Gables Motor Lodge

130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

Travel Blogs from Taupo

Great Boat Trip

A travel blog entry by projectmgrsrus


Woke up to beautiful blue skies and much warmer today, sunshine all day. Start our drive on the Thermal Explorer Highway from Napier and once again the landscape is stunning.

A 1 hr boat trip on Lake Taupo, an extinct volcano (the largest volcanic eruption recorded by man), took us to see some impressive Maori rock carving only …


A travel blog entry by tashenry


... arriving in Taupo we stopped off at a river where a 200m wide river went into a 20m wide waterfall, we had never seen anything like this before and were very shocked to hear that people had attempted to kayak down it some surviving and others not! Arriving in Taupo we had just enough time to check in and dump our bags before I was suppose to be taken away to do my Sky Dive, as i went down to the pick up point we were greeted by the driver who ...

I just really want a Greggs

A travel blog entry by charlyhurford


... parachute opened so I'm still here to tell the tale of that time I threw myself out of a plane at 15,000ft strapped uncomfortably close to strange man with nothing but a large rucksack... So for now, I am still on the North Island until Thursday when we cross over to the South. We have been incredibly lucky with the weather and have all caught rather a lovely colour (red that is), but today is somewhat less pleasant, windy and raining, and were off to some ...

Couple of days in Taupo

A travel blog entry by lhughes


... with the fact that the Tongario summit walk I did is an easy 1h30mins and mount doom is 3hrs up and down a vertical active volcano! After we met up again we continued up onto the red crater then down to the Emerald lakes. The walk then takes you across the side of a mountain then down through a forest until finally after nearly 9hours of walking we reached the car park and our ride back to the hostel. We spent the evening with ice on my knee and drinking very well deserved ...

A Memorable Valentine

A travel blog entry by mhwalktheearth


... s Day evening.

And it was. After driving down the gravel road and parking Rocky, it was a short walk along the creek to the pool. As we arrived, another couple was finishing up and leaving. We had the pool to ourselves the entire time we were in it. I couldn't have planned a more romantic evening if I had tried. The water was so warm that we had to slowly ease into it. Soaking in it was the perfect antidote to the stress of the earlier fiasco. After ...

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 TripAdvisor for more deals in Taupo


    TripAdvisor Reviews Gables Motor Lodge Taupo

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding