleep four.

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  • Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge

    Experience the best Lake Taupo accommodation - we are as close to the lake as you can get! Yes, every room at Boulevard Waters is right on the lake front, no busy roads to cross, and no interruptions to your view no matter which room you are in, we promise.

    You will also be delighted to find in-room spas, air conditioning, king-size beds, FREE Fibre Wi-Fi, My Sky Guest Select 50+ channels (you can even pre-record your favourite shows), under-floor central heating, kitchenettes, Nespresso coffee machines and genuine coffee pods, plus complimentary toiletries, waffle robes, premium bedding, modern decor and hair dryers.

    Motel Facilities include a Thermal Plunge Pool, BBQ Facilities and a Guest Laundry.
    We are a family friendly motel  with rooms sleeping up to 5, plus family rooms sleeping up to three children in a separate room.
    Cafes and Restaurants Within Easy Walking Distance.
    Bicycles complimentary for guest use.

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  • Clearwater Motor Lodge

    Sitting on the edge of Lake Taupo, Clearwater Motor Lodge presents four star accommodation with dramatic views cross Lake Taupo and the mountains beyond.

    Our stylish lake front accommodation offers self-contained studios and 2 bedroom units all with spa baths, unlimited fibre WIFI, SkyTV, plus air conditioning in selected rooms.  We also have natural thermal pool on site.

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  • Judges Pool Motel

    Judges Pool Motel Turangi offers one and two bedroom fully self-contained units and is located at the southern end of Lake Taupo and only 200m from the famous Tongariro River with great fly fishing for big rainbow and brown trout. Judges Pool Motel offers clean, comfortable, quiet and affordable family accommodation.  Judges Pool Motel provides the perfect base for your activities or the ideal stopover with no traffic noise on your travels, with affordable family accommodation in our fully self-contained units.
    We're one of the area's most popular motels and the owners-operators Jill & Chris Hill have a wealth of local knowledge to share with you.

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  • Oasis Beach Resort

    Situated on the shores of Lake Taupo, the Oasis Beach Resort has outstanding views of the lake and mountains, only metres from hot water beach.
    Relax in the large heated swimming pool, or unwind in the indoor or outdoor spas.
    Enjoy a game of tennis or a beautiful scenic walk along the water's edge.
    Treat the family to a meal at one of our two adjacent restaurants.  Our family units sleep up to four people.

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  • Cascades Lakefront - Taupo

    Cascades Lakefront - Taupo is a comfortable and affordable Taupo family motel with direct lake, swimming beach and walking path access. Offering spacious accommodation with configurations to suit families and groups. The spa and heated swimming pool are central in the motel complex and their spacious family units open on to either a private courtyard garden or directly to the pool area.

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  • Beechtree Suites

    One of the newest accommodation providers in Taupo, their location offers easy access to Taupo's lakefront, restaurants, cafes, shops and airport. Self-contained boutique accommodation consisting of luxury studios or 2 & 3 bedroom suites. Catering well for family holidays they have two guest BBQs a large outdoor area for guest use, including a play area with swings and a trampoline for the kids.

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  • Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn

    Taupo motel accommodation with lovely lake & mountain views
    10 mins walk to shops and multiple restaurants

    • Rooms with views of the lake and mountains
    • A very popular onsite bar and restaurant
    • Studios, Family rooms, 2 & 3 brm units
    • Spa bath rooms
    • Spa pool
    • Conference Room
    • Cooked and Continental breakfast available
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  • Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments

    Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments is located just 4-minutes walk from restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping and Taupo town centre. Le Chalet Suisse boast one of the best locations in Taupo. All rooms from Studio, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom Apartments, sleeping up to six, commands a picturesque view of magnificent lake Taupo and on a clear day, the snow capped peak of Mount Ruapehu.

    Beautiful Lake Taupo is a mere stone's throw away from the motel. The motel facilities includes a swimming pool, heated Spa pool, free Wi-Fi in the rooms and public areas, self-serviced launderette, free parking, children's play area and BBQ facilities. The Premier and both the Superior and Deluxe 1 Bedroom Apartments have their own Spa Bath. All apartments are fully self-contained, multi-level with individual balcony except for the Studios with a shared patio.

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  • Skotel Alpine Resort

    Skotel Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s highest hotel, located in Whakapapa Village at the foot of Mount Ruapehu, within 500 meters of Tongariro National Park Whakapapa Visitor Centre.

    Hiking trails start directly at the hotel and the Sky Waka as well as the Mount Ruapehu ski field (Jun-Oct.) are a 6km drive up the mountain. From the hotel you can walk to Taranaki Falls, Tama Lakes and Silika Rapids and for those up for a day trail walk, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Shuttles for the crossing can be booked upon arrival and leave from our doorstep. After an exciting day hiking, biking, skiing (Jun-Oct) or sight-seeing guests can enjoy a refreshing sauna, a relaxing spa, or unwind over a drink or a meal at the Skotel Restaurant and Bar. At the Skotel our friendly, experienced staff have all the information to enable you to design your own adventure.

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  • Acacia Lake View Motel

    Acacia Lake View Motel is within walking distance of Taupo Township, 50-60 meters. We have family size units available, separate bedroom with a super king size bed, lounge area with 2 super king singles, full kitchen, bathroom with shower, 50 inch TV with sky and freeview. We are across the road from the Lake where you can swim, paraglide, play golf with the Hole In One Challenge, a few minutes down the road from us is Taupo Wharf, where you can charter boats to go fishing, or just explore our beautiful Lake, take in the Maori Rock Carvings, take a float plane ride across the Lake to the Mountains.

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  • Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

    Forget the day-to-day, as soon as you arrive at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort you'll be in holiday mode.

    Take a dip or relax beside our thermally heated lagoon pool where the kids can splash in the warm water for hours; it's warmer than the water in Fiji year round! Throw in the apron, take a break from cooking and simply float to the swim-up cafe and bar for a delicious bite to eat or a cheeky cocktail. With our giant poolside screen, you can even catch a movie from the luxury of our thermally heated water.
    Resort attractions all just seconds from your family accommodation include: biking, swimming and playing in our lagoon style pool, swim up bar, BBQ, tennis, pedal carts, beach volley ball, Neos 360, games room, jumping pillow, playground, mini golf, big park and campervan or apartment accommodation.

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  • Taupo DeBretts

    Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort is the perfect solution for your holiday or overnight stay. A variety of accommodation to suit all budgets ranging from cabins to 5 star Holiday Park Spa Chalets, Superior Lodges and Villas. If you are tenting or have a campervan the shared facilities are well equipped. Featuring 2 large outdoor mineral pools, 12 indoor private mineral pools, a fresh water pool, 2 spas, and waterslides. There is also lots of open space for children to run around, activities to keep them busy, an entertaining playground, a giant jumping cushion, board games – and best of all the hot mineral spa pools! Kids love the warm interactive playground with tipping bucket, huge dragon water slide and giant chess game.

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  • Ashburton
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  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.