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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 The original building has been replaced by a purpose-built low-rise resort in expansive landscaped grounds in the Wairakei Geothermal Valley.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 Taupo 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 Taupo 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 cooling off in the pool?

Body Firm Spa

If a game of tennis sounds too energetic and a ride on the Huka Jet too adventurous, book time at the hotel’s Body Firm Spa for a relaxing way to spend a few hours. Whether you need a remedial body massage to restore your natural balance, a wrap to tone your body or a facial to nourish and rejuvenate tired skin, the Body Firm Spa offers a wide range treatment. We advise booking sessions in advance as the spa is extremely popular with guests.

For more information and to make a reservation please visit The Body Firm Spa.

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.