Winner of the 2016 B&B Association of NZ Excellence Awards
"Whakaipo" is a Maori word meaning to court, woo, treat with affection, cherish.
You'll certainly cherish your time at Whakaipo Lodge, a boutique, luxury lodge perfectly positioned close to Taupo and the Great Lake while providing an idyllic, romantic sanctuary away from it all.
Treat yourself and be pampered with superb food, wine and exceptional coffee from your knowledgeable Kiwi hosts at one of Taupo's top-rated Specialty Lodges.
Stunning location, gourmet food & wine experience, luxury accommodation and great company are all here in abundance. So, sit back and relax in style.
Spacious,secluded grounds close to Lake Taupo
Gourmet, full country breakfast, delicious & home-made
Complimentary afternoon tea/espresso coffee
Complimentary evening drink & canapes
Complimentary use of mountain bikes/helmets
Lodge-hosted dinners by arrangement
Catering for special dietary needs
Massages/Spa & Beauty treatments on site
Suites serviced daily
Booking desk/complimentary activity planning
Airport shuttle (free)
Shuttle service (small charge)
Ruapehu Super King Suite
Sleeps up to 2
A very spacious, north-facing Super King (or King Twin) suite with beautiful views across the Mapara Valley to the setting sun over Mt Ngangautu. Enjoy a glass of wine or espresso coffee on your own private patio and soak up the birdsong and relaxing views...and, as night falls, enjoy spectacular, unimpeded views of the Southern Sky...
A large, secluded north-west facing suite with its own private external access and also internal access to Lodge facilities. Enjoy the garden and valley views, and the fantails that frequently visit, from either of your two private patios. When evening falls take a moment to savour the spectacular Southern Sky in this romantic hideaway location.