Discover a selection of 495 holiday home rentals in Taupo, NZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Stayz holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and private pool. Prices start at AU$ 112 per night, and holiday houses and flats & apartments are popular options for a stay in Taupo. Either way, you'll find holiday accommodation for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Experience Taupo Townships in holiday homes to rent

New Zealand has been a popular holiday destination for many years, and Taupo Township offers all the amenities you could want in holiday homes to rent. As a large urban area, Taupo Township has convenient access to shopping and dining, but it’s also an easy journey to the New Zealand countryside and all of the nature walks, hiking trails, cycling and outdoor adventures it has to offer. The Taupo Township area is an ideal spot for a family adventure, a romantic getaway or a solo trip for those looking for an unforgettable time.


Sightseeing in and around Taupo

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Travellers enjoy fun activities like cycling and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Taupo a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Taupo Bungy (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Wairakei International Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • The Kinloch Club (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Taupo

Panoramic lake views, beautiful waterfalls and relaxing hot springs are a few of the stunning natural features that Taupo boasts. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Taupo. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Craters of the Moon (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Huka Falls (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Aratiatia Rapids (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Lake Taupo (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Kuratau Jetty (20.4 mi / 32.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Taupo

Fly into Taupo (TUO), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Travel to Taupo Township holiday rentals

Taupo Airport serves Auckland and Wellington but it’s small and doesn’t service international flights regularly, so most people will fly into one of the other two cities and make their way to Taupo from there. Rail service doesn’t pass through Taupo Township, but car hires, buses and shuttles can access the town via state highways 1 and 5 or the Thermal Explorer Highway touring route. Hiking trails are abundant in the area around your holiday accommodation, and walking and cycling are great ways to see the countryside as well.

Food & drink

Local delicacies and cuisine near Taupo Township

Taupo Township holiday rentals are near a major wine region on the North Island, and you should try some of the local vintages while you are in town, especially the sophisticated red wines and weighty chardonnays. Hangi is a traditional Māori food made from meat and vegetables that are slow-cooked in an underground oven. An unusual delicacy in New Zealand is kina, a type of sea urchin that is delicious when prepared properly. Hokey pokey ice cream is a popular dessert topped with caramelised honeycomb toffee.

Essential info

Facts about Taupo Township holiday homes

Taupo Township is located on the shore of Lake Taupo within the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. It has a population of almost 25,000 people. The common languages spoken in the area are English and Māori. The average daily temperature is 11.7°C, with average highs of 16.9°C and average lows of 6.7°C. It’s a cold and windy climate that sees average annual precipitation of 1,209 mm, but it also sees an average 1,951 hours of sunshine each year. Taupo Township is close to many great sites including the first national park in New Zealand.

Good for couples

Romance in Taupo Township holiday homes

Taupo Township holiday homes to rent are the gateway to a great romantic experience. You can walk along the Aratiatia Rapids to see the dam gates open and watch calm waters turn into a raging torrent. The Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve features a natural hot spring where you can relax in the beauty of the local river. Huka Prawn Park is an interactive theme park where you can fish, enjoy games and rides, and learn about the history of the prawn industry. Lava Glass is an art gallery showcasing works by renowned glass blower Lynden Over.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Taupo?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 495 holiday rentals around Taupo. From 433 holiday houses to 54 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Taupo is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Taupo?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Taupo. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Taupo Hot Springs: 516 holiday rentals
  • A.C. Baths: 513 holiday rentals
  • Taupo Bungy: 514 holiday rentals
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre: 521 holiday rentals
  • Maori Carvings: 517 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Taupo listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Taupo?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 433 Houses in Taupo. Our other popular types of Taupo holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 54 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 17 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 17 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Taupo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 46 holiday homes with pool available in Taupo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.