216 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo accommodationMotel in Taupo



Located opposite Lake Taupo, Karaka Tree Motel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Taupo, offering a family-friendly environment, guest laundry plus free on-site parking. The motel is only a five minute drive from Taupo city centre.

Karaka Tree Motel is priced to suit the budget conscious family, so you can spend your time enjoying all that the Taupo region offers.


Karaka Tree Motel provides spacious studios and suites with a kitchenette and private bathroom. Some accommodations have a private geo-thermal spa bath.

Karaka tree

Our Story

Karaka Tree Motel was so named for the 120-year-old karaka tree standing at the rear of the property. It was originally planted to mark the junction of the old Maori trails leading to the East Coast and Napier.

The motel is situated next to the Waipahihi marae and the Onekeneke thermal creek which powers our spas, offering guests the same comfort and peace as in years past.

Visit us to learn more about the wonderful cultural history of this area.

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Conference Room

Our upstairs conference room can also be used as a communal kitchen/dining area for guests, or it can be hired out to your group.

It is fully equipped with cooking facilities, fridge, cutlery, crockery and serving counter. Toilet facilities on site.

Tables and seating for approximately 20 people.

$150 per day hire

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Conference room in Taupo