Welcome to our beautiful property

Acacia Heights Gardens is a boutique Lake Taupō accommodation lodge where you can relax and be refreshed in a beautiful natural environment that provides wonderful views of the lake.

Main house

Three rooms are available for a minimum of two nights accommodation, each with a private bathroom, large super king bed and deluxe linen and fittings. There are wonderful outdoor seating areas and a spa pool with a panoramic view of Lake Taupō.

Cherry Tree Cottage

A self-contained cottage accommodating up to four people. The cottage has its own private spa pool.

Book one of the three rooms in our lodge guest wing direct and get a free bottle of wine.

To access this offer, please use the discount code ‘direct’. 

  • Book direct
  • Keep profits in New Zealand
  • Buy local

We hope your stay with us will become a special memory!

Your Kiwi hosts, David and Heather Bridson

View from the gazebo toward Mt Tauhara. It has the best view of Lake Taupō.

Mt Tauhara at dawn.

Main house in October.


We live in a quiet, park-like environment comprising 0.6 hectares (1.6 acres) overlooking Mt Tauhara, farmland, Taupō town and the northern end of Lake Taupō. Right next to us is a large reserve held in trust which is accessible to our guests and members of the public.

We are committed to having an environmentally sustainable and regenerative focus. To do this we:

Installed a $20,000 state-of-the-art waste water treatment system which eliminates nitrogen and run-off that could otherwise end up in Lake Taupō. Run-off from the system is used to irrigate our garden, berries, grapes and fruit trees;

Provide safe filtered water sterilised with UV light for our guests, to eliminate plastic water bottles;

Recycle paper, glass, category 1 and 2 plastics and metals. This reduces refuse going to landfill;

Use a worm farm to process vegetable waste. ‘Worm tea’ and castings are used on our herb, rose and vegetable gardens as organic plant food;

Compost green waste including grass cuttings and leaves to keep our vegetable and berry gardens healthy;

Mulch tree prunings to feed our gardens;

Grow organic vegetables, fruit, berries and grapes in season so we can share them with guests;

Plant trees and shrubs continuously in order to help carbon dioxide capture both on our own property and in the reserve;

Trap rodents on our own property and in the reserve. This is part of the Predator Free Taupō initiative to eliminate pests.

Why stay at Acacia Heights Gardens?


Book in the main Lodge for a minimum of two nights and receive a bottle of wine free (to the value of $20).


Come for a total rest. Soak in a hot tub in a quiet location with a rural panorama overlooking Lake Taupō and Mt Tauhara.


Why not book the entire guest wing in the Lodge to yourself? There are three rooms, and one hot tub. Each room has an ensuite and a super king bed.