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Central Taupo location and close to major tourist attractions
Located in peaceful Nukuhau, Taupo, Riverside Apartment is just a few minutes walk from Taupo township and the lakefront. An easy walk to the marina or into town for a coffee or evening meal means you can leave the car in the secure double-garage and enjoy a stroll through the Taupo Amphitheatre and domain - and not have to worry about driving home.
The Huka Falls, Aratiatia Rapids, Craters of the Moon and other tourist attractions in Taupo
A short drive (or a nice walk along the banks of the Waikato River) from the apartment you'll find New Zealand's most-photographed tourist attraction, the Huka Falls. Ejecting a massive 200,000 litres of water every second through a canyon only 15 metres across is an awe-inspiring site.
Further down the river, the Aratiatia rapids fill rapidly when the dam above the canyon is released forming a surging current of blue and white water. The release hours are 10am, 12pm, 2pm daily and in summer there is an additional release time of 4pm. Notably, the Aratiatia Rapids were used in the filming of the Hobbit film 'The Desolation of Smaug'.
Taupo is also home to an amazing array of geothermal areas including the 'Craters of the Moon' just a few minutes from Riverside Apartment. Naturally heated spas and swimming pools are also abundant with the AC Spas, DeBretts and Wairakei baths all within easy reach.
Discounts on dining, cruises and adventures in Taupo
Save on guided tours, sailing, cruises, skydiving and eating out in Taupo
We have negotiated discounts for our guests with the following tourist operators in Taupo. Simply take our business card (found inside Riverside Apartment) with you when you make your booking for the following special rates:
Tongariro alpine crossing guided tours
10% discount when you book over the phone with the leaders in guided tours of the Tongariro Crossing, Adventure Outdoors. They will pick you up and drop you off right at Riverside Apartment and all necessary gear is included. See why this is commonly described as the best one-day walk in New Zealand.
Call Outdoor Adventures on 0800 386 925 Free call
Chris Jolly scenic cruises
10% discount on cruises to the Mine Bay maori rock carvings
Sail Barbary cruises
10% discount on the Sail Barbary cruises to Mine Bay maori carvings
Taupo Tandem Skydiving
5% discount on tandem jumps with Taupo Tandem Skydiving.
AJ Hackett - Taupo Bungy and Swing
15% discount on usual rates with Taupo Bungy and Swing. Use promo code RIVER15 when booking. Discount valid until 30 June 2024.
Perfect event accommodation in Taupo
Taupo is home to many of New Zealand's major sporting events
Barely a weekend goes by in Taupo, especially over summer, without it hosting an event, race, concert or show. Home to the famous New Zealand IronMan and many other fantastic events, Taupo comes alive with an amazing buzz as the locals get in behind (and get involved in) some world-class spectacles on and around the 'Great Lake'.
Stay at Riverside Apartment for the IronMan, Great Lake Relay or Taupo Cycle Challenge
Being so close to town it's the perfect location for major events which have put Taupo on the international eventing scene. These events are extremely popular so we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. If our beautiful two-bedroom apartment just isn't big enough then why not check out Riverside One our three bedroom apartment located in the same apartment block. It is also beautifully appointed with full kitchen and laundry facilities and of course is set right on the riverfront too.
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Golf, mountain biking, fishing or just relaxing in Taupo
There are several golf courses including the Wairakei course close to Riverside Apartment. For a less sedate way to spend your day, Taupo is famous for its trails, whether for running or MTB. Finish your day off with a bit of fishing in the river directly in front of the apartment. Many trout have been caught there, particularly in the peace of the evening at dusk. Fishing gear can be hired in town at a reasonable rate if you don't have your own.