The moment you arrive in Taupo, either via coach, plane or vehicle, you will be impressed with the huge selection of holiday and corporate accommodation on offer. From world famous luxury lodges to backpacker hostels, farm-stays, affordable motels, friendly bed & breakfast and large hotel chains – there is always somewhere to rest your head at night in Taupo.
The Taupo region allows visitors the luxury of choosing to stay pretty much anywhere, beside a lake, up a mountain or in the bush! Enjoy accommodation to suit all budgets in the township, go lake-side, get a mountain view, go countryside or escape away from it all. From as little as twenty bucks to thousands of dollars, Taupo has the accommodation to suit your budget and holiday requirements.
Due to the popularity of Taupo as an international backpacker destination there is plenty of clean, cheap accommodation to be found downtown and in the country! The Action Downunder YHA is a modern purpose built backpackers boasting spacious, open plan hostel living with large sunny decks, while Base Taupo is another well known and popular central backpackers. Adventure travellers should check out Riverstone Backpackers set in a picturesque natural environment only 4-minute walk to the Tongariro River.
For those that prefer to get a bit closer to Mother Nature, there is an awesome selection of camp grounds with cabins and holiday parks for campervans and motorhome travellers, including Great Lake Holiday Park, Lake Taupo Top 10 Holiday Resort and Lake Taupo’s premier camping and campervan park – Taupo De Bretts, located right next door to Taupo Hot Springs Spa.
There is a great range of quality, serviced motels located throughout the Lake Taupo region. Motels are working in a highly competitive industry so it pays to shop around as many offer special deals for weekends, off peak and long term stays. You can find some excellent motel providers such as the family friendly and very affordable Anchorage Resort Motel in a central location directly across from Lake Taupo, and motel-chain favourites including the Bella Vista Motel brand.
Bed and breakfast style accommodation is growing in popularity around New Zealand due to an increase in the number of tourist visitors keen to experience genuine Kiwi hospitality in a warm and friendly accommodation environment. Bed and breakfast (also refer to as Guest Hosted) accommodation is a great way to meet new people and find out from the locals where the best places are to eat, things to see and activities to do.
Another popular and fast growing style of accommodation is self-catering holiday apartments and holiday houses. Guests can enjoy the comfort of a totally self-contained house or apartment along with the privacy of being self-catering. This style of accommodation can also be a less expensive option for groups or families staying in the Taupo area. Quest Taupo offers a range of standard and superior serviced apartment accommodation to suit most budgets and requirements.
Luxury accommodation is a serious business in Taupo, and there are some truly stunning world-class lodges and sumptuous hideaways for those that can afford to holiday in total luxury. Many of these lodges are very popular with international stars seeking peace and privacy. The most internationally famous of these luxury accommodation providers is Huka Lodge. Considered one of the world’s top retreats, the lodge is located in a private bush setting on the banks of the Waikato River and offers pure luxury for the discerning visitor.
For accommodation that isn’t quite so pricey but still offers plenty of luxury, check out the wonderful choice of Hotels on offer, including the well-known hotel chains such as the Copthorne and Millennium.