Wharerakau is located beside Lake Taupo New Zealand


The best of Lake Taupo — uninterrupted views  •  immediate access to the lake  •  total privacy.

At Wharerakau, enjoy safe and private swimming from the edge of the garden. Tie your boat to the private mooring in front of the house. Walk through the adjacent lake edge bush to discover more beaches close by. Bring swim wear whatever the season to enjoy a soothing thermal spa. There’s nothing like it at the end of a day’s skiing. And hikers, bring your gear to walk the famous Tongariro mountain crossing.

Lake Taupo is the perfect year-round destination to explore the sights and activities of the central North Island. It’s a popular adventure holiday location with countless water activities in summer and, in winter, the skifields of Whakapapa and Turoa, an hour’s drive away. Kyaking from Wharerakau around to the Maori rock carvings is a favourite past time. Golfers, take your pick of international golf-courses. The lake and streams offer superb trout fishing. It’s an easy 90 minute drive to the renowned vineyards of Hawke’s Bay. Rotorua, 45 minutes from Taupo, is an important home of Maori culture and the fascinating thermal parks of Whakrewarewa and Waiotapu. Orakei Korako thermal park is on the outskirts of Taupo.

Wharerakau on the Lake Skiing on Ruapehu Wharerakau on the Lake