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Christine is always happy to share her extensive local knowledge of what to see and do during your stay in Taupo. Whether you’re after family fun in the great outdoors, an adrenalin rush or gastronomic adventure, she’d love to share her passion for Taupo and its people!

The Heart of the North Island, surrounded by beautiful forests, volcanic mountains and snowy peaks, Taupo is a hub for events and activities all year round.

The Great Lake Taupo area is one of the of the world’s most picturesque and unique areas. A popular tourist destination, it boasts Australasia’s largest fresh water lake and the mountains are internationally renowned.

World class trout fishing, scenic cruises, kayaking, sailing, white water rafting, wakeboarding and skydiving are just a few of the activities readily available. The Great Lake Taupo area really is nature’s ultimate playground.

Adrenaline Adventure Thrills

Seeking an adrenaline rush while at Taupo Kayaking, Skydiving, jet boating and bungee jumping are just some of the many adventure thrills available at Taupo. Discover new depths to your appetite for adventure.


Culture & History

Take a break from adventure thrills and immerse yourself in Maori culture. Visit a Maori Marae, taste a traditional Maori Hangi or watch a Kapa Haka demonstration. Step back in time and learn about Taupo’s history with a visit to the local museum. There is an endless stream of diverse cultural activities available for you to choose from.

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For some, eating out can be the difference between a mediocre holiday and a perfect one! Acacia Lakeview Motel is close to popular restaurants like Dixie Browns, Master of India, The Brantry and Lotus Thai. Taupo’s array of restaurants and cafes will titillate every taste bud and satisfy even the fussiest of little eaters.

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Mt Ruapehu & Tongariro National Park

Experience lush landscape, volcanic peaks and snowfalls at New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park and Mt Ruapehu. In summer, Tongariro National Park is the perfect place to spend a day tramping in native bush.

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During the cooler months, snow transforms Mt Ruapehu into a Winter wonderland. An ideal family adventure playground, where children’s imaginations can be unleashed in the snow! Tobogganing, snowball fights, building snowmen or a spot of skiing - all against the spectacular backdrop of Mt Ruapehu.

Tongariro National Park and Mt Ruapehu are only a short drive from Acacia Lakeview Motel. Visit us at Reception for recommendations and help with planning your itinerary to maximize your time in Taupo. We can make bookings and issue tickets for most popular activities & attractions.

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