Welcome to Whakaipo Lodge

Memories to Cherish.  "Whakaipo" in Te Reo Maori means 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 lake while providing an idyllic, secluded sanctuary away from it all. Whakaipo Lodge is Carbon Neutral.

Tariff includes gourmet breakfast, welcome afternoon tea/espresso coffee, canapés & glass of wine or local craft beer and free Wi-Fi. Hosted dinners by arrangement.

Stunning location, luxury accommodation & fabulous food. Your friendly hosts, Garth & Angie, are passionate wine and food enthusiasts. So sit back, relax in style and enjoy an authentic, boutique lodge experience.

Whakaipo Lodge Summer Concert  presents The Retro Pack, 27 Feb 2021. An afternoon of swing in our fabulous gardens. Proudly supporting Greenlea Rescue Helicopter. More info & ticket sales here.


Lake Taupo, New Zealand

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

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.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice recipients 2019 & 2018
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence recipients 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015
TripAdvisor Hall of Fame recipients 2019

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