Lake Taupo is one of those spots that has “perfect romantic getaway” written all over it. It has great restaurants as well as incredible scenery, and there's always loads to do whether wine tasting or adventuring is your bag. It is also now home to the second only Hilton hotel in New Zealand, known simply as Hilton Lake Taupo.
The elegant hotel is located on the Napier-Taupo Highway, just minutes from the town centre and Taupo airport, making it super convenient for a Valentine's weekend away. It is also a rather romantic setting, and features sweeping views over the largest lake in New Zealand as well as Tongariro National Park.
The original Terraces Hotel, built in 1889, forms the Heritage Wing of the hotel, with rooms that feature private balconies and views of Lake Taupo or the picturesque Thermal Springs.
The new Mountain Wing features additional guest rooms, suites and self-contained apartments; as well as the Fitness Centre and pool.
There are a plethora of options when it comes to dining on site, and you can enjoy lakeside views over breakfast or have a meal prepared with locally sourced ingredients in front of a welcoming open fire in the Bistro Lago. A great spot is the atmospheric Cellar Ballroom and cocktail bar, which is the perfect location for a stylish celebration. Or to really pull out all the stops, book into the 323 sq.ft King Hilton Deluxe room, situated in the classic Heritage wing of the spectacular hotel.
Editorial by Helene Ravlich