The Reef Resort

219 Lake Terrace, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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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 …

Floating Rocks, Rock Carvings and Hot Pools.

A travel blog entry by john.jwilkinson


... a thermal pool. The thermal pool was private for the two of us. It was lovely. We are at the lovely lakeside house of Isabel's cousin, Sheryl and her husband David. The Lake Taupo house is one of their summer homes and sleeps 6 in the 2 level house. The "bunkhouse" in the front sleeps 8 and also has full facilities. Sheryl and David travel frequently around the world so we hope to see them in Calgary one ...

Adrenaline RUSH!

A travel blog entry by sdanieli89


... Truly amazing and so inviting. It is really a paradise down here.

This evening was incredible as we immersed ourselves in some traditional Maori culture. Rotorua has many Maori Villages through out the town. We got to experience the 'Haka' as it was originally created for and trust me, it is not a performance to be missed. We indulged in a traditional Maori feast known as 'Hungi', meaning food. Lol. Absolutely delicious.

Another thing, ladies… ...

Big Balls and Bathing Beauties

A travel blog entry by penny.hope


... which I slather onto my face and upper body, I can feel the years melt away already… just in time for my 30th birthday :)

Continuing to Taupo we look for somewhere for lunch as its 2.30pm but we find ourselves at the Huka Falls Jet Boating building, which 25% off coupon we book in and they hold the ride for us so we can dress in our wet weather gear of fetching neck to knees overcoats made for big Maori dudes which absolutely swim ...

Geothermal wonderland

A travel blog entry by slice_n_dice


... rock particles and dissolves them into clay. The pale grey mud bubbled and plumed noisily and I was reminded that I'm going to get to wallow in it tomorrow when we visit Hells Gate!

We followed the path back to the small wharf and caught the ferry back to the small visitors centre. By now it was 4pm so Napier was definitely not going to happen. C'est la vie... Next time. Instead we drove into Taupo, on the shores of the mighty Lake ...

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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 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