52 on Rifle Motel
52 on Rifle Motel

10 Best Family Accommodation in Taupo

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Kid-friendly Accommodation in Taupo

Treat the kids to a holiday at the “Great Lake” with these fantastic family-friendly accommodations in Taupo. There are hotel, motel and holiday park accommodation suitable for families travelling on all budgets. Stay on the lakefront or retreat to a fabulous resort with a golf course or geothermally-heated waterpark. Find a cheap base in the town centre or stay closer to the out-of-town attractions you’re likely to be visiting. We have accommodation for every scenario in this list of family accommodation in Taupo.

While you’re here, don’t miss The Guide to Taupo for Families, as well as 10 Taupo Must-Dos.

1. Taupo Debretts Spa Resort

Whether you’re travelling around in an RV or looking for a family hotel unit, there’s plenty of choice for families at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. But it’s not the accommodation that gets us the most excited about this family accommodation in Taupo. DeBretts boasts a thermal pool park complete with a kids’ warm water playground and hydro slides. The holiday park meets motel is a year-round destination offering self-contained units with separate bedrooms available. While you’ll have your own kitchen to prepare meals, the on-site cafe also makes a great option for food.

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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort© Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort

2. Acapulco Motor Inn

Looking for affordable family accommodation with a central location in Taupo? Set your sights on Acapulco Motor Inn offerings units that sleep up to eight guests – ideal for even the largest tribes. Families will find ample space in the one and two-bedroom motel units, some including a private spa bath or spa pool. There are kitchen facilities in each unit providing convenience, as well as free WiFi.

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Acapulco Motor Inn© Acapulco Motor Inn

3. Wairakei Resort Taupo

Those seeking a bit of hotel luxury will certainly find it at the Wairakei Resort. Located in the Wairakei Tourist Park nearby attractions, such as Huka Falls and the Wairakei Terraces, the Wairakei Resort is an excellent base for Taupo’s top attractions. Families will find plenty of space in the Family Villa featuring a master bedroom and an open-plan lounge with a rollout and divan bed for the youngsters. The room has access to free WiFi and Sky TV, should the little ones need entertaining. Otherwise, the 9-hole golf course and two geothermally-heated swimming pools are great places to spend some downtime all together. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Taupo.

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Wairakei Resort Taupo© Wairakei Resort Taupo

4. Karaka Tree Motel

Enjoy privacy and pampering at the Karaka Tree Motel which is the only motel in Taupo where every room has a private mineral spa pool. The one-bedroom suites comfortably sleep up to four people, while the two-bedroom suites provide ample space for up to six guests. Each suite has kitchen facilities, free WiFi and Sky TV. The motel is about a 20-minute walk from the town centre yet close to other hotels and eateries that line the lakefront.

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Karaka Tree Motel© Karaka Tree Motel

5. Quality Suites Huka Falls

A three-minute drive from town, Quality Suites Huka Falls provides a tranquil retreat with a wealth of amenities, such as a tennis court, volleyball court, boules, swimming pool and a restaurant. The two and three-bedroom suites are the most suitable accommodation that the hotel provides, each having a kitchen and a spacious living and dining area.

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Quality Suites Huka Falls© Quality Suites Huka Falls

6. 52 on Rifle Motel

The fresh and clean decor makes the 52 On Rifle Motel a family accommodation in Taupo that you’ll be pleased to spend some time in. The units have been set up with families in mind, from the family units to the three-bedroom units. The motel is built around a park-like setting giving the little ones plenty of space to burn energy whether it’s in the swimming pool, on the playground or in the games room. What’s more, the motel is a short walk from town, as well as the lakefront.

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52 on Rifle Motel© 52 on Rifle Motel

7. Lakefront Lodge Taupo/Wellesley Hotel

Lakefront Lodge, otherwise known as the Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, is not hard to miss with the giant trout sculpture welcoming you into the on-site restaurant, Lazy Trout Fish Shack and Cafe. The hotel boasts a fabulous location on the lakefront, as well as being a mere five minutes walk from town. Hotel rooms surround a central courtyard with a swimming pool and spa pool facilities. As for the rooms themselves, the Family Room features a queen bed and two single beds, as well as underfloor heating, free WiFi, Sky TV, a lounge and a microwave. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Accommodation in Taupo for Foodies.

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Lakefront Lodge Taupo Wellesley Hotel© Lakefront Lodge Taupo Wellesley Hotel

8. Accent on Taupo Motor Lodge

Located at Two Mile Bay, which is a little out of town but a tranquil retreat nonetheless, Accent on Taupo offers a selection of family-friendly apartments, cottages and villas. The one-bedroom apartment, in particular, is a fantastic option, providing a separate sleeping space for the kids, as well as rollaway beds if needed. Each apartment has a kitchenette, as well as a deck and Sky TV.

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Accent on Taupo Motor Lodge© Accent on Taupo Motor Lodge

9. Cottage Mews Motel

Offering vintage charm and decorated with flowers, Cottage Mews Motel is a fantastic accommodation to enjoy summer in Taupo, especially with the lakefront being moments away. The Family Cottage sleeps up to five people and features a whirlpool bath, balcony, a private garden courtyard, a kitchen, living and dining area. Portacots and highchairs are available for your convenience, while the kayak and bike hire is available for your enjoyment.

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Cottage Mews Motel© Cottage Mews Motel

10. Camellia Court Family Motel

The proof is in the name, so families are well catered for at Camellia Court Family Motel. Located near Spa Park, Taupo Bungy and AC Baths, Camellia Court isn’t too far from town but away from it enough to feel away from the hustle and bustle. Choose from either motel style accommodation with cooking facilities and Sky TV, or cabin style accommodation sleeping up to six people with communal kitchen and bathroom facilities. Either way, you’re sure to find the best value for your family. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Taupo.

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Camellia Court Family Motel© Camellia Court Family Motel


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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