Excellent hosts and breathtaking views of Lake Taupo, Mount Tauhara and the Kaimanawa Ranges make Acacia Cliffs Lodge a great place to stay and explore the area.
Wharewaka Lodge, Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Wharewaka Lodge offers three luxury suites each with en suite bathroom and private balcony. Each of the suites is enhanced by fresh flowers, complimentary wines, organic juices, speciality teas and filter coffee, herbal toiletries and beautiful cotton bed linen and bathrobes.
There is also a cosy living room where guests can relax beside an open wood fire with complimentary wines and hors d´oeuvres each evening, and a terrace leading to a sheltered courtyard and directly to the lakeside. Should you wish to explore the area, there are bicycles and kayaks available for guest use and 'in house' spa treatments are available by arrangement.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Just upstream from the famous Huka Falls near Taupo, Huka Lodge offers opulent accommodation in 20 secluded suites, all positioned for maximum privacy alongside the riverbank.
Tauhara Sunrise is a small lodge with just three guest suites, all with spectacular lake views, and all enjoying excellent en suite facilities.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
A scenic cruise taking you out on to Lake Taupo, to the Maori rock carvings and to historical points of interest in Whakaipo Bay.
This jet boat ride takes you upriver, through native bush and past thermal pools, to the very base of the Huka Falls, where 220,000 litres of water per second come tumbling over the cliff face.