Motutere Bay Holiday Park Turangi, Taupo, 3382

The only park right on the shores of the most picturesque, fresh water Lake in the world.

Pitch the family tent, park the caravan, or campervan, launch the boat, enjoy the family and create holiday memories.

Just take a moment and enjoy the fishing, make a day of it with the abundant bush and river walks within close proximity, drive to the snow or drop those skis in the water, or there is always the option of that quiet, reflecting stroll along the waters edge...

With 260 plus sites available and accommodation including self contained units to deluxe cabins, standard cabins and function room we can cater for all your requirements.


Motutere Bay Holiday Park (www)
State Highway 1, R D 2
New Zealand


Motutere Bay Holiday Park is the only park situated on the shores of the Lake Taupo on State Highway 1.

Whether traveling from the North or South the beauty of our little piece of paradise is that it's so easy to find!

We are Motutere Bay - our facilities cover the full length of the beach and spread either side of the State Highway 1 on 13 hectares of park like reserve.

From Taupo, drive 32 kilomteres down State Highway 1. Most of this route follows around the East side of Lake Taupo and is extremely scenic.

Heading North from Wellington, follow State Highway 1. Once through Turangi (located at the base of Lake Taupo), continue to head North. We are located about 15 minutes drive from Turangi - 19 kilometres on the Eastern Shores of the Lake.

Nearby attractions

The Taupo area offers many exciting outdoor adventures. Try gliding, tandem sky diving, rafting, kayaking, sailing, 4-wheel driving (off-road), mountain biking, snow boarding or skiing, abseiling, bungy jumping, a rope assault course, rock climbing, jet boating, parasailing, water skiing, horseback riding, to name a few.

Lake Taupo region has plenty of choice here! Select from a fantastic range of authentic ethnic fare, pub-style meals or state of the art cordon bleu cuisine.

and feel the history of a genuine 1920's 50 foot ocean going yacht, a beautifully crafted wooden masterpiece once owned by Errol Flynn and now sailed in the 21st century by experienced skipper David Nesbitt.

Leisure Activities:

Choose from the world-renowned Wairakei International Golf Club, Taupo Golf Club, Centennial or Tauhara Golf courses - all within a 15-minute drive from the township of Taupo.

Hiking / Walking
There are literally dozens of hikes available including around the lake, along the rivers, native bush and mountain trails. Maps for these hikes are available form the Taupo Information Centre on Tongariro Street.

of the finest wine cellars in New Zealand is Taupo's own 'Scenic Cellars'. There is also the Wishart Winery is located in Taupo.

Alternatively, take a day trip the fantastic wine region of the Hawkes Bay.

Taupo Hot Springs and Spa offers a truly unique experience. Enjoy a massage or facial, or bathe in the natural hot mineral pools. There are also natural pools at Spa Park on the Waikato River. The Central Plateau, including Lake Taupo, is unique, spectacular and is renowned for the amazing lake activities on offer, sporting events it hosts, entertainment of all descriptions from relaxing on the lake in pursuit of a trophy trout or to skydiving from 12,000 feet. This picture perfect part of New Zealand has something for everyone.

Drive no more than 40 minutes to enjoy skiing at Whakapapa, New Zealand's largest ski field, abseiling, lake and river fishing, white water rafting, mountaineering, hunting, mountain biking, horse riding, sailing, kayaking, tramping and walking, swimming, caving, playing tennis, golf on the stunning Turangi course or bowls, perhaps a scenic flight.

At the end of the day you can soothe the soul in natural thermal waters at Tokaanu. The National Trout Centre is also just a short drive away.

Make a great day of it with excursions into the Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park, Pureroa Forest Park as well as being only a 40 minute drive to the Whakapapa ski area on Mt Ruapehu.

Several small picturesque settlements are close by. Kuratau, Omori, Pukawa and Whareroa are lakeside settlements a short drive off the Western Bays Highway, while other delightfully situated villages from Motuoapa to Hatepe are passed on State Highway 1 driving north from Turangi to Taupo.

See New Zealand's largest Totara tree it's a stunning 30 minute walk through native forest off State Highway 30.

The Waihora lagoon Walk takes just 20 minutes. Surrounded by tall Rimu and Kahikatea trees, the lagoon is one of Pureroa Forest Park's most beautiful spots.

The Waihaha River is well stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout. Make sure you have a Lake Taupo fishing license.

The Tauranga Taupo River. Taupo's second largest river is nearby.

White Water Rafting on Tongariro River.

The Tihoi Trading Post is a cozy pub and restaurant with a great collection of historic photos of the area.
Abseiling and Rock climbing is great outdoor fun that will give you a real sense of achievement.
Wilderness Horse Trekking - All the pleasure of bush walking but a lot easier on your feet.
Windsurfing - Join the Swans, Ducks and Herons in some low level lake flying.

Things to do nearby

  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • TV Room
  • Tennis
  • Winter Sports
  • Water Sports


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