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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:52

Executive Retreat

Lake Taupo Lodge is the perfect place to mix business with pleasure.

When you need to focus on important issues in your business, the calm, peaceful views and ambience overlooking beautiful Lake Taupo can be inspiring. Stunning food and excellent service ensure your stay is a seamless and successful experience, allowing you to focus on the task at hand.

For small conferences, meetings, reward packages and incentives for those hard to reach budgets Lake Taupo Lodge has got it covered.

Team building starts with feeling comfortable and having the required facilities available.  Rest assured we have it all.

We can accommodate 6 people requiring single occupancy or 12 people  as share twins.

If your conference exceeds Lake Taupo Lodge’s accommodation capacity, in addition we can offer luxury offsite accommodation to meet your requirements

We offer a dedicated conference organiser to cater to all your individual needs.

For a truly New Zealand experience with real kiwi hospitality Lake Taupo Lodge has it all.

We have modern, state of the art technology to cater for your conference and seminar requirements. If you find there is additional audio or visual equipment you need, it can be organised and hired on your behalf. We can price that for you on application.

 

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Dining

We believe that the dining experience whilst traveling through New Zealand should be a memorable one. Our executive chefs focus on the use of local fish, game and the finest fresh seasonal produce including herbs picked from the Lodge's organic garden. 

Share an intimate dinner for two in the main lounge with the lights of Taupo twinkling in the distance or share fascinating stories with fellow guests in the main dining room overlooking the beautiful Lake and mountains. 

Enjoy the pre-dinner drinks and canapés around the bar where there is an infectious conviviality - it is easy to make friends from all over the world. 

A sumptuous four course dinner follows so if you have any preferences please let us know and the meal will be designed with you in mind. 

A lavish buffet breakfast awaits you in the morning to prepare you for  the day ahead.

There are a variety of lovely lunch places in Taupo that we are happy to recommend. 

We stay in touch with the world in a special way through the perspectives of interesting people who touch us through their stories and great company.  

*Should you wish to dine at Lake Taupo Lodge, dinner is an optional extra at NZ$160.00 per person per night. Children dining rates on application.

 

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Tariffs

6 Executive Suites - Lake, Pines, Frank, Lloyd and Wright, Cherrywood.

All rates exclusive of GST of 15%
Price includes:
Luxury Accommodation
Full Chef prepared breakfast 

Please note: Dinner by arrangement - NZ$150.00+GST per person

Travel Insurance
We suggest you have a full, comprehensive insurance policy covering medical, lost or stolen personal effects, baggage, air flight and hotel cancellation fees. 

Cancellation Policy
50% is charged if cancelled within 30 days of arrival. 100% is charged if cancelled within 7 days of arrival.

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Facilities

Lake Taupo Lodge prides itself on the care and attention we offer our guests. From the moment you arrive you can relax and let us look after you in style and comfort. 

From the breathtaking lake and mountain views to the gorgeous gardens that surround you there is an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquillity.  Sink into the soft furnishings in the library in front of the fire or recline on a sun lounger in the seclusion of the gardens where native birds abound. 

We have a full sized billiard table which is located in the bar; feel free to challenge fellow guests or your host.

All office functions are available with high speed internet access on the guest computer and WIFI. 

The Taupo region has a wealth of activities that we are very proud to support. Our focus is for you to have a personalized, unique and memorable experience using the best guides and activities that Taupo has to offer. Please see our activity section for ideas and we will talk you through some of the options once you arrive. We are fully set up for small VIP Executive conferences and corporate retreats with up to date technology. Taupo is ideal for pampering important people that need a retreat from the hectic business world. Wairakei International Golf course is only 10 minutes from the lodge. 

We also cater to small weddings, private functions and conferences with a minimum of two night's exclusive use of the lodge.

Our facilities:

  • Satellite TV in all suites.
  • DVD, Satellite TV and Video available in main lounge.
  • Library for guest use in main lounge.
  • Binoculars available on request. 
  • Full size billiard table with billiard and Kelly pool balls all available.
  • Beautiful garden walk. 
  • Board games and puzzles.
  • Current magazines.
  • Daily newspapers.
  • Office services including photocopying, computer data ports.
  • In-house jet stream e-mail computer set up for guest use in shop area.
  • Local artist's works for sale.
  • Maps and brochures.
  • Umbrellas. 
  • Spa towels for swimming.
  • Full bar facilities. 
  • Wake up call. 
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Overview

Your Hosts - Gary & Shirley Akers

The creation of Lake Taupo Lodge began 30 years ago when Gary and Shirley purchased 10 acres of wild bush in Acacia Bay overlooking Lake Taupo.

Both are keen gardeners and Gary has a particular love of wildlife so the native bush formed the perfect haven for his love of birds. After subdividing to ensure seclusion and privacy they retained the 3 and 1/2 acre lodge site for themselves. 

During extensive world travel, Chicago in particular, Gary was impressed with the harmonious and geometric style of Frank Lloyd Wright and was inspired to build in a similar style, embracing the organic and unique features of the natural landscape. 

A well known NZ architect, Gary Dennison, was employed to design their new home, which subsequently won a top New Zealand architectural award. 

Gary and Shirley were involved in the fashion industry; they owned and managed their own busy leading fashion label "Formula Fashions" for 30 years, in NZ and Australia. The high life of entertaining required a large venue which influenced the design of their new home, hence the easy flowing spacious rooms and accommodation - all perfect for the future concept of turning this lovely home into a beautiful lodge. In 1996 Gary and Shirley took the plunge and turned their three storied 13,000 foot home into what is now Lake Taupo Lodge, and so began the journey. 

Frank Lloyd Wright

Wright avoided anything that might be called a personal style. Through all his designs, he was guided by principles that he termed organic architecture. By this he meant that every building should relate harmoniously to its natural surroundings and that a building should not be a static, boxlike enclosure but a dynamic structure, with open, flowing interior spaces. To achieve this organic design, he used geometric units, or modules, that generated a grid. The first modules were squares, but Wright later used diamonds, hexagons, and other geometric shapes, upon which he laid a free-flowing floor plan. Another device Wright favoured was the cantilever-a long projection (often a balcony) that was supported at only one end. The grid and the cantilever freed Wright's designs from being merely boxes with openings cut into them. 

Fallingwater and the Guggenheim museum are two classic examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's work. 

Wright has said that he could hear the waterfall in the design of Fallingwater. Decades later, millions have been able to hear the waterfall through his awe-inspiring design. As the world continues to grow farther away from nature, Fallingwater has become even more of a marvel to man because of its simple principle: man and nature should be able to coexist in harmony. 

 

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Welcome

Welcome

Relax, unwind and soak up the atmosphere in this lakeside retreat in the volcanic and fly fishing heartland of New Zealand.

This award winning Luxury Lodge is a designer's delight.  Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is set within magnificent landscaped gardens overlooking beautiful Lake Taupo and the mountains.

Your Hosts

gary and shirley lake taupo lodge

The creation of Lake Taupo Lodge began 30 years ago when Gary and Shirley purchased 10 acres of wild bush in Acacia Bay overlooking Lake Taupo.

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Reservations For Lake Taupo Lodge

  • Five Executive Suites – Pines, Frank, Lloyd, Wright and Cherrywood
  • Summer Tariff NZ$1,195.00 per night based on double occupancy - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Summer Tariff NZ$875.00 per night based on double occupancy - Bed and Breakfast
  • Winter Tariff NZ$1,095.00 per night based on double occupancy - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Winter Tariff NZ$775.00 per night based on double occupancy - Bed and Breakfast
  • One Executive Premier Suite – The Lake Suite
  • Summer Tariff NZ$1,295.00 per night based on double occupancy - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Summer Tariff NZ$975.00 per night based on double occupancy - Bed and Breakfast
  • Winter Tariff NZ$1,195.00 per night based on double occupancy - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Winter Tariff NZ$875.00 per night based on double occupancy - Bed and Breakfast

Lake Taupo Lodge Rates Include:

GST (15%)
Accommodation
Pre-dinner drinks
Pre dinner canapés
Full chef prepared (cooked and continental) breakfast
4 Course dinner provided with the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package.
**Dinner is an optional extra at NZ$160.00 per person per night should you wish to dine. Children dining rates on application.

Exclusive Use of Lodge Booking includes:

(Based on a maximum of 12 Guests)
GST (15%)
6 Suites
Pre-dinner drinks
Pre dinner canapés
4 Course Dinner prepared by our 5 star Chef
Full chef prepared (cooked and continental) breakfast
2 night Minimum reservation for an Exclusive Booking
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Two night minimum stay 1st November to 30th April annually.
$150.00 surcharge per person per night on 25th / 26th / 31st December, 1st / 2nd January and Easter (Good Friday and Easter Monday – dates vary March/April) annually. 
15% Surcharge to all prices on other non mentioned NZ Public Holidays.

Travel Insurance
We suggest you have a full, comprehensive insurance policy covering medical, lost or stolen personal effects, baggage, air flight and hotel cancellation fees. 

Cancellation Policy
50% is charged if cancelled within 30 days of arrival. 100% is charged if cancelled within 7 days of arrival.

Children's Rates: 
An infant (under Five years old) in its parents' room - Free of Charge.

Five to Ten years (incl) in their parents room - $150.00 plus GST per child, per night.

Ten years and over, in their parents room - $250.00 plus GST per child, per night. 

Children in their own room, of any age, will be charged the appropriate adult tariff (share twin or single)

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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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