Wairakei Resort Taupō

Online booking



Stylish rooms and exhilarating outdoor activities near Lake Taupō

This historic hotel features rooms with views across Wairakei Tourist Park in the North Island. Two outdoor swimming pools, a well-equipped gym and spa offer a full range of treatments. There’s also a 9-hole golf course, an inviting restaurant and a family-friendly atmosphere. Extensive conference facilities are available, and there are several sports venues nearby.

Our Story

This historic hotel near the Huka Falls in the Wairakei Tourist Park dates back to 1886. The original building has been replaced by a purpose-built low-rise resort in expansive landscaped grounds in the Wairakei Geothermal Valley. You can discover links to our history throughout the hotel, and our friendly staff pride themselves on welcoming couples and families for romantic trips or nostalgic reunions. We do everything we can to ensure you enjoy the perfect weekend break or a longer escape in this fascinating region of the North Island.

Our Accommodation

Our spacious and comfortable rooms include well-equipped disability rooms in the Tahaura Wing. They have king-size beds and mobility-access bathrooms. There are more spa suites in the same wing, which feature spa baths and walk-in showers. Many of these rooms interconnect with twin or king accommodation, making them ideal for larger groups and families enjoying special occasions.

Health & Fitness

Wairakei Resort Taupō is the perfect venue for outdoor enthusiasts. You can play a game of squash or tennis on the hotel’s courts or enjoy a round of golf on the resort’s 9-hole course. Head to the ski slopes south of Lake Taupō for a little fresh powder in the winter, or take an exciting jet-boat ride to the Huka Falls on the Waikato River. You can even arrange to drive thrilling laps at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. If you prefer to exercise at a slower pace, why not work out in the hotel gym before enjoying a swim in the pool?

Children’s Playground

The kids play area comes equipped with slides, swings, climbing structures and a trampoline all for our younger guests to enjoy in a safe and fenced-up environment. It is located near the villas and tennis courts.

Read moreRead Less


– Thermally heated swimming pools, spa pools, sauna and fitness centre
– All rooms offer patio or balcony access
– Delicious onsite dining
– Extensive conference facilities
– Complimentary parking
– Complimentary Wi-Fi


Luggage storage Non-smoking throughout Free WiFi Spa and wellness treatments Room Service Private complimentary parking Bar Facilities for disabled guests Hot tub/jacuzzi Restaurant Sauna Meeting/banquet facilities


Sightseeing tour Golf course Bird watching Cycling & Mountain Biking Hiking Tennis court Squash Court Swimming