Wairakei

Travel Guide
Wairakei showing a hot spring
While an unlikely holiday destination at first sight, Wairakei’s powerful natural features can sooth the soul.

Wairakei is a geothermal area just north of Taupo, in the heart of the New Zealand’s North Island. This small settlement on the Waikato River is there to serve a special power station, fuelled by geothermal energy. Nobody will blame you heading straight to the local hot pools, geysers and bubbling mud pools though. The Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa offers the chance to be in harmony with the amazing powers of Mother Nature while also powering up your own body and soul.

Where to stay in Wairakei

Lakeland Resort Taupo
Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330
The price is AU$92 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Taupo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (988 reviews)
"Thank u for an amazing break away just what we needed"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2022

Lakeland Resort Taupo
Wairakei Resort Taupo
Wairakei Resort Taupo
4 out of 5
640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei, 3352
The price is AU$139 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Wairakei. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (987 reviews)
"Beautiful setting, great pools/spas, and very close to trails. The building is out dated but clean and fine. TV did not work and no effort to fix it. Pricey for a basic room but we enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2022

Wairakei Resort Taupo
Huka Lodge
Huka Lodge
5 out of 5
271 Huka Falls Road, Wairakei, 3384
Stay at this 5-star luxury lodge in Wairakei. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
5/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
"Liked pretty much everything. Food was amazing."

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2021

Huka Lodge
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The Village Resort
The Village Resort
4 out of 5
82 Lake Terrace, Taupo, Waikato, 3330
The price is AU$218 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Taupo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (138 reviews)
"The rooms are a great size, and the apartments are tidy. It is great having multiple bathrooms in the apartment, especially when you've got kids. We were there in winter, and appreciated that each room is heated and the living area has a heat pump. The outdoor heated pool was lovely, and deeper than ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2022

The Village Resort
Sacred Waters
Sacred Waters
5 out of 5
221-225 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupo, Waikato, 2730
The price is AU$281 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Taupo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private hot tubs. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (343 reviews)
"Water views were great . Quiet apartment."

Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2021

Sacred Waters
Ika Nui Taupo
Ika Nui Taupo
3 out of 5
64 Lake Terrace, Taupo, Waikato, 3330
Stay at this 3-star spa aparthotel in Taupo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
"Highly recommended, the area is situated in good location. Downside is the internet wherein it doesn’t have a good signal and needs to be improve but other than that, I am happy with overall service."

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2022

Ika Nui Taupo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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