The Reef Resort

219 Lake Terrace, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Taupo


A travel blog entry by petach


Arrived tired and grumpy after a terrible nights sleep but the sun was shining, we found our place right on the lake edge and we had been upgraded happy happy people ! This was to be a chill out few days so walks along the lake edge, dips in the pool and mineral pool which are thermally heated and catching up with the blog. We did make it to Huka …

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


... homemade soup and salad dinner, a lay-around in the bramble bushes (D accidentally fell in the blackberry bushes surrounding our campsite when he went out behind the MH after dark; it actually took everything I had to pull him out, and he was covered in pokes and scratches from head to foot!), and a catch-up time with the blogs. A pretty easy-livin' kind of day!

Day two in Taupo

A travel blog entry by lchapman


... all day but only on average once a year does someone win! We learned the there are no parking metres....but watch the signs...each parking spot has an electronic device on the ground which automatically times how long you are there...if you overextend by one minute even you are sent a parking ticket! A need to know fact ...

Conquering Mount Doom in Taupo

A travel blog entry by lizzyian


... sambuca shots. I hate sambuca but politeness dictated I force it down me.

White water rafting was the best thing I've done in New Zealand so far. The instructor does their best to terrify you by recounting numerous tales of how they last flipped their raft on that rapid over there and how one guy fell out and had to swim down a rapid system, crashing against rocks along the way.

"I'm sure the insurance doesn't cover this," I thought, as we ...

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This hotel, located on 219 Lake Terrace, Taupo, is near Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu Ski Resort, Taupo Bungy, and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Reef Resort Taupo

    Reviewed by davidneideck

    Good standby deal

    Reviewed Jul 3, 2014
    by (25 reviews) Kellyville NSW , Australia Flag of Australia

    Lovely non view studio unit, but brand new with kitchenette and spa bath. Free wifi very handy.
    3 minutes to town.

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

    Reviewed by petach

    Great place to stay

    Reviewed Feb 21, 2014
    by (4 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Fantastic resort on the lake, spacious room, great view and friendly helpful staff

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

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Reef Resort Taupo

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding