Destination Taupō

Taupō is both a playground for adventurers and a haven for those seeking an escape.

We are just three and a half hours from Auckland, five hours from Wellington, two hours drive from Napier, and three and a half hours from New Plymouth.  There are also direct flights from Auckland daily to the Taupō airport—which is just five minutes’ drive away.

Right on the doorstep of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park, we have snow-covered mountains, rugged alpine deserts and the showstopping Lake Taupō that sets the scene for an equally magnificent break.

If you’re looking for fun and adventure, get out on the water, hike the Tongariro Crossing or ski Mount Ruapehu. We’re just steps away from the lake, an hour from the start of the Tongariro Crossing and less and 90 minutes from Whakapapa ski field.

Soak away your troubles and indulge in a spa treatment at DeBretts thermal hot pools, enjoy fantastic local bars and restaurants just a short stroll away, or simply pop across the road and have a picnic beside the sparkling lake.

No matter what your reason for visiting or how you plan to spend your time, our lakeside apartments in central Taupo are the perfect base for your getaway.