Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Taupo

The lake, waterfalls and hot springs are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Taupo. Renowned for its fishing, spas and cycling, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Taupo

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Travellers enjoy fun activities like cycling and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Taupo a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Taupo Bungy (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Wairakei International Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • The Kinloch Club (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Taupo

Panoramic lake views, beautiful waterfalls and relaxing hot springs are a few of the stunning natural features that Taupo boasts. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Taupo. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Craters of the Moon (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Huka Falls (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Aratiatia Rapids (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Lake Taupo (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Kuratau Jetty (20.4 mi / 32.9 km)
Transport

Transport options to and around Taupo

Fly into Taupo (TUO), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Taupo?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 472 holiday rentals near Taupo. From 379 Houses to 58 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Taupo for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Taupo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Taupo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Craters of the Moon: 485 holiday rentals
  • Taupo Hot Springs: 491 holiday rentals
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery: 492 holiday rentals
  • Taupo Bungy: 502 holiday rentals
  • Barbary: 499 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Taupo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Taupo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 379 Houses in Taupo. Our other popular types of Taupo holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 58 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 19 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Taupo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 39 holiday homes with pool available in Taupo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.