Weekend Getaway Guide: Taupo, New Zealand.
The Digs – As mentioned, when it comes to where to stay, it’s best to skip the main Taupo town centre and venture further afield. Gorgeous Omori Lakehouse bed and breakfast, for example, comes it at a very reasonable $180 a night, and feels like staying in a tree-house. With stunning 180-degree lake views and a roaring stone fireplace in winter, this is worth getting that hire car! Two guest rooms (the Koru Room and the Tui Room) both have an en-suite bathroom, super-king-sized beds and a private deck. Book out both rooms, and this becomes the perfect family retreat. You can cook in your own private kitchen and sip a glass of Sauvignon Blanc while enjoying the twinkling lights from across the lake in Taupo town centre. You’ll be able to truly relax, wander down to the lakefront and really soak up the atmosphere, making the most of your Taupo adventure. [Photo: Omori Lakehouse]