Waitahanui Lodge

Classic, rustic, charming, quirky, nostalgic - all descriptions guests have used to describe the Waitahanui lodge. It's a kiwiana treasure right on the lake edge and just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Taupo and 5kms from the airport.

Per night
$99 - $179

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Built in the 1950’s on the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo, the Lodge consists of 5 stand-alone cottages, fully self-catering and sleeping from 3 to 5 people. Two cottages are absolute lake edge while the others just a few metres away.
Renovations and upgrading of facilities have been made to make your stay more comfortable but the soul of the old lodge remains.
An on-site tackle shop sells fishing licenses, lures, flies and tackle or we can hire you what you need and set you in the right direction.
Our private boat ramp allows you to launch your own boat and be fishing within minutes or you can go for a leisurely row in our dinghy or kayaks.
Create memories sitting at our lakeside barbecue area and watch the sun setting over the lake.

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Physical address

Waitahanui Lodge, 116 State Highway 1, Waitahanui, Lake Taupo, 3378, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am - 7pm 7 days
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
Proximity to airport:
5 kms from Taupo airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Intercity bus service pick up and drop off right outsde the lodge on State Highway 1
Proximity to town:
10 kms from Taupo town
Number of rooms:

Pricing and Conditions

  High season Low season
  (Dec - Mar) (Apr - Nov)
Per night $119.00 - $179.00 $99.00 - $159.00
Other charges:
Extra person $20. A surcharge may apply to group bookings
Further pricing information:
Where public holidays and special; events fall into our low season, peak time rates apply

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