In the middle of a varied landscape offering a range of activities and sights sits a sparkling Lake Taupo against a scenic backdrop of volcanic mountains.
It’s the ideal base for a family holiday, exploring restaurants, nature sights, arts and craft galleries and hot thermal pools, not to mention the water adventures on offer by local tour operators.
Where to stay: West Wellow holiday property
On the hills above Acacia Bay is perched the ideal luxury holiday property for a family in need of a break. Unwind and relax amongst the tall trees, manicured lawns and colourful flower gardens that surround this colonial style villa, while the kids explore the glorious surrounds.
The lodge offers 5 double rooms complete with en-suite bathrooms and dazzling views of Lake Taupo. Fully equipped with a kitchen, laundry, secure storage, entertaining lounge, home theatre, pool room, table tennis and patio with a BBQ, there is plenty for a family with restless kids to effortlessly enjoy.
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What to do: Visit Huka falls
Watch 220,000 litres of water tumble over the edge of the water. This glorious waterfall is a nature photographer’s dream. For those wanting a closer look there is the Huka Falls jet boat that takes you within a few metres of the bottom of the fall. Free transfers are available from Taupo.
Take a dip
Taupo Hot pools are for adults and children alike. Kids will endure hours of fun on its interactive playground, slides, the mushroom shower, children’s pool and the giant game of chess. Let them play the day away while Mum and Dad can relax and enjoy adult time.
Try FunSki Taupo for a day of exciting water sports, including Wake and Knee Boarding and Banana Boat Rides. Novices to experts can all partake in the range of fun lessons on offer that promise to provide a fun-filled day on the water for all the family to enjoy.