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Vacation rentals in Tūrangi

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Tūrangi

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Cottage in Tūrangi
VIDA Retreat:clean, comfy, pet friendly
Vida is a fully refurbished, stand alone house with modern furnishings and high quality features. It is situated in central Turangi, tucked away off the main road, right next door to the local ski hire shop (handy for early morning gear pick up if you're heading up the maunga), a 2 minute walk for coffee in the morning, 2 min drive to cafes, supermarket and town. There is ample room for your boat/jetski if you're heading out fishing on beautiful Lake Taupo. Turangi is an adventurers paradise!
$95 per night
Guest suite in Turangi
"Be our Guest"-Self-contained unit in family home
A modern studio style self-contained unit on the ground floor of our family home in Turangi. A queen-sized bed in the main room. Small kitchenette with crockery & cutlery supplied, small fridge, microwave, electric frying pan, Freeview Smart TV and Wifi. Modern private bathroom. An additional small bedroom with a single bed is perfect for a 3rd guest or more space to spread out. Close to major attractions of the area and ideal to access the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Private access to unit.
$65 per night
Home in Turangi
ALBA cottage. Base your adventure here!
Welcome to ALBA, our little cottage. Located on a, semi-rural cul-de-sac 5 mins from Turangi. Our cosy cottage has two bedrooms, large bathroom/laundry space and an open plan kitchen, dining, living area heated by a large heat pump. The mighty Tongariro River with its world famous trout fishing pools is at the end of the road, the Turangi township is a 5 min drive or a beautiful walk past the river and the Whakapapa ski field and Tongariro crossing are only 40mins away.
$97 per night

Stay near Tūrangi's top sights

Tongariro River Rafting45 locals recommend
Rafting New Zealand11 locals recommend
New World38 locals recommend
Turangi Tavern30 locals recommend
Creel Tackle House & Cafe17 locals recommend
Hydro Eatery22 locals recommend

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Private room in Turangi
Cabin w/geothermal pool by lake-no cleaning fee
$42 per night
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Cosy Cottage Retreat Motuoapa
$56 per night
Home in Turangi
Pihanga View - Entire House - Free Wifi
$85 per night
Private room in Turangi
Double Bed - 11m² White & Blue BnB
$48 per night
Private room in Turangi
The Tongariro Room
$30 per night
Guesthouse in Turangi
Moe Marie (sleep peacefully) B & B
$98 per night
Home in Turangi
Trout Cottage - 15 min walk to river to fish
$85 per night
Guest suite in Tūrangi
Animal Friendly+24hr booking+SPA+Cozy & Clean
$88 per night
Private room in Tauranga Taupo
Glamping at Happy Daze!
$41 per night
Home in Tūrangi
Lodge Turangi
$72 per night
Home in Turangi
Take time out in Turangi - family friendly
$75 per night
Rental unit in Motuoapa
Hui o Tui
$53 per night

Your guide to Tūrangi

All About Tūrangi

Located dead center of New Zealand’s North Island, between the forested slopes of the Kaimanawa Ranges and the vast blue waters of Lake Taupo, Tūrangi is a big-time destination for hiking, fishing, and rafting. The Tongariro River is a hotspot for fly-fishing as well as white-water rafting, and Tongariro National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Less than 10 minutes from town, you can be on the shores of Lake Taupo at Waitetoko Beach, where you can enjoy swimming in the warmer months. In winter, hit the slopes at Whakapapa, one of New Zealand’s largest ski areas. Although small, Tūrangi’s village center is where you’ll find tasty cuisine, from lattes served out of a food truck to savory pies made daily from a local bakery.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tūrangi

Tūrangi has a temperate climate but can be quite rainy at any time of the year, so pack your umbrella and waterproof layers. The summer months of December through March are the warmest and driest, while July is the coldest and wettest month, although temperatures rarely reach below freezing. Summer brings lush forests ripe for hiking and biking, and in autumn you’ll witness brilliant foliage. The town does not rest in winter: Tūrangi is a popular destination for winter fly-fishing. Nearby, the Taupo Winter Festival occurs in July for three weeks of events, from lighting displays and ice skating to food vendors and winter swim events.

Top things to do in Tūrangi

Huka Falls

Less than an hour north, the placid waters of the Waikato River squeeze into a shallow ravine, creating one of the most awesome natural spectacles on the North Island. What Huka Falls lacks in height — it’s just over 36 feet tall — it makes up for with sheer force. Some 60,000 gallons of turquoise water gush over the volcanic rocks every second, spraying spectators on the foot bridge above the waterfall.

Tongariro River Trail

The Tongariro River Trail is an easy 10-mile walk or mountain bike ride that offers views of the Tūrangi landscape. Along this riverside trail, catch views of rolling farmland as you pass under the branches of tall rimu trees with Mount Pihanga in the distance. Birders will enjoy looking for tiny pīwakawaka birds and kereru wood pigeons in the branches of southern beech trees found along the trail.

Tokaanu Thermal Pools

Unwind in the Tokaanu Thermal Pools, which are just a five-minute drive northwest of Tūrangi. The hot mineral waters are a great way to soothe tired muscles after a long day hiking or skiing. You can even enjoy a walk before you soak; the Tokaanu Thermal Walk passes through luxuriant indigenous forest, studded with bubbling mud pots and steaming pools.

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