Opening hours at Tauhara Centre
You are always welcome to visit the Tauhara Centre. Wander around our beautiful grounds, enjoy the view, do some quiet meditation in our Sanctuary or read a book in the library...
Reception Office opening hours
Our reception office is open during weekdays from 9am - 3pm.
Are you looking for a location for your family holiday?
Every family is unique. Are you looking for a more quiet, cosy holiday, being surrounded by nature?
Tauhara is a family-friendly environment. With our beautiful walks and spacious grounds, we have it all for the perfect family holiday.
Please contact us for more information.
Map of Tauhara
Plan your visit to Tauhara Centre by taking a look at our different spaces, facilities and accommodation.
The area of Lake Taupo, what to do in Taupo?
Taupo is located in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, centred around The beautiful glancing waters of Lake Taupo.
The town has a lot to offer, from nice café’s to natural hot pools. It’s the perfect location for adventure, relaxation, nature, culture and biking.
This is an overview of what you can do in Taupo.
Nature: Visiting the Huka Falls, walking around the Lake, cycling trough the woods, kayaking at the Lake.
Adventure: skydiving, jet boating at the Huka Falls, Bungy jumping, skiing, hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Relaxation: Taupo has many (natural) hot pools, where you can relax and enjoy the healing benefits of the pure, volcanic water.
As well as the main pools (complete with waterfall and bubbling hydrotherapy spots) we also offer 12 private mineral pools – the perfect complement to our Living Waters day spa.
At the Huka Falls, the Waikato River which is normally 100m wide, is squeezed through a 20 metre wide gorge and over a 20m drop.
Every second up to 220,000 litres of water gushes through the gorge and shoots out over 8 metres beyond to create a beautful blue/green pool.
The Huka Jet Boat is an exhilarating, once of a lifetime water ride through the Waikato River with amazing views of the spectacular Huka Falls.
Experience 360 degree spins and speeds of over 80km/hour!
The Huka Jet Boat ride goes for approximately 30 minutes, during which time you travel to the base of the Huka Falls and past the Aratiatia Dam.
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing also referred to as the Tongariro Crossing is heralded as the best one-day trek available in New Zealand, while others boast it ranks among the top ten single day treks in the world.
Many who complete the 19.4 kilometre journey will tell you the climbs can be steep and the weather unpredictable, though worth it in every aspect.
The cafe and gallery are both set in a magical garden complete with an outside mosaic living room. The food and art at L’Arte’s unique destination are both exquisite. Resident ceramic artist Judi Brennan’s work is evident everywhere and is sold exclusively from L’Arte’s Gallery together with work from other New Zealand artists.
For more information, please visit the Taupo iSite, Great Lake Taupo.
The Tauhara Centre is the perfect location for your personal retreat
Our guests often say the Tauhara Centre feels like home. Whether you need some quiet time, distance from your daily busy life, silent meditation or reflection, the Tauhara Centre is the perfect getaway for your personal retreat.
During your stay at Tauhara, you will experience the healing benefits of our Centre. Our Sanctuary is always available for quiet meditation, our sunny dining room is the ideal space to read, write, have a tea or just enjoy the sun and the green environment. In the common room you can enjoy a warm fireplace, play the piano or just relax on the couch. Our library offers a wide range of books to read and our grounds are perfect for a walk, to reconnect with nature.
We’ve got accommodation at different ranges/prices, suiting your budget and needs. You can choose to stay in a shared bunkroom, a self-contained cottage or our lovely chalet, with amazing views over the lake.
Our self-contained cottages include a kitchen, toilet and shower.
When you’re staying in one of the bunkrooms, you can use our bathroom facilities situated throughout the bunkrooms and the Camp Kitchen beside one of the bunkrooms.