Getting Here

How to get to Motutere Bay Holiday Park

Motutere Bay Holiday Park is the only park situated on the shores of the Lake Taupo on State Highway 1. 

Whether traveling from the North or South the beauty of our little piece of paradise is that it's so easy to find! 

We are Motutere Bay - our facilities cover the full length of the beach and spread either side of the State Highway 1 on 9.8 hectares (20 acres) of park like reserve. 

From Taupo, drive 32 kilometres down State Highway 1. Most of this route follows around the East side of Lake Taupo and is extremely scenic. 

Heading North from Wellington, follow State Highway 1. Once through Turangi (located at the base of Lake Taupo), continue to head North. We are located about 15 minutes drive from Turangi - 19 kilometres on the Eastern Shores of the Lake.

SH1 Taupo to Turangi road works Feb-Mar 2020

Important Information for all guests travelling to Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park from the 29th March 2020 to 5th April 2020:. SH1 will be closed for road works at scheduled times in the evening to improve the quality and longevity of State Highway 1 at Bulli Point, south of Taupō, the road works are likely to result in significant delays and detours for motorists during these dates. You can still get to us during road closure times from the Turangi end.

Road Closure times : 7pm to 5am, Sunday to Friday (Friday 5pm to Sunday 7pm open no roadworks).

Expect delays with stop/go traffic management from 6am to 5pm.

During the closed times a detour will be in place:-

From Turangi, the northbound detour will be via SH 41, on to SH 32 and then Poihipi Road to Taupo. Through traffic should use SH32 to Tokoroa. The Southbound detour will be in reverse.

For a journey between Turangi and Taupo the detour will add an extra 40 to 45 minutes over and above the normal 45-minute journey time via SH1 Turangi to Taupo. The total travel time is approximately 1.5hrs.

Where the road closure will be in place from 7pm we would encourage motorists to complete their travel well before then as the contractors will be setting up traffic management and this may cause delays.

Drivers are advised to check the Transport Agency’s Journey Planner website – www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz(external link) – for up to date information about traffic, road closures and detours.

COVID-19 Level 4 Alert Park Status:

Currently in lockdown

An update to all our loyal guests during these surreal and uncertain times. As we navigate this situation, we continue to keep the safety and wellbeing of our customers and team members at the forefront of our thinking. We want to let you know more about what we are doing in our park in response to COVID-19.

Now that we are at Alert Level 4, we are closed to leisure guests and are only accommodating our permanent residents and some essential travellers for the lockdown period. These travellers are staying under the following conditions:

- Guests are staying in self-contained campervans or caravans, or our self-contained units only
- Communal facilities and shared areas of the park are closed
- A minimum night stay of 28 days applies, to ensure that all guests follow through with the government’s 4-week lockdown requirements, unless proof of an outbound flight can be presented to staff
- Our reception, maintenance and cleaning service will be at reduced capacity and/or operated remotely as circumstances in the park dictate
- We are having to limit, restrict or cease face-to-face interaction, but will do our best to deliver our usual high quality of customer service while adopting safe social distancing practices

If you have a booking made with us and were due to arrive during or in the months immediately following the lockdown, please get in contact with our team to discuss your options.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but we need to play our part in the fight against COVID-19. We would like to thank you for your support to date and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

For further information please contact our team on 0800 668 229.