138 Lake Terrace, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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A Thermal Park and Rafting the Kaituna River

A travel blog entry by johnsjourneys on Nov 23, 2013

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The Waimangu Thermal Park is a valley, great for a two hour walk that ends at Lake Rotomahana where there is a one hour boat ride. Both the walk and the boat ride get close to thermal vents that spew hot water and clothe the surrounding rocks in an array of colours. For the return trip from the boat jetty back to the park entrance, which is all …

Day 177 skydive Taupo

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble


... He showed me how to take us into a spiral dive as well as just cruise around. This was all pretty amazing and I spent most of the time in the spiral dive. I wanted to save my testicle and get to the ground. As we journeyed down houses and cars started to be visible. We were getting closer to earth. As we got close Sam took control again to take us to land. I kind of screwed this up falling over meaning I came in on my bum. A very cool landing indeed. My whole body was ...

Thrillseeking in Taupo

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand; the area surrounding the lake is another popular holiday resort where lots of thrill-seeking activities are available. The most famous attraction in the area is the Huka Falls – a fast flowing waterfall down a rocky valley on the Waikato River. One of the thrill-seeking activities on the Waikato River is a fast jet boat which takes you along the river right up to the ...

Mt. Doom

A travel blog entry by tom-rw


... easy and we wondered what all the fuss was about. However it did begin to get steeper and conditions under foot got worse. We were basically walking up a very steep sand dune, with especially large grains of sand. It was very much two steps forward, one and a half steps back. Eventually we gave up with this particular route and decided to ascend the lava flow to our left. This was now one narrow mass of uneven ...

North Island Smorgasbord

A travel blog entry by two_in_a_tent


Hello from sunny Lake Taupo!

We arrived at the lake this afternoon and I am already in love with the place...mainly because we are staying at the most luxurious site, Taupo Debretts Spa Resort. It would have been out of our budget except they have a two nights for the price of one offer in November so we are in camping heaven. They have music piped into the toilets - we've come a long way from the long drops.

Anyway, back to business. Here is a little guide to some ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 138 Lake Terrace, Taupo, is near Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort, Taupo Bungy, and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Sails Taupo

    Reviewed by johnsjourneys

    Very comfortable lodging

    Reviewed Nov 23, 2013
    by (54 reviews) , Taiwan Flag of Taiwan

    Now Best Western Sails, it has large rooms with large balconies. It's close to the lake, and the rooms on the upper floor have a lake view.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews BEST WESTERN Sails Taupo

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding