Gables Lakefront Motel

130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $125.00

Travel Blogs from Taupo

North to Mount Doom

A travel blog entry by toddlerontour


... put in her pocket. A short sharp walk back up to the hill via a Henry Moore sculpture burned off some of the lunch. In the afternoon we visited the famous Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa) located on the waterfront. A huge attraction with exhibits on natural history, earthquakes (mandatory for all museums in NZ) and our particular favourite the colossal squid which was caught somewhere near the Antarctic and was indeed worthy of its title. Scary.

Prickly times at 5-Mile Bay!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07


... the sun catching up on highlighting our maps, diaries and Vitamin D & UV rays. We actually went swimming, so hot was it! Very cooling...and then back to the wine and contemplation of where we should next go! Life's decisions are difficult, you know!

We finished our evening with a glorious lake and volcano sunset (one of the finest we've seen!), ...

Arrived in Taupo

A travel blog entry by fernm


Only an hour or so on the coach to get to Taupo and got there just after midday. First thing I noticed was that I was actually cold because it was soooo windy. There was a weather warning and some of the ferries were cancelled, and so I didn't really do much that day, just got some food and had a walk around the town. Did some washing too. Exciting! It started raining quite a lot at tea time so best to be indoors ...

I just really want a Greggs

A travel blog entry by charlyhurford


... a more bearable temperature, just as we were plunged down a slide to bring in a fresh wave of cold. The climb back out to the fresh air, and the sun, was two 15ft waterfalls.... I was a bit concerned that my shoulders wouldn't cope with pulling myself up and I had to develop a little bit of a unique personal style to get my arms up to the grips that I needed to hold, but I did do it, and the reward was the regaining of the feeling in my fingers and toes as ...

Taupo and Tongariro

A travel blog entry by el_sturge


... it easy, swinging past the Spa Thermal Pools, a hot spring at the edge of a river, not far from the holiday park where we stayed. Followed by a short walk up to the powerful Huka Falls. Our legs ached and weren't happy as we headed out walking, but if was good to get the muscles moving before we set off in the car for a windy climb through the hills in the rain to Hawkes ...

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This 3 star hotel, located on 130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, is near Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort, Taupo Bungy, and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.
Map this hotel

    More great choices in Taupo

    Search for more deals in Taupo


    TripAdvisor Reviews Gables Lakefront Motel Taupo

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding