We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Wharewaka Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Taupo
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Wharewaka Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_baseline_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 56: English reviews
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights in this lovely house but we recommend to stay longer if you have time. A very warm and friendly welcome, a very comfortable room with a nice view on the lake, breakfast was delicious. Susan and Tony are definitely outstanding hosts and so informative. Moreover, the location is ideally situated with a lot of fun activities.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank chretienfrankie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just two nights for us at Wharewaka, but stay longer if your itinerary allows. This is because Susan and Tony are exceptional hosts who provide wonderful accommodation on the shores of L Taupo. We loved our luxurious en suite room and sunny balcony. In fact we ground to a halt and spent a delightful afternoon on the lake shore below...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alison S
Leiceser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our suite was perfect, our balcony was overlooking lake Taupo, and our hosts were so informative, interesting and friendly that it was quite difficult to leave our breakfast table, every morning! Breakfast was cooked by both our hosts in an open plan kitchen/ sitting room, and our conversations started then. And every evening, we were offered a drink and nibbles...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Colinrose
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Susan and Tony are perfect hosts...they offered a warm friendly welcome and we throughly enjoyed our time at Wharewaka Lodge. The accommodation is exquisite and we learnt so much about the area from Susan and Tony. Definitely the best B&B in NZ.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jilljacksonhome
Appenzell, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were three weeks in this perfect lodge. It was a wunderful time, very familar in a really comfortable house with character. We have been in the language school and Susan and Tony helped us a lot, not only with the language... If you are more interested in our review, please read it in German.... :-) But be sure, we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank elwirth
Witney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Susan and Tony made us welcome in every way from pre-dinner drinks by the fire in the sitting room to excellent advice on local excursions and places of interest. We learnt a lot about New Zealand today from lively conversation over the evening drinks. The bedroom was extremely comfortable, well furnished with a lovely selection of things provided in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank judschm
UK
Reviewed 4 July 2016

On our tour of NZ we stayed in several family run bed and breakfasts. This was the highlight of our trip. We were made very welcome by the owners, joining them for drinks and snacks each evening and they made every effort to ensure we saw the best of the local attractions and tried the best restaurants.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank D H
Caddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We didn't think our experience of New Zealand could be improved upon but Susan and Tony proved us wrong. They were so welcoming, relaxing us from the first much needed cuppa. Our room was well appointed and comfortable with a lovely view and all one could wish for. Throughout our three night stay they made us feel totally at home...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sarah F
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We are so disappointed that our stay was limited to one night. Tony and Susan are superlative hosts; welcoming us after our early evening arrival to drinks and appetizers on their veranda overlooking Lake Taupo. Positives: Everything! The hosts, accommodations, breakfast, location . . . and did I mention hosts! We thought about kayaking while there, and Tony offered to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Respitesearch
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Tony and Susan were the most generous and friendly hosts one could hope to meet. Our room was extremely comfortable and well thought out. Drinks and canapes every night with our hosts and other guests was much enjoyed by all. Ideas of what to see in our short time with them and where to go for dinner were much appreciated....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Grannietraveller

35 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (10)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Taupo hotels
4.2 km away
Gables Lakefront Motel
3.6 km away
The Reef Resort
The Reef Resort
#2 of 71 in Taupo
468 reviews
4.4 km away
Hilton Lake Taupo
Hilton Lake Taupo
#7 of 71 in Taupo
1,878 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.1 km away
Sails On The Lake
Sails On The Lake
#3 of 71 in Taupo
191 reviews
4.4 km away
Lake Taupo Lodge
Lake Taupo Lodge
#1 of 34 in Taupo
219 reviews
8.1 km away
The Pillars Retreat
The Pillars Retreat
#1 of 41 in Taupo
250 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Visit Taupo and enjoy our warm hospitality and boutique lake edge accommodation.All rooms have tea & coffee, ensuite tiled bathrooms with heated floors and towel rails, high quality linen,TV.Experience golf, trout fishing, Tongariro World Heritage Park, thermal parks & spas, wine tour & Maori culture.Dine at a wide choice of nearby restaurants.Relax with pre dinner wine and hors d’oeuvres by the open fire or on the terrace. We serve generous healthy breakfasts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wharewaka Lodge

Address: 87 Wharewaka Road | Four Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $328 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wharewaka Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Outstanding hosts”
 of 5 bubbles chretienfrankie, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a lake view and a balcony and are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles elwirth, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are quiet and well thought out.”
 of 5 bubbles Grannietraveller, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a balcony and was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles KJPJ, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lake taupo has better accommodation right on the lake with superb views right over lake”
 of 5 bubbles Malcroach, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5