Our stay at the Lodge was a pleasant one. The manager, Lois Carson, was very helpful and accommoding. When we arrived it was golf week which allowed us to meet many people and have the opportunity to play a few golf courses in the area. Perfect week if you are a golfer.
Our unit was very comfortable and certainly was roomy. It was no problem to get extra heaters when it was rainy. We, too, would have been happier with a better television channel selection as there is little evening entertainment in the area. There is a new grocery store in Turangi and the local bakery is excellent (just get there early). We also bought fruit from a roadside truck. The cafes close at 3:00, so the North American custom of late lunch or afternoon coffee, couldn't happen!
Anyone who books here should be aware (as we weren't) that this is an OUT OF THE WAY location. Even tho' it is in the center of the island, any of the main tourist activities are from 1 - 4 hours away. The nearest larger center is Taupo which is a 45 - 50 minute drive on a very windy road. Not a good location is one wants a central location to see the North island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turangi Leisure Lodge is located near the Turangi town centre, on the southern shores of Lake Taupo in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. The Classic Managed Resort features 38 self-contained 1 and 3 bedroom apartments with facilities including a bar, spa pool, BBQ area, games room, table tennis, golf clubs, mini golf, and heated swimming pool. This Turangi accommodation is the ideal base for trout fishing on the Tongariro River, lake activities on Lake Taupo, hiking trails at Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park, and Pureroa Forest Park, and the ski fields at Mount Ruapehu. Guests can explore the countless activities on offer in Turangi from the comfort of Turangi Leisure Lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Turangi Leisure Hotel Taupo