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    Taupō – The perfect spot for a romantic break

March 11, 2024

Overdue for a romantic getaway with your partner? Whether it’s a date, an anniversary, or just a cute weekend break, Taupō offers a mixture of stunning scenery, thrilling activities, and relaxing spa treatments to suit every couple. Add a splash of fun to your next escape – with plenty of laughs to be had and memories to be made

Where to stay in Taupō 

First things first – it’s time to find a place to rest your head and relax, and we’ve found some cosy Taupō accommodation to suit. 

Flying Trout Boutique Lodge 

This charming lodge is situated in Acacia Bay, overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Taupō. It offers three spacious and stylish suites, each with a king-size bed, ensuite bathroom, and private balcony with panoramic views. The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge is the perfect home-away-from-home to rest, rejuvenate, and celebrate that special occasion. 

Taupo The flying trout boutique lodge

The Cove 

The Cove is set among luxurious surroundings, on the shores of Lake Taupō. It offers studios and suites, some also feature a thermally heated hot tub and kitchenette for the ideal serene getaway. 

The Cove Taupo

Taupō DeBretts Spa Resort 

Did someone say pamper time? DeBretts is the ultimate relaxation and recreation destination, with a range of accommodation options and geothermal hot pools at your doorstep. Book an indulgent spa package and you’ve got the perfect anniversary weekend or romantic retreat sorted.   

Taupo Debretts Spa Resort

Thrilling Taupō Activities 

If you are looking for some adrenaline and excitement, you can’t miss Rapids Jet, the most thrilling jet boat ride in Taupō. You will experience the thrill of ‘surfing’ on the pressure waves of the famous Nga Awa Purua Rapids, squeezing through the narrowest spot of the Waikato River, and enjoying plenty of fun-filled spins on the water.   

It’s the perfect date idea with a difference, there’s no way to break the ice like a full-throttle, high-octane jet boat ride! You’ll quickly see who’s the brave one… and who’s the scaredy-cat. 

Rapids Jet Taupo

Restaurants for Two 

Taupō is also a foodie paradise, with a variety of restaurants that showcase local and international cuisine, using fresh seasonal ingredients. Here are some of the best fancy restaurants you can try: 


Vine Eatery & Bar 

Vine Eatery & Bar

The Vine Eatery & Bar is a favourite for both locals and visitors, offering a fusion of Mediterranean tapas and New Zealand fine dining, paired with a cosy ambience and an amazing drink list. You and your partner can also enjoy live music, quiz nights, and wine tastings. 

The Bistro 

Hotel Lake Taupo Bistro

The Bistro is a modern and elegant restaurant, that transforms simple ingredients into stellar dishes. Book a table for two in a bold menu that’s experimentative yet hits the right notes every time. A fantastic atmosphere with a focus on flavour – you can’t go wrong. 



So what are you waiting for? Call the babysitter and enjoy a well-deserved weekend away with your special someone. 

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