Welcome to Whakaipo Lodge

Memories to Cherish.  "Whakaipo" in Te Reo Maori means to court, woo, treat with affection, cherish.                                              

You will 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. Four-course table d'hote dinners by arrangement.  We can also arrange GIFT VOUCHERS.

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

Check out our luxury packages with great inclusions:


Lake Taupo, New Zealand

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

Love biking? Check out Tourism NZ's video featuring Whakaipo Lodge, our very own Adventure Shuttles and the Great Lake Trail here.

TripAdvisor Best of the Best 2019, 2018
Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
TripAdvisor Hall of Fame 2019

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