Attractions around Lake Taupo region
Make the most of your stay by visiting the many wonderful attractions around this natural unspoilt region we call home.
We can assist with information, brochures and bookings to ensure you enjoy our wonderful holiday destination.
Many activity operators will provide transport to and from Alpine Lake Motor Lodge.
Taupo is the adventure capital of New Zealand's North Island. Choose from bungy jumping, Skydiving, river rafting, kayaking, sailing, para-sailing, water skiing, jet boating, horse trekking, mountain biking, skiing and snow boarding at Whakapapa or Turoa, horseback riding, 4-wheel off-road driving, helicopter flights, float-plane flights, caving, rock climbing, hiking - just to name a few !
Taupo is also the ideal base for the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, located in the dual world heritage listed Tongariro National Park. Regarded as NZ's best one day walk this excursion is a must do. It is very popular so bookings are essential.
Tongariro Expeditions bus will pick you up early in the morning from Alpine Lake Motor Lodge, take you to the start of the crossing, pick you up at the other end then bring you back.
Thermal and volcanic activities
New Zealand's largest lake, Lake Taupo is the crater lake of an dormant volcano. Located in the heart of the Volcanic Plateau, we are gifted with a unique thermal playground. The unparralleled experiences nearby of Orakei Korako (Hidden Valley), Wairakei Terraces, Craters of the Moon and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland should not be missed.
Taupo Hot Springs and Wairakei Terraces are hot natural geothermal pools rich in minerals and possessing therapeutic qualities. The AC Baths are heated indoor and outdoor pools. There are also several 'hot' spots in the lake and Waikato river we can guide you to.
Fishing and Boating
Lake Taupo is known world wide for it's excellent trout fishing. Well stocked with rainbow and brown trout, even the most amateur fisherman with the help of local knowledge can catch these !
There are many boat charters that will take you out on the lake or up local rivers to fish one of the best trout fishing spots in the world.
Local restaurants will cook your trout for you or the local butcher will smoke it for you to take away.
Golf and Motor Sport
Taupo is the ideal golfers holiday base with the renowned Wairakei International Golf course and the Taupo Golf Club's Tauhara and Centennial courses among the best in New Zealand. Many guests make it a golfing holiday and play all three! Check our "GOLFERS FOURSOME DEAL"
Taupo Motorsport Park is New Zealand's premier driver training and motorsport facility. Hosting top world motorsport events Taupo is the "Home of New Zealand Motorsports".
If you are coming to Taupo for motorsports, Alpine Lake Motor Lodge is the ideal place to stay. The park is an easy 10 minute drive away.
Our units are ideal for single, twin, triple and quad shares- a very popular choice for groups and crews. With a huge, easy access carpark and adjacent block we have plenty of space for cars, trailers, trucks, buses etc. We also offer a lock-up garage for motorbikes.
Day trips from Taupo
See the best of the central North Island in easy day trips.
A short walk from Alpine Lake Motor Lodge is the town centre where a wide range of specialty shops, boutiques, galleries and national branded shops provide a great day's shopping.
An abundance of great cafes awaits you in the town centre. Take a break, enjoy a coffee and admire the scenery, whilst out and about investing in some "retail therapy" !
Watch a video of what to do in Taupo
Alpine Lake Motor Lodge 141 Heu Heu Street Taupo New Zealand NZ