Welcome to Whakaipo Lodge

‘Whakaipo’ is a Maori word meaning “to court, woo, treat with affection, cherish”.

You’ll certainly cherish your time at Whakaipo Lodge, a boutique luxury lodge perfectly positioned close to Taupo and the Great Lake while providing an idyllic, romantic sanctuary away from it all.

Tariff includes gourmet breakfast, welcome afternoon tea/espresso coffee, pre-dinner glass of wine or beer & canapés, free Wi-Fi, use of mountain bikes and courtesy airport transfers.

Stunning location, luxury accommodation, fabulous food and great Kiwi company are all here in abundance.  So, sit back, enjoy an authentic Kiwi experience and relax in style.

Special deals available for Autumn & Winter. Check out our Great Luxury Packages


Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Lake Taupo is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully unique places in New Zealand.

The Lake Taupo region is at the heart of the North Island and is a favourite with New Zealanders and tourists alike.

Boasting the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, Great Lake Taupo is a mariner's dream and, along with Tongariro National Park, offers some of the best hiking and mountain biking in the world.

If it’s ‘relaxation-only’ exercises for you, then Lake Taupo’s thermal pools, gourmet cafes, boutique shopping and gentle strolls beneath the gaze of our spectacular mountain ranges will surely fit the bill.

Check out Tourism New Zealand's video featuring Whakaipo Lodge & the Great Lake Trail here.


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