Motuoapa Studio - Motuoapa Holiday Unit

Tangitu Street, Motuoapa, Lake Taupo

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  • 4 People
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


Park the boat, unpack the goodies from the chilly bin, and pull up a chair on the deck. You’re on holiday and Motuoapa Studio has nothing but relaxation in store!

Once a motel unit, this one-bedroom plus studio property has been lovingly converted into an ideal holiday home for a family escape to the lake.

The open-plan living space is filled with natural light thanks to near floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that offer seamless indoor-outdoor flow to the north facing deck.

A well-equipped kitchen here ensures you can prepare tasty meals to fuel the family for your adventures, and a TV with Freeview is on hand for your entertainment when you’re not out exploring.

Fire up the BBQ on the shared alfresco dining patio and raise a glass to being on holiday. The kids will love playing on the playground within the complex, and you may even find some friends among fellow holiday makers!

When it comes time to venture out, lace up your shoes and check out the bush walk right behind the property. Or why not take the boat down to the new Motuoapa Marina and launch for a day on the lake!

Your morning coffee fix is waiting for you just across the road at Licorice Café, or you can pop into Turangi in just eight minutes to pick up everything you might need, and a bite to eat out.

This is a fabulous and fuss-free holiday option only 40 minutes from the ski-fields, 15 minutes from the Tokaanu Thermal Pools, and only a short drive from the world-renowned fly-fishing at the Tongariro and Tauranga-Taupo rivers.

Escape from it all here at Motuoapa Studio!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Lounge (Level 1): 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

This property is part of what was once a motel where all units have now been converted to privately owned holiday homes. The lawn, BBQ patio, and children's playground are shared areas, and adjoining units may be occupied during your stay.

There is a trampoline in the children's playground but as there are no safety mats, all guests should take care if using this and only allow one person on the trampoline at a time.

This property is situated adjacent to State Highway 1 in a 60km/h area. Traffic noise is to be expected.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (gas)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Motuoapa Studio

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Stayed April 2022

Nice location with a view down to the marina but unfortunately very tired unit and needs an overhaul.

Te Oranoa
Stayed February 2022

Photos advertised were not quite reflective of the experience. The kitchen needed a good clean due to lack of use and the lookout point advertised is broke and off limits due to seagulls. You also can’t swim near the property due to polluted waters. It is cheap tho, so as a last minute book it was fine.

Stayed December 2021

The unit had everything we needed. Set in a beautiful setting, with bushes surrounding, the lake soooo close and so much to do there. It was a great central location for us to explore the taupo area and central plateau region. Can see the benefits for both summer and winter and all year round:)

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