Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park


28 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

84 Camping Grounds

87 Dump Station

17 Turangi



Motutere Bay Overview
Lakeshore, Taupo.
Lakeside sites
Kids Playground
Self-contained units
Gorgeous views - Hillside Sites
Camp Kitchen & Recreational Room
Lakefront sites


Motutere Bay, lakeshore, Taupo

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park is the only park situated on the shores of the Lake Taupo on State Highway 1.

Whether traveling from the north or south the beauty of our little piece of paradise is that it's so easy to find!

Our facilities cover the full length of the beach and spread either side of SH1 on 10 hectares of park like reserve. The gradual slope of the property means that most sites have stunning views over the lake.

From Taupo, drive 32 kilomteres down State Highway 1. Most of this route follows around the east side of Lake Taupo and is extremely scenic.

Heading north from Wellington, follow State Highway 1. Once through Turangi (located at the base of Lake Taupo), continue to head north. We are located about 15 minutes drive from Turangi –
19 kilometres on the eastern Shores of the Lake.

The park offers powered and unpowered lakefront sites as well as cabins and self-contained units for those seeking more creature comforts. We offer a range of facilities including 3 x camp kitchens, 4 x amenities blocks, coin-operated laundry, boat ramp, onsite store and function room perfect for group get-togethers!

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Feature Value Info


North IslandTaupo RegionTurangi


  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

Summer Hours: 7 days, 8.00am to 8.00pm
Winter Hours: 7 days, 8.30am to 6.00pm





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    Lakeside Powered Sites

    Guests on site use communal kitchen, toilets & showers.

    Adult $49/day
    Child $10/day
    Infants $0/day
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    Hillside Powered Sites

    Guests on site use communal kitchen, toilets & showers.

    Adult $43/day
    Child $10/day
    Infants $0/day
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    Lakeside Unpowered Sites

    Our unpowered sites suit your campervan, tent or caravan and are located close to toilets, showers, kitchen and laundry.

    Adult $43/day
    Child $10/day
    Infants $0/day
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    Hillside Unpowered Sites

    If being on the water isn't your style, or you want a bit more room to spread out, our hillside unpowered sites are perfect for you.

    Adult $37/day
    Child $10/day
    Infants $0/day
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    Deluxe Cabins

    Our Deluxe Cabin is ideal for the budget conscious traveller wanting a little more space.

    Base Rate (3 persons) $105/day
    Extra Adult/Child $0/day
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    Self Contained Family Unit

    Our Self Contained Family Units have a kitchen and bathroom and sleep up to 4.

    Base Rate (4 persons) $150/day
    Extra Adult/Child $0/day
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    Standard Cabins

    Our 2 person Standard Cabin is ideal for the budget conscious traveller.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $80/day
    Extra Adult/Child $0/day


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Mrs Lounis's avatar

Mrs Lounis

Ranking: 7/10

Very helpfull staff! Nice views on the lake and close to Taopo and Tongariro crossing. Its a hillside camping with flat spots. Great facilities. The only disadvantage are the permanent campervans which makes the olace look a bit shabby

Reviewed 28 days ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you Mrs Lounis, we're happy you enjoyed the park and all that this gorgeous area has to offer.

Phil's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great view at the front row but very loud directly next to the street. Quiet at night. Very friendly staff. We were the only ones at this time.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your candid review of our park and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Whilst it is very unfortunate that the park is located where it is some positive action is being taken by New Zealand Traffic Authority. There is a review of speed limits happening around Lake Taupo and you are invited to provide feedback. The feedback received during this engagement phase will help inform the decisions the NZ Transport Agency make on the final proposed changes. They are proposing a reduction in speed limit from 100 to 60 and we support this as we believe this not only be safer but will reduce the noise impact on the park. If you'd like to support this, please have your say by following this link:
Thanks again and we hope you'll support us with the above request.

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Olsenwood family

Ranking: 9/10

This place is awesome, free wifi, good pricing with discount on second night approx $100 for 2 nights on powered hillside site away from main rd, free wifi, good clean facilities, the toilet and shower lights are on a timer so can go out whilst in there. rec room with sky tv ect, the lady in the office was amazing, super friendly and helpful.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hooray!!! Thanks Olsenwood Family for the lovely review. It sounds as if you were able to make some lovely holiday memories and we're pleased we could help with this. Happy and safe future travels from all of us at Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park.

Tania's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

I really enjoyed my stay at motutere bay top 10 hoilday park. Its customer services, cleanliness was excellent. I will be returning in the future. Thanks so much awesome stay. Cheers tania

Reviewed 8 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again, to make more memories :)

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Ralph Gleek

Ranking: 9/10

Great motor-camp with good sized tent sites available on the edge of the lake. The motor-camp is located tight beside state highway 1 so there is significant traffic noise particularly from trucks in the evening. However, this is made up for in the morning with the most spectacular lake views. Clean facilities. Free internet, free hot water showers. We arrived late do the office staff left an info pack in a safe outside the office clearly marked where our lot was located. They texted the safe password to us. Happily stay here again for a few nights.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

What a great review Ralph, thank you. We see numerous photos from guests popping up on social media showing the spectacular views of the lake at dusk and it must be true ;) We do hope to see you again soon and we're pleased that your late check in was quick and easy.

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Trish Little

Ranking: 10/10

My family stopped after-hours on the off-chance of a cabin. We were warmly welcomed, and enjoyed our stay in the clean, peaceful and relaxed environment. Yes, the road was busy, but didn't affect our sleep or stay. Taupo lake across the road was stunning, and we enjoyed spending time there before we had to continue our journey south. Many thanks. I have no doubt we will make Motutere Bay Top 10 a stop-over on our journeys in the future. Cheers.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hello Trish and thanks again for such a lovely review of our park. So pleased your family enjoyed your stay and we have to admit that our position on the lake is VERY special. Hopefully you'll come back and spend a bit more time with us. See you then and thanks again.

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Sam's avatar


Ranking: 2/10

The highway cuts through the campground. Just awful...

Reviewed 12 months ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hello Sam, thank you for your feedback and unfortunately the road can be very noisy, however we are limited in being able to control this. We are trying to combat this issue by petitioning for the speed limit to be reduced through this area and it is still pending with local council. If you feel as strongly about this as we do, we'd be very grateful if you wrote your concerns to the NZ Transport Agency ( asking them to reduce the speed limit and therefore also the noise impact on the park. We would greatly appreciate any support you can provide. We're sorry your stay was less than perfect.

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Jan Z.

Ranking: 4/10

Not very friendly stuff, huge bugs on toilets, loud street nearby.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hello Jan, We’re sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience with Motutere Top 10 and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. Being know for our great customer service it came as a surprise, and we would like to make things right. It’s important to us that our customers are more than satisfied and we would like the opportunity to resolve this issue immediately. If you give us a chance, we are intent on making this right and hope you will allow us to speak with you to discuss the situation. You can email us at
Thank you Jan.

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Robbie Ball's avatar

Robbie Ball

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay. We had a site right at the lakes edge. Couldn't wish for more. Good facilities and great staff. Look forward to staying again cheers Robbie and Maxine. Hokianga NZ.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hello Robbie and Maxine, what a lovely review and a 10 out of 10...woohoo!! Appreciate you taking the time to write us a review and we are super pleased that you enjoyed the park and the location. Our LAKESIDE SITES are truly the best for the views and relaxation. Happy New Year!

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Francis Chandrika

Ranking: 9/10

Super and helpful friendly people, unbeatably convenient stopover location, and you wake up to spectacular views. Peaceful, family vibe, clean bathrooms and kitchens (random bonus - the bathroom played music from one stall so you have some tunes while you do your business : ). Both times we showed up super late and they managed to places us right on the water front, so we opened up the back of our van and woke up to lapping water. The only reason it’s not a full 10 is that since you’re right on the main road you hear cars through the night/day. We loved this spot!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the informative and honest review Francis. A great summary of what Motutere has to offer!

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Staffan Bengtsson

Ranking: 3/10

Had a powered campervan site on the beach side. Traffic is a complete disaster. It was a bit quieter for a while during the late evening, but then heavy traffic was rolling by all night, and the road is extremely close with nothing in between to protect from noise. Had a lousy sleep. Location just by the lake and reasonably clean toilets saves this review from the lowest grade.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Hi Staffan. Most of our guests comment that the highway noise at night is more than made up for by the amazing views, but we understand some people are affected more than others by it. For those guests who are lighter sleepers, or want a different outlook, we suggest our hillside powered sites. Some of these have expansive views over the lake, but they are quite a way back from the road for peace and quiet.

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Maggie Crowe

Ranking: 9/10

This was a great site, good clean facilities, lovely dip in the lake when we arrived and we were not troubled at all by the road.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the great review Maggie!

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Wen Xin Tan

Ranking: 8/10

A park by the motorway but also by the lakeside. Amazing view at night. Arrived after hours but friendly manager came to assist. Small kitchen and no in-door seating area. Toilets by pincode. There is complimentary wifi. 50 cents for a short hot shower. $4 each for laundry and dryer. But clothes were still damp after drying. Paid $29 for 2 pax for a powered site. Reasonably priced and pleased with stay.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for the review. Just to update you we now have undercover seating and BBQs next to the kitchen and the showers are also free :) We also have a full indoor kitchen area and TV lounge on the other side of the park (across the road).