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Lake Taupo

TOP 10 Holiday Resort
Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort rating
  • Sail to the Carvings
  • Skydive over Taupo
  • Wairakei Silica Terraces
  • Beautiful Great Lake Taupo
  • Sunset Drinks at Lake Taupo
  • Huka Falls

Top Motel
Taupo

Located in Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort

Wimbledon Cottage

Our Motels are perfect for couples and families and a great option as your home away from home! Plus...SKY TV in all Motels!

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Units & Cabins

Options for any budget

Self Contained, Ensuites, Standard & Deluxe Cabins. All cabins have bedding/linen supplied, (BYO towels or hire) Guests use communal Kitchen & Bathroom (with underfloor heating) SKY TV available in TV Room. 

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Sites

Site and grounds

Lots of Powered & Non-Powered Sites available for Campervans, Caravans and Tents. Guests love to use our modern Communal Kitchen & Bathroom Facilities (with underfloor heating). Tip:- Book early for busy seasons!

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About Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort

Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We are an award-winning, modern and spacious Holiday Park Resort with superb facilities, in a large tranquil garden setting. Our Taupo Holiday Park is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful and versatile Lake Taupo area.

Lloyd & Trish Lusty and family have owned and operated the Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort since February 1996 and they haven't stopped improving the resort since the day they took over. There are still heaps of plans in the pipeline, so watch this space.... you'll need to come and see for yourself...!

While staying with us, you can ENJOY, HAVE FUN & RELAX with so much to do the kids will LOVE it here.

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Park Facilities

  • Thermally Heated Swimming Pool
  • NZA's Largest Jumping PIllow
  • Secure boat storage
  • Book ahead service to other Top 10 Parks
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing bus pick up
  • Spring Mobiles
  • Beach volleyball
  • Awsome Play-Mat trampolines 
  • Basketball goal
  • Family movie night (26 December to end of January)
  • Bocce, chess and checkers
  • 2 tennis courts with night lights (Bring your own rackets and balls or hire)
  • DVD's for hire
  • Adventure Playground
  • BBQ Area
  • Bike Hire
  • Card Phone
  • Communal Kitchen facilities
  • Communal Shower & Toilet facilities
  • Conference Room
  • Cot Hire available
  • Dump Station
  • Family Bathroom
  • Games Room
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chair Hire available
  • Internet Kiosk
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Linen Hire
  • Mountain Bike Hire
  • Pedal Go-cart Hire
  • Petanque
  • Playground
  • Secure Caravan Storage
  • Shop Onsite
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towel Hire
  • Tour Booking Desk
  • Trampoline
  • TV Room
  • TV Room with SKY
  • Underfloor Heating in Communal Bathroom
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fish Cleaning facilities
  • Boat/Car Wash facilities
  • DVD Hire
  • Vehicle Storage

Attractions

Maori Carvings
The Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay are over 10m high and are only accessible by Lake Taupo or by air. The carvings were completed in the late 1970s, by master carver Matahi Wakataka-Brightwell. The peaceful spiritual and cultural beauty of these magnificent carvings towering over deep waters are awe inspiring. Trips can be organized through our Taupo holiday park reception, to visit the Maori Carvings by helicopter, kayak, the Ernest Kemp replica steam boat or the Cruise Cat. On Sundays the Cruise Cat does a special brunch cruise out to the Maori Rock Carvings, or kayak Lake Taupo with Wilderness Escapes.
Cost: POA
Huka Falls
The Huka Falls are New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction and have the largest volume of water of any New Zealand waterfall. Up to 220,000 litres of water powers through a 15m wide canyon every second. At the top of the falls is a set of small waterfalls, dropping over about eight metres. The final stage of the falls is an 11 metre drop. Cruise up for awesome views with the Huka Falls River Cruise or see the Huka Falls from above and below with Helistar Helicopters and the Hukafalls Jet. Alternatively ask at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Park reception about the two hour return walk from the holiday park to the falls and remember to take your swimmers for a dip in the thermal river on the way.

Cost: Free/Donation
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Book you bus at Lake Taupo TOP 10 reception, for the best one day hike in New Zealand. The walk rises to 1600m above sea level over ancient and modern lava flows and scoria beds. This is a landscape of dramatic volcanic formations, tussock lands, alpine plants and lakes of emerald green. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is very dependent on the weather and is an alpine crossing. You will need to carry appropriate gear with you and have supplies in case of snow or inclement weather. Please remember this is an eight hour trek and allow for an extra night in Taupo.
Cost: POA
Waipahihi Botanical Reserve
The Waipahihi Botanical Reserve is situated high on a hill, with spectacular views over Lake Taupo and the Mountains of the Tongariro National Park. The reserve was established in 1966, as a park of native trees and plants. The Botanical Reserve has 35 hectares of attractive gardens, a wonderful alpine garden, lemonwood walk and 2000 rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. The wonderful plantings of native trees have become a refuge for several species of native birds.
Cost: Free/Donation
Craters of the Moon
'Karapiti’ is an active geothermal field with exposed steam vents that are constantly shifting, collapsing and reforming. Thermal mud pools bubble away and unusual species of plants thrive in this particularly noxious environment. Craters of the Moon is a place you must visit with its desolate moonscape and clouds of swirling steam. It is a forbidding volcanic example of the inner earth’s fiery inferno bursting forth.
Cost: $6.00 Per Person
Orakei Korako
Take a couple of hours out of your Taupo holiday and wander through one of the best thermal areas in New Zealand. The Hidden Valley features the largest silica terraces of their kind and over 23 natural geysers. Explore Ratapu’s Cave – an extremely rare geothermal cave – the Diamond Geyser, and the Soda Fountain. Thermal tours are available through NZ RiverJet, which can include a pick up from our Lake Taupo holiday park. Kayak to Orakei Korako with Wilderness Escapes and cook your own lunch in a thermal spring. Alternatively fly out with Taupo’s Floatplane, with a tour that includes a 'fly over' of Craters of the Moon scenic reserve.

Cost: See Reception
Huka Falls Jet

The exhilarating power of the Hukafalls Jet is an experience you will never forget. You’ll marvel at the incredible water level views of the spectacular Huka Falls as you slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 80km an hour in one of our state of the art jet boats. Then get ready for our trademark 360 degree spin as the boat turns on its own length, leaving you with a beaming smile and a heart pumping with adrenalin.An Awsome 40-45min Trip you'll never forget!

Cost: POA
Rapids Jet

Conveniently located just 15 minutes drive north of Taupo and 50 minutes south of Rotorua, Rapids Jet operates on the biggest rapids for commercial jetboating in New Zealand.

Shoot through a narrow canyon, be exhilarated by spins on crystal clear waters, spot a trout and surf the pressure waves of the awesome Nga AwaPurua rapids. Take time to view the amazing surrounds of Aratiatia Scenic Reserve, and learn about the wildlife and history of the area with your Kiwi owner/drivers Rusty, James and Garry.

Our 35 minute blast guarantees an adrenaline rush! Since 1993, over 140,000 passengers aged 5-89 years have safely experienced the thrill of real white water jet boating with Rapids Jet.

Cost: POA
Wairakei Terraces

We invite you to a rare opportunity to experience the very cornerstone of Maori custom and culture. Your evening begins with your arrival at the Visitor Centre Courtyard. Your elected leader (Rangatira) stands brave at the vanguard of your party, while across the village grounds, the local people in their traditional costumes wait patiently to welcome you onto their marae. The Marae is central to Maori culture, heritage, lifestyle, customs and ritual.

You are welcomed and embraced and greeted in the Maori way of pressing noses (Hongi), which reinforces the uniting of visitor and host in friendship and welcome.

The customary protocols completed, you are guided to the new Wairakei Terraces and living Maori Village. Guides will tell the Stories and history of New Zealand, Ngatoroirangi, Ngati Tuwharetoa and explain the various art forms featured in the Village as you make your way to the next venue where a meal that has been prepared and cooked in a traditional ground oven (Hangi), waits you.

Winter Shows Wednesday night only, Summer shows are more regular.

Cost: See Reception
Kai Waho

The Māori phrase Kai Waho can be translated as outdoor cuisine. It can also describe
a master, or teacher, of the ways of the wilderness. For guests at Tamau Pā, on the beautiful tribal lands of the Tuwharetoa iwi, both these meanings merge to create
an unforgettable food and wilderness experience unparalleled elsewhere.

Tamau Pā, our comfortable whare (cabin), is situated on the eastern rim of the Taupo basin. Set in picturesque surroundings, at 3,000 feet, it is accessible only via an exhilarating 35 minute off-road journey in a 4 wheel drive. Guests have exclusive access
to a magnificent native wilderness boasting native flora and fauna in a sub-alpine forest. The beautiful Ripia River runs through this stunning terrain.

Simply the finest, authentic Māori experience available anywhere.

Cost: See Reception
White Striker

Trout Fishing on Lake Taupo, New Zealand.  Fish and catch trout with Taupo's two most experienced charter boat operators: Richard Staines and Dan Basse. They have more than 35 years charter experience on Lake Taupo.

They pride themselves in their professional and friendly manner, and in ensuring that you have a very memorable and enjoyable trout fishing experience on beautiful Lake Taupo.

Cost: Vary on Boat size
Taupo Tandem

15'000FT Skydive ( 1 min Freefall ) $339.00 per person
12'000FT Skydive ( 30 sec Freefall ) $249.00 per person
Packages also please ask at reception for more information. 

Cost: Book at Reception
Plateau Restaurant & Bar
Monteith's Golden fish n chips
Chunky home fires, house made tartare sauce
Smoked fish pie
Potato top, garden leaves, grilled flat bread
Fresh Hawke's Bay fish
From the ocean to the plate
Chef's curry
Steamed fragrant jasmine rice
Breast of corn fed Rangitikei chicken,
Handmade potato gnocchi, field mushroom, poached garlic cream
Golden crackled pork belly
Buttered orange kumara, bacon, savoy cabbage, Granny Smith apple sauce
Slow baked lamb ribs
Potato puree, Portobello mushroom, Swiss chard, salsa verde, jus
Venison & bacon burger
Housemade chutney, sweet chilli aioli, garden leaves, shoestring fries
Plateau steak sandwich of Taupō Beef
Grilled cap of rib eye, roast aioli, marinated capsicums, garden leaves, shoestring fries

Roasted shoulder rack of Silver Fern lamb
Stewed red peppers, chickpeas, Kalamata olives, plum tomatoes, Greek yoghurt

Roasted Scotch fillet of Taupō  Beef
New potatoes, caramalised shallots, garlic confit, baked mushroom, red wine jus
Cost: See at Reception

Club Benefits

Our team at Taupo TOP 10 have put together a number of fantastic local Club member benefits. We will be delighted to help you make bookings or provide additional information.

5%

Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Discounted DVD and Photo's

Book through reception and show your TOP 10 card to receive a 10% discount off Freefall DVD and Photo's.

12,000 or 15,000 foot jumps, the cheapest in New Zealand!

5%
 
bonus

Rapids Jet

Free Photo CD

Reserve for 2 adults & 2 children and receive a FREE PHOTO CD.

Jet Boat the Rapids.

bonus
 
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Huka Falls Jet

Free T-Shirt

Free T-Shirt per full paying adult.

bonus
 
bonus

Kiwi Outback Adventures

Extra Half Hour

Extra half hour on Quad tours booked for 1 hour or longer.

bonus
 
5%

White Striker

Catch a Taupo trout!

10% discount off charter rate!

5%
 
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Lake Furnishings

5% discount on all stock instore (not inc. already discounted stock)

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10% discount

Rafting New Zealand

Experience the thrill of Rafting - Aotearoa style

2 for 1 in the 4D Cinema's virtual rafting adventure

10% discount
 
5%

Heli-Sika Adventures

10% Discount

10% Discount on Mountain Magic and Tongariro Crossing flights

5%
 
5%

Suncourt Hair Company

Taupo's top cuts.

10% off any service in store, must sight TOP 10 card.

5%
 
5%

Huka Prawn Park

Geothermal Prawns!

10% discount on entry. Fish for prawns!

5%
 
15% off

Outdoor Attitude

15% Discount

15% discount off all outdoor and camping equipment.

15% off
 
5%

Lilliput Park and Animal Farm

Hand feed animals and pony rides.

Get a 10% discount off admission with your TOP 10 card.

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Volcanic Activity Centre

Discounted Entry

10% discount off admission prices. Learn about the Taupo Volcanic zone.

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The Merchant of Taupo

Huge range of Wine and Gourmet foods

10% discount off food and wine. (Excludes specials)

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Taupo Kayaking Adventures

Kayak to the carvings

10% discount on trips booked for 2 or more people

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M21 Meats

The local butcher

10% discount off all purchases.

5%
 
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Huka Honey Hive

Go see the bees...

50c off ice creams with any purchase

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5%

Terry's Tyres

10% discount on all Bridgestone and Firestone products and services

5%
 
bonus

Indian Affair

Superb Indian Food

Free House Wine or Beer with every main meal purchased, soft drinks for kids.

bonus
 
bonus

Mole and Chicken

Where the locals go

Free House Wine or Beer with every main meal purchased, soft drinks for kids.

bonus
 
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Plateau Restaurant

Eat out in style

Free beer or soft drink with every main meal purchased, must be booked through Reception.

3
 
5%

JJ's at On Tap

Superb Steak

10% discount, must book through Reception and show TOP 10 card.

5%
 
5%

Crafty Trout Brewery

Awesome craft brews

10% discount off total bill, inc. food and beverages

5%
 
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Wai-O-Tapu

Geothermal fun

10% discount, ask for a voucher from Reception.

5%
 
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Mulligans Bar

The best Irish bar in Taupo

Get a free drink with every main meal purchased.

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Taupo Golf Club

Two great courses

$10 discount for 18 holes, get your voucher from Reception.

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Fresh

For the freshest produce

Get a 5% discount on all purchases on sighting the TOP 10 card.

3
 
bonus

Dixie Browns

Great Breakfasts

Free drink, use card available from Reception.

bonus
 
5%

Crooked Door Inn

Taupo's best seafood!

10% discount, ask for a voucher from Reception

5%
 

Getting There

We are situated 2.3km up Spa Road in Taupo or you can get to Centennial Drive off ramp via the Taupo bypass from Wairakei roundabout - Centennial Drive is the 1st off ramp.

  • Turn into SPA Road at the roundabout by Countdown Supermarket, go past the Bungy Jumping
  • Spa Road goes straight ahead (do not via) and continues as Centennial Drive
  • We are 300m past AC Thermal Pools and Taupo Events Centre
  • Just opposite the entrance to Taupo Golf Club
  • GPS Co-ordinates: -38.675367 +176.098506