Acacia Cliffs Lodge


Acacia Cliffs Lodge is striking to look at with its bold angles, walls of glass and all-round edgy architectural design, though the awe-inspiring visuals don’t stop there as once inside, you’re treated to spectacular panoramic views of Lake Taupo and the surrounding mountains too.

Why you'll love it here

  • This boutique property offers stunning architectural design encompassing privacy and awe inspiring Lake Taupo views
  • One of the most exclusive Taupo properties around with optional Gourmet dining will be one of your highlights of your New Zealand adventure
  • Relax on your private Verandah with either shimmering lake views or from your private garden courtyard


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  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

There’s so much to love about Acacia Cliffs Lodge, as this exclusive all-suite boutique hotel overlooking Lake Taupo has that perfect blend of a top North Island location, privacy, timeless views, style in spades and one of the best gastronomic experiences you are likely to have here in New Zealand.

It starts with the property’s privileged hillside perch that delivers panoramic lake and mountain views, which you can admire night and day thanks to several chic terraces and walls of glass all around the hotel – including each of only four designer suites.

This is one of the most exclusive Taupo escapes around, meaning it can all be enjoyed in near-total privacy during your stay.

Within those few super-stylish guestrooms you’ll find bespoke design features and décor in what are contemporary, immaculate spaces coming with complimentary minibars; standalone tubs and walk-in rain showers; plush robes; plenty of mod-cons; and best of all, panoramic Lake Taupo views through floor-to-ceiling windows throughout – plus a private balcony for all but one. In-room massage or spa treatments can be arranged at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, yet with the many natural wonders, geothermal fields and waterfalls, hiking, biking and boat tours of wider Taupo on your doorstep, you may struggle to find the time!

Finally, if Acacia Cliffs Lodge wasn’t already drawing you in, its fine-dining restaurant (which sources its produce from either the hotel’s own garden or nearby farmers) is also simply superb. Whether enjoying breakfast on the terrace, a pre-dinner canapé and cocktail, or port and paired cheese in the evening, everything served here is of the highest possible order.

Acacia Cliffs Lodge is blissfully straightforward in its offering: world-class cuisine, an unbeatable location and hilltop views to match, and incredible individually designed suites. In truth that is all you need for a spectacular stay here on the shores of Lake Taupo, though the lodge can also provide in-room massage therapies and beauty salon services – there’s also a library of books, games and DVDs in the communal lounge room.  

To start, there are several acres of private grounds which surround Acacia Cliffs Lodge, home to various bird species and well worth taking the time to explore, as well as the Mapara Native Bush Track which can be accessed straight from the hotel. Acacia Bay itself is also nearby and good for both walking and swimming, while biking trails; boat tours and cruising on Lake Taupo; skiing Mount Ruapehu in winter; volcano helicopter rides; golf; Maori cultural experiences; and the marvellous mud pools, natural hot springs, geysers and waterfalls that surround Taupo are just some of the fun-filled attractions to look forward to while here.


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  • Time zone: +13 GMT
  • Flight time: 25 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Air New Zealand, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airlines
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks.
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population: 5,269,938
  • National languages: English, Maori
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for New Zealand if you have a British passport - apply online

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