Wharewaka Lodge at Lake Taupo New Zealand
Wharewaka Lodge Lake Taupo New Zealand Bed and Breakfast B&B Homestay Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Susan and Tony Dalby

Guestrooms: 3

Address: 87 Wharewaka Road, Four Mile Bay, Taupo, Central Plateau 3330 New Zealand

Telephone: +64-7-378 8169,
Mobile: +64-21-1641308

Fax: +64-7-376 9145

Activities/Attractions: The Lake Taupo region displays some of the finest examples in New Zealand of untouched, unspoilt, uncrowded country. Our region holds many natural wonders such as the largest fresh water lake in Australasia (created by the world's largest volcanic eruption of the past 5,000 years), the best one day hike in New Zealand, majestic mountain peaks and the country's largest ski area.

Surrounded by stunning volcanoes, bush clad mountains and a spectacular landscape lies the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Taupo. The water is stunningly blue, the air fresh and unpolluted, the towns are bustling with cafes and exclusive shopping - scenic delights greet visitors at every turn. The bustling, tourist township of Taupo offers every type of shopping and is a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday, and/or some adventure, culture and is close to so many 'happenings'!

Some of the best trout fishing in the world has international anglers flocking to the area while mighty mountain peaks draw skiers and adventurers alike to experience the pristine environment. There are also:

  • award winning restaurants/delicatessens
  • several golf courses, (1 international)
  • tennis, fishing/boat trips
  • sky diving, bungy jumping
  • jet boat river tours, bushwalking
  • cinemas
  • mountain skiing/hiking/sightseeing
  • Waitomo Caves (limestone wonderland with glow worms)
  • Hawkes Bay with winery tours/gannet safaris/farms/orchards/beaches and seaside coastline
  • horse trekking, quad bike safaris
  • river white water rafting, river fly fishing trips with a guide
  • Rotorua with thermal wonderland and Maori culture
  • Bay of Plenty with avocado, kiwi fruit orchards and beautiful beaches

"We stayed just three short nights with Susan and Tony Dalby and could have stayed a lifetime. We were made very welcome the moment we arrived (late) and this hospitality was evident throughout our stay ... from the beautifully cooked breakfasts ... plenty of choice, fresh fruit, cereals, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon ... all well presented. All rooms are tastefully decorated with everything anyone could need ... check out the "stick teas". The overall standards were exceptional, spotlessly clean. Susan has a great eye for detail and colour matching. Go there as soon as you can. More of a home than a homestay."


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"During our 6 week tour of NZ, Wharewaka Lodge was easily the best accommodation we stayed in. The Lodge is beautifully designed, decorated and equipped. Susan & Tony are wonderfully convivial hosts and welcomed us into their home. Food, comfort, attention to detail and so on were marvellous - in a word unimprovable!"

General Information: Welcome to Wharewaka Lodge ... offering luxury accommodation, situated directly on the eastern edge of Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Your hosts, Susan and Tony Dalby are retired cropping, sheep and cattle farmers, and built their lodge in 2003, having moved there to enjoy people and the variety of interesting activities and amenities nearby. Your comfort is assured in a friendly, warm atmosphere, with your hosts.

Our lakeside locality provides a serene and pleasant environment, with a walking and cycling track at the bottom of our garden, where you hear native bird call. We provide kayaks for your use in our sheltered bay. There is a comfy living room where guests can relax beside an open wood fire with the complimentary wines and hors d'oeuvres each evening, and a terrace directly on to the lakeside, or a sheltered private courtyard. Lodge features include:

  • 1 super-king, 1 super-king/twin and 1 queen bedroom
  • all with TV, fridge, tea/coffee, and private balcony
  • complimentary wines, beer, organic juices and mineral water
  • 3 tiled ensuite bathrooms, each with bath, hair dryer, toiletries, heated floor and heated towel rails
  • cotton bed linen; bathrobes
  • guest elevator to 1 queen bedroom
  • central heating; double glazing
  • fresh flowers
  • breakfast indoors or alfresco
  • living room with open fireplace and Sky TV
  • strictly non smoking establishment
  • laundry facilities
  • fax and internet available
  • courtesy passenger transfer
  • off-street parking
  • in the cooler months, enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres beside our open wood fire in the living room, as a warm starter to the evening
  • when the days are warmer, we invite our guests to sit with us on the terrace beside the lake or in the private courtyard
  • we have bicycles and 2 kayaks for guest's use, to enjoy the lovely sheltered bay and walking and cycling track at the bottom of the garden

We have travelled extensively, worldwide and within New Zealand, and enjoy learning from our guests more about different cultures and countries. We are passionate about our clear air and clean water environs and encourage our guests to enjoy all the benefits of  the outdoors here.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars).

$350-375/night

Breakfast included - generous with fresh fruits, cereals, freshly squeezed juices and several cooked options, whole meal toast, home baked muffins, and tea or coffee.

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