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We have Kayaks and Paddleboards

Get out on the lake for just a small rental fee

There's simply nothing better than getting out on our beautiful lake. Rent our kayaks or paddleboards, and get on the water right outside your room.

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Stay Lakefront for The Tongariro Crossing

The best view comes after the hardest climb. The best nights sleep comes after booking into Cascades.

We can arrange a bus to get you to the Tongariro Crossing, from our front door and back again. We have beautiful absolute lakefront accommodation with easy access to the National Park, and of course you can’t beat Taupō for dinner and drinks!

☼ Easy door-to-door transport
☼ The Famous Taupō Restaurants and Bars
☼ Absolute Lakefront
☼ Cost-Effective Groups Accommodation Available

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Bring the Boat

Launch your boat from Two Mile Bay

Stay with us at Cascades Lakefront and you can launch your boat from just a minute down the road. Park your trailer outside your room, and launch into Lake Taupō from nearby Two Mile Bay.

Boating doesn't get any easier than that!

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Let your chains set you free!

Bring your bikes...or hire them from us

There's no better place for cycling and no better place to stay.

Stay Lakefront at Cascades and cycle the heart of the North Island to your heart's content.


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Enjoy our Facilities

...and maybe have a relaxing dip in the pool.

After a busy day exploring Taupō, your family deserves a break.

Take a dip in our heated swimming pool and spa at any time of year.

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About Us

Cascades Lakefront Motel is a multi-award winning motel situated lakefront on the peaceful Lake Terrace.

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A comfortable and affordable family motel with direct access to lake, swimming beach and walking path.

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Welcome to Cascades Lakefront Motel

Your ideal base for discovering Taupō

Discover Taupō from one of the city’s only lakefront motels. Cascades Lakefront Motel caters well for families, corporate guests, couples and other groups.

Our Lakefront apartments sit just above the beach with stunning views over Lake Taupō. All other units have direct access onto the beach for early morning paddle boarding or a midday swim.

Family suites open onto private patio gardens or the heated pool and spa area. Upstairs studio rooms offer lake views of Kaiwaka Point Bay.

KAYAK features Cascades Lakefront Motel, Taupo as a top attraction on their RoadTrip Planner in New Zealand. Our quiet location is situated only minutes away from great restaurants, the airport, thermal pools, adventure parks and shopping.


We look forward to welcoming you upon your stay in Taupō , NZ.



Local Attractions

Taupō offers a wide range of attractions and tours for all ages and interests. Take a guided scenic tour of the region including our iconic natural attractions. Or for some relaxed family fun, call in to meet Shawn at the region’s famous Huka Prawn Park.

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Cascades Lakefront Motel offers a quiet location on Lake Terrace in Taupō. There are no roads to cross with direct access to our lovely sandy swimming beach and the lake walk/cycle way from the motel. Set amongst our relaxing grounds are 24 spacious, self contained units of all different configurations for 1-6 people.

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