The Reef Resort

219 Lake Terrace, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $112.00

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A travel blog entry by petach on Feb 21, 2014

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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 …

New Zealand 7 - Taupo to Wellington to Auckland

A travel blog entry by clearyf


... the airport to the area that was used as Hobbiton woods. Tree where Frodo & Sam spent their first night away from the Shire. Recreated scene pic. Where Sam & Frodo run into Merry & Pippin as they steal the farmers veg and run down a hill and fall in a pile on the road. Recreated scene pic. Where the Black Night appears at top of the hill and the hobbits run to the ferry From here we headed over to Weta Cave. This was the Production site of all ...

Not in tandem at Taupo

A travel blog entry by alexanderdrury


... We waited; the sky seemed a little cloudy but there were definite patches of blue. We waited some more; there were anxious looks at the skies, shaking of heads, whispered consultations. We waited and waited some more. It probably wasn't a long time but we were full of adrenalin. After my original reluctance I was desperate to get on the plane and get on with the jump.

After an agonising wait we were told that the sky wasn't playing nicely, ...

Day 3 in Taupo

A travel blog entry by lchapman


... but still flows at 300,000 litres per second...fills an Olympic size swimming pool in one second! The sister company of ShotOver in Queenstown is on the river with their jet boats. We learned that jet boats were created in New Zealand by a farmer who wanted to reduce his mustering time...and did so...went from 3 days to 1 day...they only draw 15 cm at speed and can turn in their own length....the rest is history! I would say the farmer does not need to ...

A head for heights

A travel blog entry by jodialison


... hour or so! Afterwards, we drove (Scott did since my legs were still trembling) north to Rotorua and parked up in a campsite by the lake. We also picked up a hitchhiker to do our good deed for the day, a young girl from Denmark. This is the volcanic region of North Island so there was a stream running close by us which had bubbling water - mental! Rotorua is a the main tourist area in this region so we walked into the town centre for a bite ...

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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