Feature: The Village Resort | Taupo

Feature: The Village Resort | Taupo

Lake Taupo

Nestled on the banks of the stunning Lake Taupo, The Village Resort is set on one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural stages. Situated a 3.5 hour drive or 45 minute flight south of Auckland, Taupo attracts holiday makers and permanent residents who relish in the serenity of the peaceful lakeside haven.

Not only located a short five minute walk from the naturally stylish Taupo town centre, The Village Resort also boasts its own lineup of activities, with a heated indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, spa house, tennis court, recreation lounge with pool table and table-tennis and library.

There is no better place to base yourself as you explore all the Great Lake Taupo region has to offer.

The Great Outdoors

As a region renowned for adventure and as a thrill seekers paradise, Taupo serves up no shortage of outdoor fun. From zooming through narrow canals aboard a jet boat to world class Tongariro River white water rafting, taking the ultimate leap of faith on a bungee jump or a birds eye view while skydiving, you will never be short of adventure.

Arguably New Zealand’s golfing capital, Taupo boasts some of the most picturesque courses the country has to offer. If you’re short on time but still want to tee off or take the whole family along, try the Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge and test your skills from the tee.

Explore the beauty of the region on foot on a walk or hike to suit all fitness levels and ages, experience bubbling mud pools and geothermal activity or uncover the hidden gems scattered among the many National Parks. Taupo has several great walks including the Huka Falls Walkway, a 2 hour return trek, and the Lions Walk or Great Lake Walkway, which skirts along the lake edge from Taupo to Wharewaka Point, with picnic and swimming spots to enjoy along the way.


Seasonal Sensations

Offering ice-capped mountain views in winter and clear blue lake inspired fun in summer, regardless of when you decide to visit Taupo, each season serves up its own kind of magic.

Taupo’s lakeside location makes the town a watersport paradise – from sailing to swimming, fishing and kayaking, there is no shortage of water fun to be had. If you’re hoping to relax on your holiday but still make the most of the surrounds, sit back and relax on a scenic cruise.

Snow Ski Chair Lift Mount Ruapehu New Zealand
Snow Ski Chair Lift Mount Ruapehu New Zealand

Just an hour from the Whakapapa Ski Area, Taupo is the perfect base to explore the North Island’s snow. Mount Ruapehu not only attracts snow lovers from across the globe for the sheer quality of its snow but families due to the ideal conditions for skiers or snowboarders of all abilities.


Home to New Zealand’s highest café and with a dedicated area for sledding, tobogganing and tubing, there are plenty of ways to rest your legs but still make the most of the winter fun.

Want to explore all that Taupo has to offer? Get in touch with us to book your getaway to The Village Resort.

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