We often think of Taupō as being central within the North Island but the South Island is also so accessible from here.
We are only an hour from Rotorua, two hours from Tauranga or Hamilton, three and a half hours from Auckland, four hours from New Plymouth and five hours from Wellington.
But it is only a 30 minute flight from here to Auckland and one-and-a-half hours from there to Nelson.
I recently flew to Nelson from Taupo. I left from here just after 9 am and was in Nelson by 1:30 pm. It was only another hour from there to Marahau at the entrance to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Our daughter Laura and I spent some time tramping and bike riding in Tasman Bay and then headed for St Arnaud near Lake Rotoiti where she completed the trek to the Angelus Hut.
We then headed for Blenheim in Marlborough for some wine tasting. We visited seven vineyards (Rock Ferry. Forrest Estate, Hunters, No 1, Framingham, Hans Herzog and Alan Scott). After I had left to fly back to Taupo, she visited two more, Clos Henri and Cloudy Bay. What a treat!
Her company was wonderful and it was a good chance to catch up.
Beautiful views and accommodations! We loved our stay! It was well equipped and exactly what we needed to enjoy our stay. Our hosts were wonderful and have one of the most beautiful gardens. We enjoyed the hot tub after a long day of hiking and driving and it was perfect. The view is...
Nikole C, New Zealand
David and Heather are wonderful hosts. Their passion to provide the guests with empathy and kindness makes you feel like home – even better. Believe me: You will stay longer! Bathroom and bedroom are huge, clean, quiet and in very good shape. Breakfast comes with a unusual variety of...
A most beautiful & peaceful place with wonderful hosts! The view is simple amazing! The bed so comfortable...we were made to feel so at home! Heather & Dave were so accommodating...they were the best! Ollie (the Golden) was such a beautiful and well behaved dog...Everything was perfect!