Motutere Bay TOP 10
Holiday Park

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ONLY holiday park situated on the shores of the Great Lake Taupo. Nowhere else can you park your van or pitch your tent so close to the water’s edge! Due to the gentle slope of the park even the sites further from the water have great lake views. We even have cabins and self contained units for a little more comfort. The park is located about halfway between the townships of Taupo and Turangi making it the perfect base to explore the region. We are only 20 minutes’ drive from everything Taupo has to offer in summer, yet only 45 minutes from Whakapapa ski fields for your winter adventure! Whether you enjoy fishing, tramping, mountain biking, adventure, culture, snow sports or natural wonders we have you covered.

Latest Google Reviews

Stayed in a camper van at a lakefront site. The views were spectacular and waking up to them is what you imagine... camping in New Zealand to be. The sites aren't defined all that well so we arrived to find another van technically in part of our site because they probably couldn't tell where the dividing line was.The facilities on the lakefront side had approximately 1 trillion bugs at all times, which is a reality of camping but can be off-putting, so we ended up using the kitchen on the main (south) side most of the time.The last night we ended up in the lounge to escape the rain, and found a live band playing, eventually followed by a karaoke dance party with both older and younger guests. A very unexpectedly great send-off, we had a more
Adam Stewart
Adam Stewart
My wife and I plus our little dog stay for a night on a powered site with our motor home . The lady in the reception... was nice and helpful the camp ground was immaculate as were the amenity’s .i would certainly stay again and rate this camp 4.5 out off 5Brydon family. 01.05.2028read more
Gary Brydon
Gary Brydon
Unit met aparte slaapkamer. Alle comfort aanwezig. Voldoende wasmachines. Het park ligt aan een drukke weg zodat er wel... wat overlast is. De wifi ontvangst in onze unit was zo slecht zodat we naar buiten moesten gaan om te surfen. Park en unit waren proper. Vriendelijk more
dirk stroobants
dirk stroobants
Geweldige plek aan het prachtige water. Toilet en douche erg netjes. Keuken fijn.Aanrader.Enige nadeel is het geluid... in de avond en ochtend van de weg. Onze camper is erg slecht geï more
Lonneke De Graaf- Van Oort
Lonneke De Graaf- Van Oort
Beautiful place to camp by the lake. It is very private and tranquil. The floor was a bit hard, and our pitch was... sloped. We saw another couple give up after failing to get their pegs in the floor. However, the stunning view of the lake made up for the pitch and we enjoyed our more
M Quigley
M Quigley
I would highly recommend staying here! Great customer service their Very nice & helpful ! Cleanliness of the communal... Bathrooms, Spacious area for the lakefront & lake sides. Overall amazing experience & I can’t wait to come back again !Regarding the Noise. We did stay here while there were road works. It wasn’t too noisy. In fact it didn’t bother my family at all. trucks Go through & pass the road But if your there to have a good time then don’t let the truck drivers Work get in the way of that.They have a Mini shop inside the office with a lot of cheap items. Some are A bit over Priced from Paknsave or countdown Prices but that’s to be expected.My Parents & Grandparents stayed in The self contained units while we stayed on the lakefront camping. It isn’t a far walk & they enjoyed the scenery a lot ! I cannot wait to come back again.This holiday Park will forever be One that we will go back to more
Mere Te Taunoa
Mere Te Taunoa
Can’t say enough good things about this place! We camped with our dog & loved it! Fantastic kitchen facilities - loads... of space, sinks & cooktops. It was super clean & well organised. Lovely bbq area. Clean toilet & shower blocks. Fab location obviously 😍 If you’re camping in a tent & you’re a light sleeper like me, I recommend you bring some ear plugs. The trucks going past at night kept me awake but earplugs sorted that out 😉 Really lovely, helpful staff too. Well done guys - we will be regulars!read more
Caroline Archibald
Caroline Archibald
We didn't stay but just visited family, nice place and would definitely stay there in future. Reasonable prices... especially the little shop. Great more
January 2024 -Final day here at Motutere Bay Top10 Holiday Park 😪. Its been an amazing week, absolutely loved... it. Only left camp once. Lot's of kayaking, swimming and sunbathing 🙃😍.This place is absolutely awesome. Staff have been fantastic, always happy to see you. They work hard to provide excellent customer service and keep the Park and facilities clean, tidy and operational. The facilities are perfect, great showers, toilet block, kitchen, laundry and BBQ area.Absolutely love the lake front sites. Definitely my first choice. Even on a bad weather day, it's still a great outlook.As mentioned before, the atmosphere (vibe & hum) of the place has been excellent and so different to July with lots more family groups and tourists filling the place.Been really nice watching family groups spending quality time together, enjoying camping, water sports and fishing. So many life time memories made.Ngā mihi nui for having me this week, I have had a lovely relaxing week. Looking forward to returning again to enjoy your awesome place, Ka kite anō au i a koutou.Highly recommend Motutere Bay Top10 Holiday Park as a place to stay, ā dat, week, month or forever 🌞😊👍.*******,*************** ****************,July 1023 - Wow what an incredible 6 nights on Lakeside Site 64. Had the best stay ever, only missed going out on the lake kayaking one day due to weather ... well, it is Takurua.Staff were amazing, so hardworking, keeping the facilities and camping ground in top condition.Facilities were fabulous, everything you could want. Location was perfect.Look forward to returning, all going well February 2024. Ngā mihi Team for an amazing place and your kindness and more
Pete Armstrong
Pete Armstrong
We didn't get to stay here (wish that's where we stayed, would have been so much better than the nearby Bach we... booked)We couldn't find where we were staying, driving up and down the state highway, so called in to the office. The 2 ladies were so lovely and helpful, even printing off a map.Once we found the place we decided we needed a wine and rang to see if they sold it. The lovely lady helped us out again, telling us where to purchase nearby.Totally recommend this lovely camping ground, the service is AAA plus, even though we didn't stay there.Much appreciatedread more
Theresa Searles
Theresa Searles
The staff was great and amenities are wonderful. The traffic on the highway and truck blasting their horns all day... makes it very loud and takes from the relaxing more
Facilities were so nice! Plenty of space for cooking and dishes. So clean. There were a few issues with the men's loos... while we were there but the team were working on it. Even though we booked a but last minute we had a great tenting spot with friendly neighbours. Yes the road is noisy, but it made for helpful white noise. Our kids slept well. Thankful to help ourselves to the extra kitchen supplies a couple of times. The shop is well stocked - especially even you forget the tomato sauce!We enjoyed the lake and a local bush walk.Would definitely visit more
Sarah Green
Sarah Green
Clean and always tidy. A great overnight break halfway between Auckland and Wellington. Tent sites and cabins available... with convenient and well thought out more
Bob “Happy Traveller” NZ
Bob “Happy Traveller” NZ
Très bon camping, les locaux sont propres et comportent tout ce qu’il faut. La vue sur le lac est très agréable. Le... seul bémol est la proximité avec la route qui reste bruyante même la more
Margot Lochet
Margot Lochet
Très bon camping ! Le wifi est impeccable et les commodités très propre ! Il y a même des points d’eau sur les... emplacementsread more
Elisa N.
Elisa N.
Nice park. Good location and facilities. We had a site near the lake. Very nice view, but there is a noise of trucks... from the road all more
Eyal Keren
Eyal Keren
Such a great location, I could enjoy a lot the lake I was on the tent just by! Bathrooms and kitchen very clean, and... they have silverwares! Staff super kind, totally recommend 🤩read more
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Check out Mt Ruapehu this morning!!! Are you considering a trip to the snow this winter? It's going to be an epic winter on the slopes and we have availability in cabins, units and our snuggly glamping domes. Visit for availability.

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Just a heads up travellers: On Sunday 28 April Downers, the road maintenance providers for NZ Transport Agency, will be undertaking night works on 2 pavement maintenance sites along the Desert Road.

Works are programmed from 6 pm Sunday 28 April for 1 night only (weather dependent).

From 6 pm Sunday 28 April to 6 am Monday 29 April, SH1 will be closed between Waiouru and Rangipo. There will be a detour in place: from SH1 via SH46, SH47, SH4 and SH49, back to SH1 and vice versa. This detour is expected to take approximately 1hr 15 mins.
Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey. Keep up to date at:
SH 1 Taupo to Turangi - Caution: Road Hazard
We have received reports of a truck crash near Hatepe blocking lanes. Diversions may be required. Please keep up to date via this link if you are travelling to or from Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park this afternoon/evening:
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2024 ITM Taupō Super400
It’s a new track and a new era for New Zealand in 2024, as the sweeping mountains of the North Island welcome Supercars to Taupō.

Today at 3:45pm - Track to Town - Fans will be able to cheer on their favourite teams and drivers as they make their way from Taupo International Motorsport Park to Te Atea – Tapuaeharuru, Roberts Street in downtown Taupo.

The cars will travel along Broadlands Road, Tauhara Road, Spa Road, turn left into Tongariro Street, left turn into Roberts Street and park in town for an all-in driver autograph session. There will be free posters available for all during the session.
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4 Day Flash Sale - Get in quick!

Stay for three nights, pay for two on-site and accommodation at TOP 10 Holiday Parks across New Zealand.

Plus, our great friends at Interislander are offering TOP 10 Members 20% off flexible and refundable passenger and vehicle fares.

Click the link for more details and how to book:

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🐟🐟 October LWE Family Fishing Competition 2023 🐟🐟

To our sponsors 👇
Norm & Maree Anderson
Craig & Gail Ewans
Kathy Smith
Barry & Shirley Storey
Brett Giles
Barbary Cruises
Craters of the Moon
Tongariro Rafting
Taupo Bungy
Craft Brewery Taupo
Taupo Mini Golf
Liquorland Taupo
Hunting and Fishing
Cozy Corner Taupo 
McDonald's Taupo
Carousels Confectionary
Lava Glass
Dixie Browns 
Turangi Marine
The Cave
Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
ITM Fishing Show
Army Museum

Thank you 🙏
We are lost for words with gratitude for your generous contribution to the Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park Family Fishing Competition. Your donation of prizes is an incredible show of support and we are so grateful for your generosity.

Thank you on behalf of all of us at Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park
We're happy to announce that 2023 Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park Family Fishing Competition tickets are now available.

If you have not attended our Fishing Competition before you can expect three days of fishing and fun whilst meeting new and old friends. There is a buzz in the air over the fishing competition weekend and this year we've moved the date to October so it'll be a bit warmer out there on the lake. 

As per previous years, we will host a catered presentation night and provide some musical entertainment for your enjoyment.

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs this year including an AJ Hackett Bungy Jump and local attraction passes. You have to be in it, to win it, so call Grace or myself in reception and we'll hook you up with some tickets.

You can find more information here

We hope to see you there,
Julia & Brent
Park Managers

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The Māori Rock Carvings that symbolise a more than 800-year-old event are renowned as the most extraordinary contemporary artwork in New Zealand and are one of the must-see attractions in Taupō. 

Read our blog to understand why:

Book a Māori Rock Carvings tour with Taupo Sailing Adventures and receive 10% off when you are a TOP 10 Member. Call us on 0800 668 229 to book or pop in and see our reception staff.
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Our Lakefront Glamping Domes offer a break with a difference for those wishing to escape their daily routine, unwind and reset. Enjoy a lakefront escape like no other where you can get close to nature without having to compromise on comfort or quality.

Whether you want romance, a serene honeymoon, a celebration, adventure holiday, or a simple break away from it all, you will find it here. All you need to do is pack a bag, jump in your car, and get here.
Book here today:
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Every Friday let's get together for a boogie with our awesome staff members Grace and Evan. 💃🕺


Learn the:
🕺Basic Rock & Roll steps,
🕺Rock & Roll waltz,
🕺Neon Moon,
🕺Rockabilly Stroll
🕺& a few basic line dances

Visit once and we’ll teach you the basics.

Visit more, and we’ll teach you more!!!!

Every Friday
7PM - 7PM
Recreation room

See you there!
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🗻 NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour 🗻

Internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events an audience can expect up-close adventures, emotive and insightful cultural content, and the usual fast-paced, action-packed adrenaline entertainment making for an impressive programme that will have outdoor enthusiasts inspired and entertained.

This collection has something for everyone and is the perfect environment to fuel your imagination and plan your next adventure. 


👉 You can either watch them online or on Thu 27 Jul, 7:00pm - 9:30pm at Starlight Cinema.

More info @nzmountainfilm 

📸 Photo borrowed from @nzmffTaupo FB page.

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The Taupo region is full of geothermal activity with wild-coloured silica terraces, hot springs, and steam vents bursting from the ground. For visitors not looking to get hot and sweaty while trekking up a volcanic cone, these areas, such as Orakei Korako, offer an easy way to witness the geological wonders of New Zealand's volcanic foundations.

Either you are after a geothermal walk or relaxation in a hot pool, there are plenty of options for all.

🌋 Orakei Korako Cave & Geothermal Park
🌋 Tokaanu Thermal Walk
🌋 Spa Thermal Park
🌋 Craters of the Moon
🌋 Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa
🌋 Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs
🌋 Tokaanu Thermal Pools
🌋 Otumuheke Stream
🌋 AC Baths Hot Pools
🌋 Turtle Pools - Turangi

Which one is your favourite?

📸Photo by bryn beatson on Unsplash.

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Every Wednesday and Friday let's get together for a boogie with our awesome staff members Grace and Evan. 💃🕺


Learn the:
🕺basic Rock & Roll steps,
🕺Rock & Roll waltz,
🕺neon Moon,
🕺Rockabilly Stroll
🕺& a few basic line dances

Visit once we’ll teach you the basics.

Visit more, we’ll teach you more!!!!

Wednesdays and Fridays
7PM - 7PM
Recreation room

See you there!

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This week is all about celebrating Matariki, and why not to do it by staying at our park and enjoying the beautiful views of Lake Taupo? 🥰

We have a few powered and unpowered sites still available, so get in touch via DM and we will help you to make a booking or head to our website and make a booking there.

Not sure why to stay with us this week?

👉 activities for kids over Matariki Weekend - ✅check
👉 dancing some rock&roll with the staff on Friday - ✅check
👉 plenty of fun in Taupo to celabrate Matariki - ✅check
👉 magical views - ✅check
👉 great staff and facilities - ✅check

Looking forward to seeing you!

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