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Bella Vista Motel Taupo

Overview

Overview

We welcome you to the Bella Vista Taupo Motel.  

This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation.

Taupo is the perfect base for your Central Plateau adventure. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the lake and town centre for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Taupo we cater for all your business or recreational needs. 

We are easy to find on Heu Heu Street, just 3.5 hours from Auckland.

Bella Vista Taupo is situated on the fringe of the Lake Taupo town centre. This location means it is just a short stroll to the...

We welcome you to the Bella Vista Taupo Motel.  

This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation.

Taupo is the perfect base for your Central Plateau adventure. From the moment you arrive you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the lake and town centre for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Taupo we cater for all your business or recreational needs. 

We are easy to find on Heu Heu Street, just 3.5 hours from Auckland.

Bella Vista Taupo is situated on the fringe of the Lake Taupo town centre. This location means it is just a short stroll to the lakefront, cafes, restaurants and shopping district. Jump into your car and it is just 5 minutes to the famous Huka Falls area where you will find not only the falls but a number of attractions, including Huka Falls Jet, Huka Prawn Park, the Volcanic Centre and Honey Hive.

Further down SH 1 are the Wairakei International Golf Course and Wairakei Terraces Maori Cultural Centre. For those wishing to visit Tongariro National Park for skiing, trout fishing or tramping, it is just a 1.5 hour drive away.

We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car, avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore on foot.

Our superior smoke free accommodation includes a variety of studios and one bedroom units. The purpose built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. You have a choice of king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights.

Wireless internet is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental breakfasts and evening meals charge back facilities, dine in or dine out.

You can be assured of a warm welcome at reception where we will assist you in every way possible.

 

Distances from Taupo Motel

Lake Taupo Events Centre 2.1km
Shops & Restaurants 0.7km
Great Lake Centre 1.0km
Mt Ruapehu 152km

Our Rooms

  • At a glance
  • Check-in 2.00pm

    Check-out 10.00am

    Office hours 7.30am to 9.00pm

  • On-site parking Free of charge

  • Breakfast service Cooked & continental breakfast, heat ‘n’ eat meals available.

  • Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot, high chair. Pet friendly on request.

  • Value adds Complimentary weekday newspaper, guest laundry & BBQ area.

  • Email

  • Address 145 Heuheu Street, Taupo

  • Phone +64 7 378 9043

Room Options

Room Options

Compact Queen Studio

Compact Queen Studio

Tea/coffee and toast making facilities only, mini fridge, sky TV and an ensuite bathroom with shower. This room is not suitable for a porta-cot or high chair. Iron / ironing board.

  • 16 m2
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  • 2
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Twin/Triple Studio

Twin/Triple Studio

Includes a Queen and Single bed suitable for up to 3 guests. Microwave kitchenette, double electric hot plates, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, mini fridge, sky TV, an ensuite bathroom with shower. Iron/ironing board.

  • 20 m2
  • 2
  • 3
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Queen Studio

Queen Studio

Microwave kitchenette, electric fry pan, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, Sky TV, iron/ironing board, microwave, mini fridge and an ensuite bathroom with shower.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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Queen Access Studio

Queen Access Studio

A Queen studio with tea/coffee and toast making facilities, kitchenette, with microwave. Wheelchair accessible bathroom with shower.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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King Studio

King Studio

Microwave kitchenette, double electric hotplate, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, DVD player, Sky TV, mini fridge and ensuite bathroom with shower. Iron/ironing board.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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1 Bedroom Unit 1 Bedroom Unit photo 2

1 Bedroom Unit

Queen size bed in the living area and 2 single beds in a separate bedroom. Full cooking facilities, microwave, tea/coffee and toast making, DVD player, Sky TV, mini fridge and ensuite bathroom.

  • 37 m2
  • 3
  • 4
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Facilities

Facilities

  • 18 Modern Self-Contained Units
  • Serviced Daily
  • 1 bedroom, Studio, Twin and Spa Bath Units
  • Wheelchair Access Units
  • Quiet Central Location
  • Qualmark 4 Star and Enviro Bronze ratings
  • 5 Channel Sky Digital Television
  • Guest Laundry
  • Cot & Highchair Available
  • Breakfast Service
  • Heat 'N' Eat Meals
  • Free Wireless Broadband
  • Fax & Photocoping Service
  • Complimentary Activity Booking Service
  • Guest Outdoor BBQ Area
  • Eftpos & Credit Card Facilities.
Local Attractions

Local Attractions

For more local info – email or give us a ring

Taupo is blessed with a number of activities and attractions. There is something for everyone from those seeking an adrenalin rush to those wanting a relaxing break away.

No matter what the weather there are a number of things to get you out of your motel room and exploring the region.

Huka Falls

These impressive falls are just a short stroll from the Huka Falls Car Park. Head out for a scenic walk along the banks of the Waikato River, the options include a walk around the waterfall or two longer track options. The waterfall-viewing walk is family friendly and easy for all ages. Take time to explore the many lookout points at Huka Falls, one of the most visited natural attractions in New Zealand.

Taupo Tandem Skydiving

One of New Zealand’s largest and most respected skydiving companies, Taupo Tandem Skydiving offers a beautiful location to jump. The views across Lake Taupo and onto the Tongariro National Park are breathtaking. Choose 9,000, 12,000 or a 15,000-foot jump.

Rock’n Ropes

An adventure high ropes course that offers something for everyone - rope course, high beam, trapeze or a giant swing. Overcome your fear of heights and check this out today!

Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger

This is a spectacular location to do a bungy, featuring the world's first cantilever platform and New Zealand's first 'splash cam'. Do it solo or tandem, it’s up to you. 3 -2 -1 BUNGY! While you’re there check out Taupo Cliffhanger, an extreme swing letting swingers take in the view while zipping through nature.

Lava Glass

If you are after an insight into the glass blowing world, then this one’s for you. Lava Glass comprises of a gallery, glass blowing studio, sculpture garden and cafe complex, it’s both enjoyable and beautiful.

Huka Prawn Park

The iconic Huka Prawn Park is fun for all ages, stroll around the complex, view the nursery and hatchery, hand feed baby prawns, go prawn fishing or dine at the scrumptious restaurant.

Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings

Only accessible by water, these 14metre high rock carvings are a splendid sight to see. Theses carvings took over 4 years to complete and were finished in 1980. Since then people can’t get enough, view these on a Taupo cruise, by kayak or floatplane.

Taupo Museum

This is a great local museum full of Maori culture - including a traditional waka, local Taupo history, logging history and various other exhibitions. Well maintained and staffed by knowledgeable locals.

Wairakei Terraces

This thermal pools and spa complex will ease away the aches and pains. Enjoy the healing qualities of the therapeutic waters (long been used by Maori for healing and bathing) Come along for a dip in the pools, a Maori Cultural experience or a spa treatment.

Taupo Golf Courses

There are a number of quality golf courses in the Taupo region – try out Kinloch Golf Club, Wairakei Golf Course, Chateau Tongariro 9 Hole Golf Course, Mangakino Golf Club. Also don’t forget Taupo mini golf, Taupo FootGolf or the Hole in One challenge.

Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge

Located centrally on the shore of Lake Taupo, have a go hitting the golf ball into the hole on the floating pontoon. The prize for getting a hole in one is $10,000 and they give that away on average once every two weeks – you got to be in to win!!

Mt Tauhara Walk

This short walk (average 1.5 hrs to the summit) is a lovely way to get your bearings of the Taupo region. Enjoy walking over the rolling green fields, then onto the trees with lots of birdlife. Upon reaching the summit you’ll be rewarded with 360 degree vies over Taupo.

Taupo Jet Boating

Wanting an adrenaline kick? Some spins, speeds and turns? Taupo is a great place to partake in jet boating. There are a few options to choose from – Check out Huka Falls Jet, Rapids Jet or New Zealand Riverjet, each offer a different and unique experience.

 

Cruise Lake Taupo

There are many ways to get out on the water and experience Lake Taupo in all its glory. Options include jumping onboard a sailboat, catamaran, charter boat, kayaks or stand up paddleboard. There’s too many to list them all, but check out: Chris Jolly Outdoors, Sail Fearless, Sail Barbary, Ernest Kemp Cruises, Ranui Charters, MV Waimarie and Fish Hers Charters.

Rafting in Taupo

Head to Rafting New Zealand for a great day out! Have a go rafting on over 50 exciting rapids, you’ll find yourself heading through a volcanic gorge, exploring a hidden waterfall (jump optional) and getting the adrenaline pumping.

Biking & Cycling in Taupo

Taupo offers a range of options for those keen on two wheels – Have a go on the internationally recognised tracks and trails. The 71km Great Lake trail is a popular option, also Huka Trail, Craters MTB Park, the list goes on. There are plenty of places to head for bike hire and shuttles if you don’t have your bike.

The Taupo Market

Head along the Riverside Park Reserve, Redoubt St (Opposite Countdown Supermarket) every Saturday morning to buy the best fruit and vegetables, local art and crafts. Rain or shine the locals will be waiting.

Huka Honey Hive

The importance of bees and honey have long been acknowledged, head along the Honey Hive to taste local honey, mead & liqueurs. View live beehives; discover health & wellness products and the honey-based skincare. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a honey ice cream.

Taupo Indoor Climbing Wall

There is a fantastic indoor climbing wall located at the Taupo Events Centre. It’s suited to all ages and levels; with climbs graded from 12 to 29. A great options for a rainy day.

Aratiatia Rapids

Made famous by Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, the Aratiatia Rapids are formed when the dam gates of the Waikato River are opened a few times a day. Arrive a few minutes prior to release to view the rapids filling up. Make your way to one of the lookout points on the high rock bluffs. Please note this is NOT a safe place for swimming.

Summer release hours - 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Winter release hours - 10:00am, 12:00pm

Day Trips From Taupo

Tongariro National Park 

The Tongariro National Park is New Zealand's oldest National Park and has dual World Heritage status for its cultural significance to Maori and it's remarkable volcanic features. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is widely regarded as New Zealand's best one day hike and offers great diversity from snow-capped volcanoes, crater lakes to rainforest and waterfalls. Mt Ruapheu hosts the two North Island ski fields.

Napier 

This is a charming seaside city with perfectly preserved Art Deco buildings. Hawkes Bay is the oldest wine growing region in New Zealand. It is also home to the spectacular Cape Kidnappers golf course.

Waitomo Caves

The remarkable underground labyrinth of caves offers a landscape of underground rivers and soaring caverns twinkling with glow-worms

Rotorua

​Full of geothermal wonders such as geysers, boiling mudpools and silica terraces the area has much to offer. You can also take in one of Rotorua's many Maori Cultural experiences.

 

Bella Vista Taupo will happily offer local advice on any of these activities and will gladly facilitate complimentary reservations should an activity require a booking

Events

Events

Minkisi, Art and Belief In West and Central Africa

A dramatic collection of statues and masks from nine African countries will be on display at Taupō Museum, challenging...

Toddler Time

Join us for songs, stories and craft. Under 5s. No bookings required.

Moa Re-articulation - Artist In Residence

The Taupo Museum Moa is being repaired at last and you can come and watch at these selected times as sculptor and articulator,...

Sons of Zion: EP Release Tour

One of New Zealand’s most epic live acts, Sons of Zion, is back on the road this winter for a nationwide tour that takes in...

Trinity Hill Winemaker's Dinner

Indulge in a sumptuous five-course meal paired with Trinity Hill Wines on 25 August at the first of Bistro Lago’s 2017...

Igniting Your Inner Fire Yoga Retreat

Meditation and yoga practices to increase vital energy and balance the digestive fire. Learn the power of the Manipura...

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Location

Location

Our Taupo motel is situated on the fringe of the Lake Taupo town centre. This location means it is just a short stroll to the lakefront, cafes, restaurants and shopping district. Jump into your car and it is just 5 minutes to the famous Huka Falls area where you will find not only the falls but a number of attractions, including Huka Falls Jet, Huka Prawn Park, the Volcanic Centre and Honey Hive.

Further down SH 1 are the Wairakei International Golf Course and Wairakei Terraces Maori Cultural Centre. For those wishing to visit Tongariro National Park for skiing, trout fishing or tramping, it is just a 1.5 hour drive away.

145 Heuheu Street, Taupo

+64 7 378 9043

bvtaupo@xtra.co.nz

Travel distances in kilometres to Taupo

  • From:
  • Gisborne 327 kms
  • Hamilton 153 kms
  • Napier 142 kms
  • New Plymouth 280 kms
  • Palmerston North 243 kms
  • Rotorua 86 kms
  • Wellington 375 kms
  • Whangarei 436 kms

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