Holiday Towns near Turangi

Pukawa

Family fun in Pukawa


Pukawa is at the western edge of Lake Taupo looking directly back to Taupo and Mount Tauhara. It is a north-facing lakeside settlement of houses and holiday homes nestled amongst beautiful native trees and shrubs.

Pukawa Bay has great views of the lake amidst native bush abundant in bird life. The sandy beach is ideal for picnics and barbeques, swimming is very safe for children and there are many stunning bush walks.

With excellent boat launching facilities and a nearby water ski lane, Pukawa Bay is an excellent holiday spot for the family, fisherman or boatie. The mouth of the Pukawa Stream is great for fly fishing.

 

Omori

Sunrise at Omori


Omori is popular in summer for swimming, kayaking, boating and fishing, and in winter for skiing and snowboarding at the nearby Whakapapa Ski Area.

Omori is located on the hill, so many homes in the area boast enviable views out across Lake Taupo. Omori has one boat ramp, a tennis court, a bowling green, and endless walks through the bush.

Omori is also home to Streamblock, an operating winery and olive grove set among immaculate farmland.

Kuratau

Kuratau Boat Harbour


Kuratau is located on a flat section by Lake Taupo. There is one boat ramp, a large tennis court complex and playground. You'll find plenty of walks dotted along the lake front which provide a scenic stroll.

No summer trip to Kuratau is complete without visiting Floating Rock Winery and Café, open from Boxing Day through to February. It is a great place to spend a summer's day. 

Motuoapa and Motutere

Other destinations worth visiting near Turangi are the lakeshore settlements of Motuoapa and Motutere

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