Taupo Accomodation

Mar 9th, 2009, 10:22 AM
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Taupo Accomodation

We will be touring Rotorua and Taupo/Tongariro for three days. Is it advisable to stay in Taupo for all 3 nights, or near Rotorua one night and Taupo the other two?

Can anyone recommend a good place to stay in Taupo (moderately priced motel or B&B)?

Thanks!
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Mar 9th, 2009, 12:03 PM
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Rotorua and Taupo are only about 30 miles from each other; unless you plan a really long day in Rotorua, I wouldn't change locations.

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Mar 9th, 2009, 05:46 PM
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Thanks LeeAnn; I think we've settled that we're definitely staying 3 nights in Taupo. Any recs on a good place?
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Mar 10th, 2009, 10:11 AM
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Has anyone stayed at the Alpine Motor Lodge or Cascades Motor Lodge & provide any insight?
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Mar 10th, 2009, 03:25 PM
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Sorry, no; we stayed at the Lake Plaza in Rotorua one night, and the next night at the Skotel in Tongariro National Park.

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Mar 10th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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There's really not much to do in Taupo. I stayed one night at a B&B, only because I played golf there. I'd reconsider 3 nights.
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Mar 10th, 2009, 06:02 PM
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mlgb - one day we'll be driving to Rotorua from Auckland to see the thermal areas & wai-o-tapu. Days 2-3 are for the Tongariro Crossing (we figured 2 days in case of bad weather). The other day will be relaxing & enjoying the area. Taupo does look very touristy but it seems this is the best place to settle for this leg of the trip.
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Mar 10th, 2009, 06:39 PM
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There are great hot mineral baths at DeBrett's campground--and they have very nice chalets and cabins if you're okay with non ensuite.
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Mar 14th, 2009, 06:16 PM
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Oooh yes--they are good, possibly though on the downside of great despite current additions to hotel. Lovely staff and clean, clean, clean. The hot springs are great for a day--dragon slide much recommended. Cafe was out of service during our stay.
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