Surrounded by some of Taupo, New Zealand’s most breathtaking scenery, you will find Wairakei Resort Taupo (4*). The 187 rooms and suites offer modern accommodation and relaxing décor. Dine at the fantastic Pavilion Restaurant, featuring seasonal, fresh produce and local New Zealand meats and seafood. Enjoy delicious contemporary cuisine while relaxing on the deck, overlooking beautiful gardens at Fairways Café. Visit the resort’s bars: The Geyser House Bar, On the Rocks Pool Bar and the 19th Hole Bar & Billiards Room. This fabulous resort also offers exciting facilities such as a 9-hole golf course, fitness centre, the Body Firm Day Spa, two outdoor swimming pools, lap pool, lagoon pool and six spa pools.
Wairakei Resort Taupo is only nine kilometres (10 minutes drive) from the centre of Taupo, guaranteeing a quiet, comfortable stay. This Taupo resort is located on State Highway One – the main road north that leads in and out of Taupo. The resort is just a 3.5 hour scenic drive from Auckland and just 4.5 hours’ drive from Wellington.
Twin Rooms are open and airy, with fresh décor, and two double beds. The full bathroom has a shower and bath combined, as well as complimentary amenities. Every Twin Room has large double doors, which open out onto a private porch or balcony. Relax with friends and family on the outdoor furniture and enjoy views of lush, manicured gardens. Room amenities include: Fridge, mini-bar, coffee/tea facilities, hair dryer, ironing facilities, Wi-Fi and an international direct-dial phone. Each room can sleep up to four people.
The spacious and modern King Rooms contain a king-size bed and a full bathroom with a shower and bath combined, as well as complimentary amenities. Every King Room has large double doors, which open out onto a private porch or balcony, allowing you to relax on the outdoor furniture and enjoy views of lush, manicured gardens. Room amenities include: Fridge, mini-bar, coffee/tea facilities, hair dryer, ironing facilities, Wi-Fi and an international direct-dial phone. Each room can sleep up to four people. Each room can sleep up to two people.
Wairakei Resort Villa accommodations are a superb option for families or larger groups and provide all the comforts and amenities of home away from home. Each master bedroom has a king bed, a large wardrobe and a TV. In the open-plan living and dining room you will find one single divan bed with a roll out divan bed. In the lounge there is a TV with Sky TV and a DVD player on request. The kitchen includes a stove top (no oven) and a fully automated dishwasher. There is also a laundry with an automatic washing machine and dryer. Access to the Villa’s bathroom, with the shower over bath, is by both the master bedroom and the main living/dining area.
The talented Executive Head Chef creates inspirational menus - offering an infusion of succulent flavours which incorporate pick-of-the-season New Zealand produce with an international influence. Only the best and freshest New Zealand meats and seafood are served. Allow the Pavilion Restaurant Sommeliers to select the perfect wine for your meal, from the restaurant’s own cellar. Enjoy breakfast and a la carte dinner daily.
Fairways Café offers delicious contemporary-style cuisine from 11a.m. each day. Dine indoors or enjoy your meal al fresco on Fairways’ decks with views over the beautiful gardens. Have the talented barista make your favourite coffee or enjoy a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with lunch. There is plenty here to tempt you on the all-day bistro-style menu.
Enjoy a pre-dinner drink and relax after a long day at the enticing Geyser House Bar. Cozy up on the couch or wander out onto the covered patio. The Geyser House Bar is open daily from 5.00 p.m.
The On the Rocks Pool Bar is a great spot in summer to soak up the sun, enjoy a snack or your favourite beverage. The On the Rocks Pool Bar is open part of the year; please check with reception for opening hours.
The 19th Hole Bar & Billiards Room is an ideal spot to unwind with a cold one after your round on the backyard 9-hole golf course. Recently refurbished, the 19th Hole Bar is a fantastic place to catch up with friends and enjoy a drink.
The fully equipped fitness centre is very spacious with a great range of equipment, including elliptical cross-trainer, treadmill, cycle, Swiss ball, free weights and many weight-training machines. Enjoy chilled filtered water while you work out. Feel free to also visit the squash court or the two tennis courts.
Wairakei Resort Taupo boasts two outdoor swimming pools, both geothermally heated to provide a lovely dip year-round. Spend time in the larger lap pool, surrounded by mature trees in a gorgeous green valley. The Resort's lagoon pool is a lovely spot to spend a few hours having a refreshing dip, or lounging in the sun. The lagoon pool has many large tables with umbrellas and refreshments provided by the On the Rocks Bar. There are six spa pools, each located in their own private room.
The 9-hole course is a par 34, 1941 metres, with the longest hole measuring 366 metres and is an easy-walking course amongst lovely scenery and mature trees. A round here is great fun - and can be challenging for golfers of all skill levels, or a perfect warm up for a round ‘next door’, at the world-acclaimed Wairakei International Golf Course (just a short stroll from the resort).
Whether you need a Remedial Body Balance Massage to get you back on track, a facial to nourish and rejuvenate your skin or a body wrap to tone and tighten your body, The Body Firm Spa has a treatment specific to you. Other services include Manicure, Pedicure, Lash tinting, Waxing and other body essentials.
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