15 October 2020 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

Luxury Accommodation in Taupo

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Luxury Accommodation in Lake Taupo

With some of the most breathtaking views of the North Island, Taupo is ideal for any outdoor enthusiast’s getaway. Home to the largest lake in New Zealand, there are several connecting rivers and water features to explore. 

Taupo has something for everyone, but it’s especially perfect for anyone interested in water sports, fishing, or relaxing by the water. Surrounded by rolling hills, mountains, and stunning national parks, Taupo is full of natural wonders.

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in the surrounding wildlife or simply unwind and enjoy the gorgeous views, you’re going to fall in love with this destination. However, to get the most luxurious and picturesque experience, you’re going to need a great place to stay.

Here are our top 5 luxury accommodation Taupo picks for anyone looking to enjoy the rustic joys of nature while still experiencing the comforts of a luxury home. 

1. Puketapu

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Source: https://www.bachcare.co.nz/holiday-homes-accommodation/lake-taupo/kuratau/puketapu-kuratau-holiday-home/6017

Puketapu is perhaps the finest luxury self contained accommodation Taupo has to offer. Tucked away among the trees, this location is peaceful and secluded. This central plateau holiday home has incredible views and serene garden paths leading to the river and lake’s edge.

With modern amenities and thoughtfully rustic furnishings, you’ll feel at home as soon as you arrive. This dual-level 5 bedroom 3 bathroom getaway has private access to both Lake Taupo and the Kuratau River. So whether you want to swim or enjoy some fly fishing, this is an ideal spot for safe and relaxing fun.

Puketapu features a spacious open plan kitchen, living, and dining area for your family to comfortably spend time together. With large picture windows and sliding glass doors this home is brimming with natural light. It’s a haven for reading enthusiasts and the perfect spot for family photos!

2. Lakeside Estate

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Source: https://www.bachcare.co.nz/holiday-homes-accommodation/lake-taupo/rainbow-point/lakeside-estate-rainbow-point-holiday-home/4197

An upmarket Rainbow Point luxury holiday home, Lakeside Estate is sleek and modern. Located just off of the water, it is only a short drive or bike ride away from the town. There is no shortage of places to explore.

Make sure to take advantage of the private outdoor space, featuring a BBQ, spacious deck, outdoor fireplace, and cozy seating areas. Whether you want to entertain friends in the area, or simply wind down with your loved ones and a bottle of wine, Lakeside Estate has serene panoramic lake views.

If you’re visiting in the winter and want to take a break from the great outdoors, there is plenty of space inside this open concept home. Outfitted with free Wi-Fi and smart televisions throughout, you can turn any day inside into a fun movie date with your family!

3. Awanui Lodge

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Source: https://www.bachcare.co.nz/holiday-homes-accommodation/lake-taupo/acacia-bay/awanui-lodge-whakamoenga-point-holiday-home/1853

This peaceful Taupo bach is spacious and modern. It boasts an exclusive view of Lake Taupo. Surrounded by a dense bush setting, this home is an ideal private getaway. This 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home is perfect for families and groups alike. Decorated with a contemporary yet rustic style, you’ll love this home away from home. 

Awanui Lodge’s open plan kitchen, living, and dining areas feature high peaked ceilings and picturesque views of the lake. The bedrooms are divided into 2 separate wings for a more private accommodation if traveling with friends. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the home.

Situated only a 100m walk from Mine Bay, you’ll be able to rent kayaks, swim to the famous Maori carvings, or just unwind on the beach. There are also plenty of nearby walking trails to explore as well!

Awanui Lodge features a large garage and parking area if you’re planning to bring a boat with you to fish or spend some time on the lake. If you’re thinking of taking a winter holiday, the cozy lounge area has an open fireplace and electric heating to keep your family warm on chilly nights.

4. Coldstream

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Source: https://www.bachcare.co.nz/holiday-homes-accommodation/lake-taupo/turangi/coldstream-turangi-holiday-home/5859

Close to the heart of Turangi, this sleek and simple holiday home is located just a few minutes away from the Tongariro River and a short drive from Lake Taupo. With a river, mountain, and several walking paths nearby to explore, this quiet luxury home makes a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of every day life. 

With an open floor plan between the kitchen, living, and dining areas, this two-story home has plenty of space for your family to come together and relax, and for everyone to find their own special spot. There is even a large garden and lawn area to hang out with your favorite people while still feeling connected with nature!

If you’re planning a holiday during the cooler months, Coldstream is in a prime location to try skiing or snowboarding! Whether you want to unwind after a long day of exploring or simply to warm up from chilly winter weather, this holiday home also features an outdoor cedar spa pool for max relaxation. 

5. The Vision of Kinloch

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Source: https://www.bachcare.co.nz/cottage/Lake-Taupo-Whakaipo-Bay/The-Vision-of-Kinloch-Kinloch-Holiday-Home-1049795.html

Nestled among the hills surrounding the lake, The Vision of Kinloch is the getaway you didn’t know you needed. This elevated modern home is surrounded by quite possibly the most spectacular views of any luxury lakeside accommodation Taupo has to offer.

Besides the spacious yard and surrounding hills, there are several walking paths nearby to explore. Perfect for anyone with an adventurous spirit! With multiple smaller lakes and rivers nearby, there is no shortage of beautiful vistas to take in. 

With large windows and sliding glass doors, The Vision of Kinloch will make you feel fully connected to the outdoors. Whether you want to open the villa and chill in the stylishly decorated living room, or sunbathe directly on the deck overlooking the lake, there are ways for everyone to feel relaxed.

For times when you want to relax and regroup at home, you can make use of the game room, Smart TV and DVD player, and wood-burning pizza and BBQ


Whether you’re an adventurer at heart, or prefer to take in natural views from the comfort of a home space, Taupo is a place everyone will enjoy. Situated centrally in the North Island, Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand, and there is no shortage of natural wonders to experience nearby! 

Each of these 5 luxury accommodations will give you a unique experience when visiting Taupo. Whether you’re looking for direct lake access or secluded mountainside privacy, every one of these holiday homes promises unbeatable views and peak relaxation.

Want to get away from the stress of everyday life to unwind and reconnect with your loved ones? Book one of Bachcare’s beautiful properties for Lake Taupo luxury accommodations today!

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