No self drive

Please note the Boat is NOT self drive and NOT suitable for children under 12

Explorer on Lake Taupo

Explorer Houseboat Taupo

Boutique Accommodation on the water

For a truly memorable Lake Taupo holiday, instead of opting for the  usual motel unit accommodation, indulge yourself and experience the ultimate in comfort and style on board our exquisite 12 metre houseboat

Explorer Houseboat Taupo

Explorer Houseboat Taupo


Kick Back

A stay on board Taupo Explorer is perfect for romantic getaways, short or long breaks, small private parties, a base for fishing trips, business functions, you name it… the simple truth is, once you have experienced it, there is nothing that compares with a unique floating accommodation experience – literally – “on the water”.


“Explorer” sleeps up to 6 people and offers absolute lakefront accommodation for stays on our private berth in the marina, perfectly situated in the centre of Taupo.

The Houseboat is fully equipped for all your needs.


Discover the mystery surrounding beautiful, Lake Taupo.
A fabulous destination – all year round. As well as having the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand that boasts world class trout fishing, there are no shortages of activities and entertainment that caters for all ages.

Geting Here

Flights to Taupo
Air New Zealand operate flights from Auckland and Wellington to Taupo. Both flights are less than one hour.

Driving Distances
From Auckland – 278 km
From Wellington – 380 km

Driving Directions to the Berth in the Marina

From the north
Go over the bridge and straight through the roundabout, Continue south through the first set of lights and take the next turn right into boat harbour. Follow the road to the far end of the Marina and we are number 61 located towards the tennis court end or downriver from the harbour master’s office.

From the south
From SH1. As you travel along the lake front you will come to the centre of town where all the cafés and shops are located. Just as SH1 turns a 90 degree to the right you need to keep following the road along the lake front by turning left into Ferry Road which will lead you to the marina. Follow the berth numbers until you get to #61. 

Redoubt St, Taupo 3377

021501779 or 0272222788

No self drive

Please note the Boat is NOT self drive and NOT suitable for children under 12

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