Taupo, Family Accommodation

  • Whakapapa Holiday Park

    Set in sheltering native trees, backing onto a pure mountain stream. Closest accommodation to Tongariro Alpine Crossing (shuttles available from accommodation) and Whakapapa ski field.  A variety of accommodation options available including Campervan and Tent Sites, Cabins, a Self-Contained Cabin, Lodge Private Rooms and Backpacker Beds. Also, a 32-bed Lodge, completely self-contained.  Shared Amenities with full facilities and free wi-fi.

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  • Chelmswood Motel

    The complex sits on a very peaceful two acres of grass land with stunning views of Lake Taupo. Chelmswood Motel, Taupo is the perfect choice for the whole family, with private grassed BBQ area, adjacent to the heated outdoor swimming pool, bikes are available for hire and its location is only 3km from the city centre. Town and restaurant shuttle available.

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  • Station Lodge - Ohakune

    Located opposite the Tongariro National Park. Station Lodge offers a variety of bedding configurations for families. Features: on-site ski & snowboard and mountain bike rental shop, cosy lounge, log fire, spa, BBQ facilities, outdoor dining, TV, games & social room, trampoline, drying room and board game collection.

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  • Sportsmans Lodge - Turangi

    For quality Turangi accommodation right on the banks of the Tongariro River, Sportsmans Lodge is an ideal place to make your home for a few days. Offering unique and tranquil Kiwi-style character that is an affordable and relaxed place to stay and play for the family. Rooms are fully-equipped and there is a large shared lounge/games room with open fire, TV and pool table. Sundeck with BBQ adjoining and free wifi.

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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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  • Comfort Inn Cascades - Taupo

    Comfort Inn Cascades 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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  • VU Thermal Lodge

    VU Thermal Lodge is positioned directly opposite the lake. There is a massive terraced deck, which is the perfect viewing platform for you to enjoy the lake and mountains. There is also a natural thermal bore beneath the property, that provides thermal water supply so all guests can enjoy thermal baths either in private pools or in a public big pool. There is a great selection of family accommodation to choose from.

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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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  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

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

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.

Christchurch

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.

Queenstown

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

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!

Northland

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.