Where to Crash

No matter what your budget, there are plenty of accommodation options in the Great Lake Taupo region to cater for those doing it in style or counting dollars and cents.

Most backpackers are looking for cheap and cheerful accommodation which leaves more spare change to get out and about and experience what the region has to offer in terms of activities and attractions.

If this sounds a bit like you then you'll be pleased to hear there is an abundance of backpackers, hostels, campgrounds and holiday parks in the region.

Backpackers and hostels offer a super social enviornment where you will get to meet and hang out with other like minded travellers from all over the world, while camprgrouds provide a more rustic experience and perhaps a wee bit quieter too.

If you're really keeping a hold on the purse strings you'll be pleased to know there are a number of freedom camping sites dotted throughout the region, perfect for the budget conscious traveller.

And if you really want a local experience see if you can find a couch to rest your head, mix with the locals, gain some regional knowledge and enjoy.

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