Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park



41 Rankers Reviews

13 Face-to-Face

62 Camping Grounds

69 Dump Station

29 Taupo




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Welcome to our holiday park for camping and accommodation ..... book with us and stay in five acres of landscaped grounds surrounded by farmland. We are only three kilometres (five minutes drive) from the town centre and only 1.5 kilometres from the northern boat ramps and Acacia Bay's wonderful swimming.

We offer a great location for camping. We have large powered and unpowered sites for caravans, RVs, campervans, and tents. Powered sites also have water on site.

Free hot showers, access to power & water on sites, dump station

We offer a variety of quality accommodation to suit your personal…


Feature Value Info


North IslandTaupo RegionTaupo


  • Dump Station
  • Camping Grounds

Operating Season And Hours

Office Hours Autumn & Winter: OPEN 9am - CLOSE 8pm





Showing 13 reviews of 40.

John Hack's avatar

John Hack

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic place to stay. Very fair price and everything available. So very clean and tidy.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Thank you very much for giving us top marks, we really appreciate it and are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future.

Dennis R's avatar

Dennis R

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice place and compared to other campsites near by only 29 dollars. Close to the street, but you won't notice. Extremely nice and welcoming host, even got a welcome gift. Toilets, showers, kitchen all good and clean.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Thank you very much for your 9/10, we appreciate your great review of our park

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Kenzie's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

This is a big holiday park with lots of space! Nice hot showers and laundry facilities. My only complaint would be that it’s right off a busy road and we could hear traffic all night.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Thank you very much for your 8/10.

Ross Bethell's avatar

Ross Bethell

Ranking: 9/10

Great place to visit, friendly staff and a relaxed environment, thank you.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Ross, Thank you very much for your 9/10, glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

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David Wilson's avatar

David Wilson

Ranking: 7/10

Really nice staff and close to the town centre.

It has all the facilities you need, and a decent amount of showers, however it is very dated.

Perfectly serviceable for a night, however I didn’t choose to extend my stay beyond that.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for staying. Glad you found us convenient to the town centre and appreciated our nice staff.

Peta's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant park! Clean and spotlessly tidy with the best camp kitchen you will ever see! Nice hot free showers. Very friendly and house proud staff. Highly recommended.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Thank you very much for your 10/10 rating and your recommendation! Your comments on the cleanliness of our facilities, our hot free showers and friendliness of our staff are just great. Safe travels.

Jimbo's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Very good facilities, exceptionally clean and well organised. Friendly staff. 5 of us on motorbikes and tents loved it. Only complaint, it is a tad expensive. Oh and the Taupo public information office don't seem to notice it exists. We found it by fluke.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

We remember your group, great to have you staying with us. Glad you enjoyed our clean facilities and appreciated our friendly staff. Look forward to seeing you all again (in fact one of your group has just stayed with us recently!)

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Amy's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Facilities are rather basic, especially for the price! 22$ pppn! Says online price ranges from 11-20!! The price of 22$ is also supposed to include free WiFi, free use of laundry etc.. yet having to pay for each of these on top of the price! wouldn’t mind too much but only in a car that needs no electrical or water lines to it.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Our nightly rate includes free hot showers in our main bathrooms (hairdryer in female bathroom) and 100 MB Wifi on arrival. $5 gives you an extra 10GB Wifi to share between two devices. Guests also have access to power and water on site and our dump station facilities and are welcome to use our main kitchen and lounge facilities including free gas BBQs.

We have been complimented on the high standard and cleanliness of our facilities.

Please note that our information does not say laundry facilities are included in the nightly rate.

Boa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

The park is great, went during winter time, the kitchen has provide fully equipment, washing machine & dryer $2 each, provided hair dryer in the female bathroom, even you have to press the hot water every 5min, but it was alright for us! Clean & tidy place. $19 per person, total 5 of us.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your great review and for staying with us. All the best on your travels.

Daniel van Aardt's avatar

Daniel van Aardt

Ranking: 10/10

For the night that we stayed i think it was quite ok. The fella at the reception was an absolute cracker and a pleasure to deal with. The facilities in my opinion is adequite and very usable. Pricing is good and so saying i would absolutely stay there again

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Daniel ..... Thank you very much for your 10/10 ! Much appreciated. We enjoy having friendly wonderful travellers staying with us. Hope the rest of your trip goes well and we see you again.

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Oliver's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

I cannot believe how terribly bad this motor camp is, looks genuinely are deceiving here. On arrival the woman behind the desk could not find my booking - which was booked online MONTHS in advance at a HIGHER rate than what is advertised at the door. After that we needed permission to use any water or the dump station and all the nozzles on all the taps have been removed so unless you have your own you have to ask again for permission. As we were the first camper here, she put us the longest drive away from the office which was fine, until two other campers arrived an hour later and she put them on either side of us out of at least 40 other spots. Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, a MASSIVE asian family took over the kitchen as we were trying to make dinner, using 10 cooktops and asking to use ours too, the owners of the campsite however did not care about this, nor the fact their children were blasting music from 6pm onwards. We wanted to wash our clothes, she charges $4 per wash and $4 per dry (which is essential in the winter) and the bloody washing machine only runs for 20 minutes, it did not wash any of our clothes and most of them werent even wet when we pulled them out, the ones rhat were wet did not even dry in the dryer (also a short timer)
To top it all off the state of the bathrooms are horrific, they are dark, dirty, muddy and you need to press a button every few minutes for hot water (which is only hot for 2 seconds before it starts fluctuating between freezing and boiling) which then shuts off and sprays you with cold water.
I genuinely could not be paid to stay here ever again, there are even signs in the bathrooms saying you are on CCTV, strict rules about every single thing here that are only selectively enforced by the owners.
Please, go somewhere else.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

We strongly disagree with your account of your stay which gives a totally inaccurate and misleading impression of our park and other guests staying at the time.

On arrival at the office, you identified yourself differently from the family name your booking was under. Once this had been clarified and you were checked in, your van was placed on a powered site away from the road and with convenient access to our main facilities building.

Your site had power and water which were readily accessible for self contained vans and there was no requirement for permission.

We welcome all visitors, whatever their nationality, with the same courtesy as we would expect from them. (For the record, the family that you refer to are New Zealand residents of Chinese origin and enjoyed their stay immensely).

We do not have 10 cooktops in our main kitchen. As in other holiday parks, it is a communal environment and guests work together in sharing the facilities (and often meet new people in the process).

The machines in our laundry are of a commercial capacity and work efficiently when used correctly.

Our facility block is well lit and is cleaned thoroughly every morning and then inspected later in the day to check for any further requirements. I personally (as the owner) inspect the bathrooms, laundry and kitchen every day as I did at 5pm on that day when I found them spotless).

Our variety of signage in our main facility block emphasises that it is a shared environment for many travellers. The overall aim of this signage is to ask for appreciation of the facilities provided and assistance in maintaining the standard of these facilities for other guests staying with us.

We also have signage regarding rubbish disposal and recycling to assist us with helping the environment for future generations.

At no time during your stay did you express any concerns to the park's owners who were on site throughout the stay.

Ash's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Having only just arrived and had a quick look through the facilities, the price seems to be justified. Kitchens seem clean and tidy, the showers and toilets are clean and look relatively new. The WiFi ISN’T free but it only $5 for 10gb which is not too bad.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for staying with us

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Gerson Vergacas

Ranking: 3/10

We arrived there and the old lady was just rude and un polite. We just stayed there because it was 22:00. They charged me 50 dollars for 1 campervan with 2 people. They really overcharged us, it was ok if we had a friendly reception but NOT AT ALLLLLLLLL.
Toilet was very dirty and the things they sell there are EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE.

Reviewed over 2 years ago