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Southern Lake Taupo

We are proud to live and work in this beautiful part of the world.

Turangi and surrounding districts are set on the magnificent shores of Lake Taupo. The Tongariro River attracts fly-fishers from all over the world, each looking to land the prized Rainbow Trout. A mecca for outdoor pursuits, Turangi is on the doorstep of Tongariro National Park, featuring three major volcanoes; Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, home to the North Island’s only ski-fields.

Eastern Bays


The Eastern Lakeshore is the perfect spot in which to relax and enjoy the best of lakeside living. There is a wealth of places to enjoy, with sandy beaches, at least seven boat ramps, grassed lake-edge reserves, ski lanes and superb swimming spots, including the world-famous Bulli Point.

Dotted amongst these natural attributes are character-filled sleepy villages, such as Oruatua with its beautiful river and fishing, TeRangiita and its busy long-established country store and café, Tauranga-Taupo and Waitetoko, where great beaches and some of the best lake views are on offer.

If you are looking for old world charm coupled with a stress-free holiday environment that sits within striking distance of Turangi, Taupo and the ski fields, then the Eastern Bays might just be the place for you.


Motuoapa is on the eastern side of Southern Lake Taupo. The settlement offers excellent access out onto the lake for great fishing and boating experiences. As well as being the gateway to the Central Plateau and mountain adventures, it is home to a new state of the art marina.

With a mix of permanent and holiday homes, as well as sections available, it is fast becoming the choice of many wanting a slice of this fantastic location.


The North Island's outdoor playground

Turangi is one of the newest townships in New Zealand created by the Government in 1965 to house workers and their families who were engaged in the building of the Tongariro Hydro Power Scheme. New subdivisions have seen higher calibre homes built in recent years and the population continues to grow, with current numbers sitting around 3000.

Over the past two years property values and rental returns have been rising consistently. This has been underpinned by investors looking for good rental options, first home buyers, holiday makers and parties from diverse backgrounds relocating from the main centres, looking for a relaxed living environment in the North Island’s outdoor playground.

Western Bays


Situated on the western end of Lake Taupo are Pukawa, Omori and Kuratau - primarily holiday home areas, with a small percentage of permenant residents. The main attractions to living in this idyllic area are the proximity to the lake front for boating, fishing and family activities. Best known (particularly Pukawa) for its beautiful native bush and bird life.

Property values around the area have risen consistently over the past two years with a mixture of permanent residents looking to settle here and holiday home buyers looking for a place to enjoy family fun.


Whareroa Village is situated 33 kilometres north west of Turangi on the shores of Lake Taupo. The village is unique in that it has been designed to maximise both the views and access to the lake. Each street is linked by public walking tracks, you can walk to the lake without the need to cross the road. There is a boat ramp and jetty, water ski lane, safe swimming area, extensive lake front reserve areas for cricket etc and a public tennis court.

Property sales in Whareroa over the last two years are on the increase. Sales are mostly holiday homes, with the odd permanent residence.