Overview of Whakaipo Lodge

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
19 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle


What's nearby

AirportTaupo (TUO)19 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

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  • Executive Suite

    Executive Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Taupo, Whakaipo Lodge is in a rural location. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Taupo Bungy and Waipahihi Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Barbary - 10 min drive
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 10 min drive
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 11 min drive
  • The Kinloch Club - 13 min drive
  • Four Mile Bay - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 19 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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free 24-hour return airport shuttle

Food and drink

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

Things to do

Bike hire
Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
DVD player



Guest services

Dry-cleaning service
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance




Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Free toiletries


32-inch LED TV
DVD player
iPod dock

Food and drink


Outdoor space

Furnished patio


Iron/ironing board



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


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • 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 are 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.

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
  • Whakaipo Lodge Taupo
  • Whakaipo Taupo
All reviews

Guest reviews



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

The owners were great. The location was excellent and the meals were a treat.

Stayed 1 night in Apr. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


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