Overview of Whakaipo Lodge

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LED TV, DVD player, iPod docking station
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThe Kinloch Club13 min drive
    Popular LocationTaupo Marina and Boat Ramp19 min drive
    Popular LocationTaupo Museum and Art Gallery20 min drive
    AirportTaupo (TUO)28 min drive
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  • Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Executive Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


Located in Taupo, Whakaipo Lodge is in a rural area. Taupo Hot Springs is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Taupo Bungy and Spa Thermal Park are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like mountain biking and other activities like downhill skiing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 10 min drive
  • The Kinloch Club - 13 min drive
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 19 min drive
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 20 min drive
  • Craters of the Moon - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportTaupo (TUO) - 28 min drive


  • Victoria's Cafe Kitchen Bar - 10 min drive
  • Ninety Nine - 10 min drive
  • Thai Delight - 10 min drive
  • The Bistro - 10 min drive
  • BodyFuel Cafe - 10 min drive

About this property

Whakaipo Lodge

5-star luxury bed & breakfast near Lake Taupo
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and dry cleaning are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, a library, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. All 2 rooms offer free WiFi, furnished patios and LED TVs with DVD players. IPod docking stations, fridges and safes are among the other amenities available to guests.
Whakaipo Lodge offers 2 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished patios. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a safe and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free manager's reception

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Fridge


  • Library

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries


  • 32-inch LED TV
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe



Check-in from 3 PM - 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Whakaipo Lodge Acacia Bay
Whakaipo Lodge
Whakaipo Acacia Bay
Whakaipo Lodge Taupo
Whakaipo Taupo
Whakaipo Lodge Taupo
Whakaipo Lodge Bed & breakfast
Whakaipo Lodge Bed & breakfast Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Whakaipo Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Whakaipo Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Whakaipo Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Whakaipo Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Whakaipo Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Whakaipo Lodge?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 7 PM.
What time is check-out at Whakaipo Lodge?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Whakaipo Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is Whakaipo Lodge located?
Situated in a rural location, this luxury bed & breakfast is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Lake Taupo and within 9 miles (15 km) of Huka Falls and Taupo Hot Springs. Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Taupo Museum and Art Gallery are also within 9 miles (15 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Just delightful
Amazing all around. Angie and Garth are incredible hosts, the lodge itself is fantastic, clean, comfortable and relaxing. Cute lambs and nice farm area if you want to explore, beautiful walks and biking trails nearby. The food and service was impeccable. We got afternoon tea on arrival, a complimentary glass of wine and delicious breakfast the next morning. I would go back In a heartbeat!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Angie and Garth have a special arrangement with guests where they serve canapés and drinks every evening in the lounge {with it’s warm log fire}. Gives the opportunity for more conversation and information when touring.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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The owners were great. The location was excellent and the meals were a treat.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
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The hospitality was above anything I have experienced before. Angie & Garth provided local and country recommendations that were very helpful. We shared a lovely evening with our host and fellow travelers discussing travel and current events. Angie & Garth provided evening appetitizers and wine. We also arranged to have a delicious dinner on site. Breakfast and dinner included foods from their garden and everything was outstanding. I would recommend staying with Angie & Garth.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Our hosts were superior. They were so generous in spirit and helpful. They made our time with them sublime.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019