Acacia Heights Gardens is a boutique lodge at Lake Taupo, where you can relax and be refreshed in a beautiful natural environment. Set on a secluded acre and a half of tranquil gardens with views across Lake Taupo and the rural surrounds, you can be sure of a special holiday break.

A great location for a luxury break or just chilling out after a days’ activity. With three rooms available, each with a private bathroom, large super king beds and deluxe linen and fittings, wonderful outdoor seating areas and spa pool, Acacia Heights Gardens will leave you with cherished memories.

Also available is Cherry Tree Cottage, a self-contained cottage sleeping up to four people with its own private spa pool.

Outdoors you can wander through the peaceful park-like gardens, enjoy a glass of wine at the gazebo overlooking the Lake and Taupo night-lights or soak away your cares stargazing from the spa pool.

Your Kiwi hosts, David and Heather Bridson, welcome you to our beautiful property.


We live in a beautiful rural environment on 0.6 hectares (1.6 acres) which is peaceful and quiet. 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:

  • have 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 Taupo. 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, thereby eliminating the need for water in plastic bottles
  • recycle paper, glass, category 1 and 2 plastics and metals
  • have a worm farm to process vegetable waste. ‘Worm tea’ and castings are used on our herb, rose and vegetable gardens
  • compost green waste including grass cuttings and leaves
  • mulch tree prunings. Mulch from the prunings is used on our gardens
  • grow our own organic vegetables, fruit, berries and grapes which are shared with guests in season
  • are continually planting trees and shrubs to increase carbon dioxide capture both on our own property and in the reserve
  • trap pests on our own property and in the reserve as part of the Predator Free Taupo initiative