Taupo - 5 minute walk to the town centre and lake front
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Bella Vista Motel Taupo


Jennie & Tom welcome you to Bella Vista Motel Taupo.

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 Motel Taupo we cater for all your business or recreational needs. 

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

Bella Vista Motel 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,  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 at our Taupo Motel so you can leave your car, avoid parking issues, walk to work or explore on foot.

Our superior smoke free Taupo motel 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 with heat-pumps/air-conditioning available in every room.

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 Bella Vista Motel Taupo where we will assist you in every way possible.

Contact us for more information on availability, rates and rooms at Bella Vista Motel Taupo.


Distances from Taupo Motel

Lake Taupo Events Centre 2.1km
Shops & Restaurants 0.7km
Great Lake Centre 1.0km
Mt Ruapehu 152km
  • At a glance
  • Check-in 2.00pm

    Check-out 10.00am

    Office hours 8.00am to 8.00pm. Please contact us if you are arriving outside of these hours.

  • On-site parking Onsite parking free of charge. EV charger available for a small fee.

  • Breakfast service Continental breakfast available.

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

  • Value adds Air Conditioning, Guest laundry & BBQ area.

  • Email

  • Address 145 Te Heuheu Street, Taupo

  • Phone +64 7 378 9043


Room Options

Room Options

Compact Queen Studio Compact Queen Studio photo 2

Compact Queen Studio

Located upstairs and on the ground floor, these rooms feature a Queen bed, writing desk, shower en suite, heat-pump/air-conditioning, iron/ironing board and Smart TV. The rooms offer tea/coffee and toast making facilities and mini fridge. PLease note the room does not have a kitchen sink and is not suitable for a porta-cot or high chair.

  • 16 m2
  • 1
  • 2
Twin/Triple Studio Twin/Triple Studio photo 2

Twin/Triple Studio

These rooms include a Queen and Single bed suitable for up to 3 guests with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Microwave kitchenette, double electric hot plates, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, mini fridge, air-conditioning/heat pump, iron/ironing board, and Smart TV. The rooms are located downstairs and on the ground floor.

  • 20 m2
  • 2
  • 3
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Superior Studio

A larger studio featuring a King or Queen bed with an ensuite bathroom with shower. These rooms offer a microwave kitchenette, electric fry pan, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, air-conditioning/heatpump, iron/ironing board, mini fridge and Smart TV. The rooms are located downstairs and on the ground floor. A Superior Studio with an easy-access bathroom is available on request.

  • 20 m2
  • 1
  • 2
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1 Bedroom Unit

Our most spacious rooms, these large unit suit a couple wanting more space, a family of four, or up to four adults. It offers a Queen size bed in the living area and 2 single beds in a separate bedroom. Located on the ground floor and first floor, these units offer full cooking facilities, microwave, tea/coffee and toast making, air-conditioning/heat pump, mini fridge, Smart TV, table and chairs, writing desk, small sofa and ensuite bathroom with shower over a bathtub.

  • 37 m2
  • 3
  • 4


  • 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 Silver ratings
  • Guest Laundry
  • Air Conditioning/Heat Pumps in all rooms

  • Cot & Highchair Available
  • Breakfast Service
  • Free Wireless Broadband
  • Photocoping Service
  • Complimentary Activity Booking Service
  • Guest Outdoor BBQ Area
  • Eftpos & Credit Card Facilities.
  • Type 2 EV Chargers. Please pre-book.
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 Barbary, and Ernest Kemp Cruises.

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 to Northcote Reserve on the lake front every Sunday 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.


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


​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



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, 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 Te Heuheu Street, Taupo

+64 7 378 9043

[email protected]

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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