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About the Central North Island, New Zealand

Rotorua must be the “ Maori Cultural Capital” of New Zealand. Be sure to try a sumptuous Maori “Hangi” (feast) where your food will be prepared in the traditional way, on hot rocks.

The region is also the prime area for seeing the amazing geothermal attractions, being well endowed with beautiful lakes, steaming terraces and spouting geysers. Look carefully and you will find secluded natural hot pools hidden in forests.

Taupo’s splendid outlook over the lake to the majestic mountains beyond is truly a sight to behold. Catch your breath at the magnificent Huka Falls or catch a trout for dinner! Be sure to take one of the many trips on offer to explore some of the largest lake in New Zealand and visit the Maori Rock carvings that can only bee seen from the water.

There is plenty to keep adrenalin junkies going too – jet boating, tandem sky diving, ungy jumping and much more. There are also a surprising number of top quality golf courses here too.

Tackle the awe inspiring Tongariro Crossing or ski the slopes of Mount Ruapehu; you won’t run out of sights to see or things to do.

Here is our selection of Taupo B&B's

The Loft B&B Taupo


Prices from $180 to $205 per couple

We are 5 minutes from Taupo and 50 minutes from Rotorua

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If you are looking for a comfortable relaxing place to rest and recharge the batteries then joining us at The Loft could be just the thing.

We have three large well appointed rooms with their own ensuite bathrooms. The bathrooms have heated towel rails, hair dryers and toiletries. All rooms have queen size beds with electric blankets and lovely linen. There are TVs in each room and a table and chairs for comfort. Tea and coffee making facilities are available.

All guests will enjoy free parking and wifi and any help we can offer with local attractions and travel plans for the day.

Breakfast takes place downstairs in our family dining room shared by all our guests. It consists of a generous continental and cooked breakfast with homemade muesli, yoghurt, jams and sourdough bread. It is usually a very relaxed and informal time with lively banter and sharing of experiences.

We love to meet and get to know people but also appreciate travelling can be very tiring and often people just need time to themselves. We are available to assist and interact at your request.

The Bay Bar & Brasserie is just 500 metres away providing great food and Taupo is just 5 km away where there are many more restaurants and bars.

Taupo is very centrally located for day trips to many locations. Rotorua is just 50 minutes away
Hobbiton movie set 1 1/2 hours.
Tongariro National Park for skiing and hiking the Tongariro Crossing and other hikes is 1 hour away
Napier 1 hour 50 minutes.


The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge


Prices from $450 to $595 per couple

Less than 10 minutes away from the township of Taupo

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If you are searching for that unique place where you can relax and unwind in luxury boutique accommodation, then look no further than award-winning The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge in Taupo, New Zealand.

Centrally located and overlooking the majestic waters of Lake Taupo, The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge is home to three beautifully appointed spacious luxury suites which can accommodate up to six guests at a time.

Perfect for that romantic getaway each exclusive suite offers total seclusion for guests and have been designed to deliver the quintessence of elegance and luxury.

Ideal for couples, groups, birthdays, honeymooners and special occasions, the Flying Trout Boutique Lodge offers you a premier travel experience in one of New Zealand’s most desirable holiday spots, Lake Taupo

The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge in Taupo is owned and run by Robert and Karen Shaw.

Rob and Karen delight in offering you an unforgettable experience where you can rejuvenate and revitalise in serene, peaceful and charming surroundings.

The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge is so centrally located that it will be your gateway to experience the best activities that Lake Taupo has to offer. Wairakei International Golf course, Trout Fly Fishing, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Geothermal Volcanic attraction and the Wairakei Terrace & Thermal Health Spa are just a few of the world-class attractions that are close by.

Aultmore Hollow Bed and Breakfast


Prices from $160 to $175 per couple

24km from downtown Taupo, 60km from Rotorua

Lupin Lodge Bed & Breakfast


Prices from $210 to $280 per couple

8 kms from Taupo township.

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Set amongst established gardens & native bush, Lupin Lodge B & B is just 8 kms from Taupo township, and only a stones throw away from Craters of the Moon Park - Wairakei Forest, a purpose-built mountain bike park. Trails range from children's entry level to technical cross country. Come, stay, & relax with three bedrooms on offer, all with their own bathrooms, toiletries & luxury towels. Continental breakfasts with plenty of good coffee will keep you nourished for your busy day ahead, whether you are mountain biking, hiking, jet boating, sailing, golfing, fishing or taking in the Huka Falls Walkway or discovering the lavish shops in town. Relaxation massages are on offer, as well as the hot tub for those tired muscles after a days' activities.

Country Lodge Kinloch


Prices from $220 to $260 per couple

Rural Kinloch, Just 14 mins from Taupo Town and 5 mins from Kinloch Village.

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Located in a picturesque rural setting at the head of a broad sweeping valley, Country Lodge Kinloch offers extensive views over Kinloch Village, the beautiful Whangamata Bay and across the western bays to the Karangahape Cliffs.

Country Lodge Kinloch offers both self-catering accommodation in a stand-alone Pioneer Cottage, and in-home bed and breakfast style accommodation for guests requiring a higher level of personal service in the main residence. Both options offer a high standard of quality and service in an attractive and interesting environment where design inspiration has been taken from the traditional rural buildings of the American mid-west.

Country Lodge Kinloch is just 4 km from the picturesque lakeside village of Kinloch. An all-weather marina gives ready access to some of the most prolific fishing spots on the Great Lake, at the same time providing for the recreational boater and water sports enthusiast. Whangamata Bay also boasts an excellent beach front ideal for safe swimming, or just soaking up the summer sun. The new Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is just 3 minutes drive away adjacent to the village; a public 10 hole Golf Course nestles alongside this. Two excellent walking/cycle tracks meander over the hillsides to Whakaipo and Kawakawa Bays.

There is a restaurant in Kinloch Village and a corner shop that serves coffee and takeaways; Taupo town offers a diverse range of dining options. Dinner is also available in house by prior arrangement.

The Rustic Roost


Prices from $220 to $250 per couple

8 kilometres from Taupo township.

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The " Rustic Roost" has all the rustic charm you could want in an old -converted work-shed. All building materials used were sourced from recycled demolition bungalows, repurposed antique furniture or old farm equipment. Luxury linen is supplied in the mezzanine bedroom and include towels, organic toiletries plus a heated towel rail and underfloor heating in the bathroom. Breakfasts in the "Rusty Roost " consist of cereal, fresh fruits and yoghurt, as well as juice, bagels, jam, butter, and tea/coffee .
Situated next to a working farm, "The Roost" is surrounded by the sights and sounds of everyday country life, where sheep and cattle pass by over the hills that echo to the melodious sounds of never-ending birdsong. Bring your mountain bikes or hire locally to enjoy off road trails around the picturesque village of Kinloch, just ten minutes away or ride to Craters of the Moon for local trails.


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