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 bed & breakfast lodge perfectly positioned close to Taupo and the lake, while providing an idyllic, secluded sanctuary away from it all. 

Whakaipo Lodge is Carbon Neutral.

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

Whakaipo Lodge | New Zealand
Whakaipo Lodge | Lake Taupo | New Zealand

Lake Taupo is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully unique places in New Zealand. Boasting the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and, 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.



What makes your stay so special

Your Whakaipo experience includes welcome afternoon tea/espresso coffee, evening glass of fine NZ wine or award-winning, local craft beer and delicious canapés, gourmet 3-course breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking. A truly exceptional food and beverage experience awaits you.

With only two suites you will enjoy exceptional hospitality and friendly, attentive service from Garth & Angie, tailored just for you.

Multi-award winning Whakaipo Lodge showcases authentic New Zealand architecture, hidden within a peaceful arboretum and gorgeous gardens filled with native birdsong. We are proudly climate positive and one of New Zealand’s regenerative tourism leaders.