The Tokaanu Lodge Motel is set in parklike surroundings in the small geothermal township of Tokaanu, metres from Lake Taupo, NZ's largest lake, and at the entrance of Tongariro National park. We offer a unique setting to unwind, relax and reconnect with nature. It is the perfect place to kick back and unwind after a day adventuring in the area or a great place to stop and rest a while. We are situated just 5km from the township of Turangi, 30 minutes from the Whakapapa ski fields and the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, 2 minutes from Lake Taupo, and 40 minutes from Taupo itself.
Our on-site thermal mineral pools are available free to guests to absorb their healing properties and relax tired muscles after a day skiing on the mountains, fly fishing in the rivers, or tramping in the national park. We have four pools to choose from, three private pools and a large fresh water pool big enough to have a good splash in.
Sheryl has recently moved up from Wellington to this little piece of paradise to create a new take on life. In Wellington she was a teacher so knows what it means to put her heart and soul into her work… including having plenty of ideas to renovate the rooms and create the perfect home away from home.
Sheryl welcomes you to join her for a hot cuppa or a beer to chat about this wonderful part of NZ and all it has to offer. There is a dart board set up, plenty of room for a bit of back yard cricket and a great selection of books if all you want to do is sit in the sun and read. If you’d rather get out and explore there is fishing, walking, biking, rafting, running, skiing, boating and more – the possibilities are endless! This place is an adventure waiting to happen!
We have 14 fully self-contained units. Whether you are by yourself, a couple, a family, a small or a large group, you’ll have your choice of room that suits your needs. The rooms are spacious, warm, comfortable and welcoming. Each room has a mezzanine floor, its own full kitchen, and personal balcony. Best of all we are pet friendly so we welcome your WHOLE family to our Motel. We have free wifi, 5 Sky TV channels, guest laundry facilities, BBQs,
We are big on trying to do our best by this beautiful country. In updating the lodge we are reusing materials where possible and giving away unneeded pieces so that we are putting as little as possible into the landfill.
We are doing our best to reduce the amount of energy we use and encourage and challenge our visitors to do the same.
We are using natural eco-friendly products where possible and reducing the amount of plastic packaging we use as much as possible.
We are also building edible gardens, compost systems and worm farms in an effort to reduce our waste and become more self-reliant.
Please visit our website for more info about this amazing place! We look forward to meeting you!