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Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) - Actor

"Thank you so much for a cosmic stay. All the best."

Friday, 01 November 2013 12:00

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Lake Taupo Lodge collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Lake Taupo Lodge.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, place an order, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, phone number, credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site

anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Lake Taupo Lodge may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
    Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To improve our Site
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To send periodic emails
    We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Changes to this privacy policy

Lake Taupo Lodge has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become

aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at: Lake Taupo Lodge
PO Box 83 Acacia Bay.
Lake Taupo.
New Zealand

+64 7 378 7386
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This document was last updated on October 31, 2013

Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:17

Area Activities

Lake Taupo in the Central Plateau, is unique, spectacular and renowned for the amazing water activities, sporting events and natural unspoilt beauty – there is plenty here to entertainment everyone. From relaxing on the lake in pursuit of a trophy trout to skydiving from 15,000 feet, this picture perfect part of New Zealand has something for everyone.

Shopping and Cafes 

The town of Taupo is relaxed and friendly. It offers boutique specialty shops, art galleries, and a wide range of restaurants and cafes, both indoor and outdoor.


The first brown trout were liberated into the tributaries of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake, in 1887 originally coming from Europe and the rainbows released in 1898 are Californian Steelheads.

With few natural predators, an enormous food supply and hundreds of kilometres of prime spawning streams and rivers flowing into the lake, they thrive. Today, with a self-sustaining population of Rainbow and Brown Trout, the Taupo region has cemented its name as one of the world's premier fisheries.

Within the Taupo fishery there are 5 lakes, 13 streams and rivers, four canals and more than 32 river mouths open to angling. A 12 month season applies not only to Lake Taupo itself, but also to the river mouths and large sections of eight rivers and streams, as well as one of the canals. While the fishable western tributaries and the eastern headwaters close for the winter, they are open from the beginning of December until the end of May and offer some of the best wilderness sight fishing in the world.

Some of these tributaries have difficult access, but don't let that put you off. If you make the effort there is an excellent chance of catching late and early run rainbows and large browns, and it's quite likely you could have a whole day of fishing without seeing another angler. A heli-fishing day with one of our experienced guides in to the backcountry is a fly fishing experience you will never forget.

man and helicopter


Taupo has two of the most beautifully designed and popular golf courses in the country - Wairakei International Golf Course and the personally designed and endorsed Kinloch Club Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. If you are a golf fanatic these are a must!

Wairakei International Golf Course

Wairakei International Golf Course - rated by the Prestigious US Golf Digest magazine to be in the top 100 courses in the world outside of the USA in 2005.

Set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Lake Taupo region, this course was designed by Commander John Harris, Michael Wolveridge and Peter Thomson with the aim of producing New Zealand's first internationally recognised golf course.

Kinloch Club Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

Put your skills to the test on New Zealand’s only ‘Jack Nicklaus’ signature golf course. This unique ‘rolling links’ course offers stunning views of the lake and beyond to give you a truly unforgettable golfing experience.

Wairakei Golf

Geothermal Parks

Taupo is at the centre of New Zealand's volcanic plateau. The area contains numerous parks where you can wander among geysers, mud pools, and colourful pink and white terraces formed by the silica in the thermal water.

Waitomo Caves - famous for its black water rafting and glow worms.

Tongariro National Park - a World Heritage Park and home to three volcanoes and many beautiful hikes, including the Tongariro Crossing, one of the most spectacular one-day hikes in New Zealand.

Hawkes Bay - famous for its wine, shopping, art deco architecture of Napier and several beautiful beaches. All an easy helicopter day trip away.

Rotorua - New Zealand's version of Yellowstone, with active geysers, mud pools, mineral spas and Maori culture.

Waimangu - Enjoy the geothermal activity, hot springs, geysers and mud pools.

Wai-o-tapu - a truly distinctive and unique experience with the famous ‘Lady Knox Geyser’ that erupts daily at 10:15am. – A thermal wonderland waiting for you.

Wairakei Terraces in Taupo is a special Maori cultural experience incorporating costume, food, music and detailed tours and history.

Whakarewarewa / Te Puia - Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and hot bubbling mud pools is the Living Maori village of Whakarewarewa situated in Rotorua, the heart of the North Island.


We are happy to arrange any of the following activities, the guides provide all equipment and transport.

Boat Fishing

Enjoy a fishing trip on Lake Taupo with one of the best Taupo Fishing Charters in the hope of landing yourself ‘the big one’ whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings.  No experience required.  Minimum of 3 hours.  Fishing licenses are an additional cost.

Fly Fishing

Choose from either half day or a full day.   The rivers of the Central North Island offer unlimited opportunities for the keen angler, whether you drive, raft, or fly for the wily Browns of the Mohaka River, or the fighting rainbows of the Tongariro River and Tauranga Taupo River. Your guide will pick you up from Lake Taupo Lodge and return you back after your fishing trip.  Includes all equipment, transfers and a picnic lunch for two people (full day only).  Maximum two people per guide.  Fishing licences extra.

Wilderness Raft Fishing

A wonderful tool to access stretches of water difficult to access by foot.. We do not fish from the raft, it is a mode of transport from pool to pool on these more remote waters.

Holding Trout


The Taupo area offers many exciting outdoor adventures. Try gliding, tandem sky diving, rafting, kayaking, sailing, 4-wheel driving (off-road), mountain biking, snowboarding or skiing, abseiling, bungy jumping, a rope assault course, rock climbing, jet boating, parasailing, water skiing, horseback riding, to name a few, all of which are only 15 minutes from Lake Taupo Lodge.

Other Leisure Activities:

Treks / Walking

The world famous Tongariro Crossing is a 6 to 7 hour trek where viewing volcanic lakes and mountains takes on a whole new meaning. There are also a variety of shorter walks that take 1 – 2 hours along rivers, native bush and mountain trails. Information can be obtained from Lake Taupo Lodge.

Huka Falls Jetboat


Taupo Hot Springs and Spa offers a truly unique experience. Enjoy a massage or facial, or bathe in the natural hot mineral pools. We also have in house facials, massages and pedicures that can be arranged for you in your suite.

Airborne Experiences

Take a trip in a fixed wing or float plane or helicopter over the Lake Taupo region and view the live volcanoes, in the Tongariro National Park.

Horse Treks / Farm Experience

There are several horse-trek companies operating in Taupo. Whether you are an experienced rider, or keen for a gentle walk, they will have just the horse for you. Trek through native bush and pine forest with lake, mountain and township views.

Spa Weekend

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:30

Burt Reynolds - Actor

"I will never be able to thank you enough for all your kindness and warmth both you and your staff gave to me while guesting in your lodge. You made me feel as if it was partly my home too. I shall always feel that way."

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:29

Michael Palin - Actor

"The Perfect Stay!!!  Great attention to the smallest detail and all the big things - Food, Comfort, Relaxation, absolutely top of the league.

Thanks to you all!! I'm a new man, who was once "

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 10:28

Sir Peter Jackson- Movie Director

"A wonderful weekend of rest amid the madness of filming. Great R&R, great food and great people, thanks, until next time"

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:40

Contact Us

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41 Mapara Road
PO Box 83
Acacia Bay
Lake Taupo
New Zealand 

Phone: +64 7 378 7386
Fax: +64 7 377 3226
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Directions from Wellington / Hawkes Bay are as follows:

Once you are in Taupo follow SH1 north towards Rotorua / Auckland through the Taupo township and carry on until you are almost on the northern side of Taupo. You will then cross the Control Gates Bridge over the Waikato river at which point you will need to take the first left hand turn into Norman Smith St (watch out for the Acacia Bay signs) follow this road until you reach the T section and turn left onto Acacia Bay Road (once again keep an eye out for the signs) follow this road for about 4-5 minutes. Once you arrive into Acacia Bay you will see a sign ‘Welcome to Acacia Bay’ and a set of shops on the left hand side. From this point take the second road on the right, which is Mapara Road. We are the third driveway on the left up Mapara Road. We have a wood and stone fence with four large trees right on the road side.

Directions from Auckland / Rotorua are as follows:

When Lake Taupo comes into view watch for the Acacia Bay signs, once found you will be turning right and then you will turn left into Acacia Bay Road 300m later. Follow this road for about 5-6 minutes. Once you arrive into Acacia Bay you will see a sign Welcome to Acacia Bay and a set of shops on the left. From this point take the second road on the right, which is Mapara Road. We are the third driveway on the left up Mapara Road. We have a wood and stone fence with four large trees right on the road side.

Friday, 09 August 2013 15:05

Guest Comment (ET)

Toyota (Board Meeting)

The early feed back from Toyota has been extremely positive and this weekend rates much higher than previous occasions at other venues. The Lake Taupo Lodge team is outstanding and it is to your credit that such a team has been gathered and the standard of excellence rates at the very top end internationally.

Malcolm Beattie OBE - Managing Director - Premier Events

Friday, 09 August 2013 15:04

Guest Comment 9 (ET)

Tetra Pak General Managers New Zealand Meeting

Thanks for another great weekend.

Keith McCracken - Managing Director

Friday, 09 August 2013 15:04

Guest Comment 8 (ET)

Solar Turbines Caterpillar Company

I have stayed at many 5 star Hotels, none can match the ambience and warmth created here.

The boys from Solar Turbines - Australia

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Our Awards

Congratulations: Lake Taupo Lodge is one of the top-ranked properties in Taupo on TripAdvisor!

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