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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.

Wairakei Resort Taupo
Wairakei Resort Taupo
4 out of 5
640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei
The price is AU$115 per night from 24 May to 24 May
This family-friendly Wairakei hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, Wairakei International Golf Course and Prawn Farm. Huka Falls is ...
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)
"Every stay over many years has been good, good room service"

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2021

Wairakei Resort Taupo
The Ultimate Stay !!
The Ultimate Stay !!
149 Palmer Mill Rd, Wairakei, Waikato
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Situated in Wairakei, this guesthouse is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Aratiatia Rapids and within 6 miles (10 km) of Huka Falls and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
5 star experience
"We loved staying in this warm, modern, beautifully furnished home. Sylvia our hostess, is welcoming and helpful. She went beyond our expectations to ensure the kitchen was well stocked for breakfast needs. Hope to go back again some day."

Reviewed on 28 Apr. 2021

The Ultimate Stay !!
Hilton Lake Taupo
Hilton Lake Taupo
5 out of 5
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo
The price is AU$163 per night from 9 Jun. to 9 Jun.
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taupo Hot Springs and Waipahihi Botanical Gardens. Taupo Bungy and Golf Club Taupo ...
4.3/5Excellent! (970 reviews)
"Loved the pool and room, however extremely understaffed leading to poor service in the bar and restaurant both evening and breakfast time. Multiple complaints from other guests overheard about room service line being ignored. Public areas not cleaned to the level expected for this hotel. Weeks of ..."

Reviewed on 29 Apr. 2021

Hilton Lake Taupo
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Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
51-61 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, Waikato
The price is AU$114 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Lake Taupo. Taupo Hot Springs is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) ...
4.2/5Excellent! (495 reviews)
"Very clean and tidy. Could have done with a lift to take suitcases up to 2nd level instead of carrying then up 2 flights of stairs"

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2021

Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
Baycrest Lodge
Baycrest Lodge
4 out of 5
79 Mere Rd, Taupo
The price is AU$174 per night from 24 May to 24 May
Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Taupo, Taupo Hot Springs and Taupo Bungy. Craters of the Moon and Wairakei ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (520 reviews)
"Baycrest our first choice when staying in Taupo."

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2021

Baycrest Lodge
Sacred Waters
Sacred Waters
5 out of 5
221-225 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupo, Waikato
The price is AU$188 per night from 20 May to 20 May
This family-friendly Taupo apartment building is located near the airport, 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Taupo Hot Springs, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Huka Falls and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (325 reviews)
"Fabulous property Cindy was amazing. So welcoming, friendly and lovely. Would highly recommend staying here for location, and it’s a beautiful spacious property"

Reviewed on 13 Apr. 2021

Sacred Waters
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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