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Park Info

Welcome to Motutere Bay Holiday Park

We aim to provide you with the best facilities and a peaceful park in which to relax and enjoy your holiday amongst the best of New Zealand’s scenery. Our park is suitable for all types of holiday makers including families, couples, groups and solo travellers. The area is renowned for its unspoiled beauty and historical significance.



SUMMER HOURS: 8.30am – 6.00pm ~ Start of October LWE to End of Daylight Savings
WINTER HOURS: 9.00am – 5.00pm ~ After Daylight Savings to Start of October LWE
CHRISTMAS DAY HOURS: 9.00am – 11.00am

For after-hours urgent enquiries or noise disturbances please call 027 511 4023.

We seek your cooperation with the following policies. They are to ensure your stay and the stay of all other guests is as enjoyable as possible.


Balance of accounts are payable on arrival. Payment is required for the full-time booked.


This is located outside the front door of reception and is to be used for late arrivals and urgent after-hours enquiries. You may also call our park mobile phone if you prefer on 027 511 4023.


The consumption of alcohol within the park is restricted to your unit or site. Please do not walk around the premises with open alcoholic beverages.

Boat ramp

A ramp permit is needed to use the ramp facilities, permits are available from reception.


After 2pm for all units and cabins. After 11am for powered and unpowered sites.


Before 10am on the day of your departure. An extended stay can often be arranged – just come and see us at reception before 10am to check availability.


To ensure all our guests have a great holiday, please use consideration at all times throughout your stay. Excessive noise or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated.


Waste from portable toilets must be disposed of in one of two dump stations provided (see map for locations).


For emergencies please dial 111.


Unfortunately, no fires are allowed. This includes fireworks. Gas BBQs are permitted.


A Taupo Fishery fishing licence is necessary to fish in Lake Taupo and surrounding rivers and lakes. Licenses are able to be purchased online at


Food stored in communal kitchen is at your own risk. Please ensure all items are clearly marked with your name and departure date. The fridges will be cleared weekly and anything unmarked will be discarded.


Located next to the camp kitchens on both hillside and lakeside, please refer to map.


At Motutere Bay Top 10 Holiday Park we provide single kayaks, double kayaks and Stand up Paddle Boards (SUP) for hire. We are flexible with times depending on availability. (click here for hire information)


The following basics can be purchased from Reception’s kiosk during reception operating hours:

  • Drinks and snack foods
  • Ice
  • Gas
  • Milk & bread
  • Newspapers
  • Pantry basics
  • Fishing equipment & woodchip


Washing machines and dryers are coin operated. See park map for location. Instructions for use are in the laundry.


Messages will be taken at reception and delivered to guests whenever possible.


Please be considerate of noise levels whilst staying within our park. Noise travels quite easily, so please keep this in mind and restrict noise between 10.30pm and 7am, when other guests may be sleeping.


There is one vehicle permitted per site. Please do not block access ways for others. Alternative car/boat parking is available on request.


We accept up to two dogs on selected sites all year round, excluding Christmas Holidays and long weekends, so why not bring your doggo with you. We do not charge extra for dogs, however; guests must comply with our dog-friendly policy. Pet Policy.


Children under 12 must be supervised at all times to ensure their safety. Playground hours are 7:30am to 9pm.


Caravans and Campervans must have a current electrical warrant of fitness and comply with LPG standards. If tenting, you must have connected a Residual Current Device (RCD). These are available for hire at reception if needed. Waste from portable toilets must be disposed of in one of the two dump stations provided (see map for locations).


There are two recycling stations located in the park. Please refer to map.


Please recycle! For general waste, please assist us with wrapping items in plastic bags and placing them in the bins provided throughout the park.


Please drive at walking pace throughout our park (under 8km/hr). All roads within the park are shared zones, so please be aware of pedestrians.


The use of this equipment is allowed during daylight hours only and is limited to the flat areas of the park. Please keep your children from using skateboards & scooters on elevated areas as this can be quite dangerous. Please do not ride near the communal facilities. Helmets must be worn at all times and children under 12 must be supervised.


Water at Motutere is a precious resource so in order to conserve it, our showers are operated by a push-button timer (6 minutes per shower). Please be considerate of other guests and the environment by limiting your shower time.


A campsite may be occupied by a maximum of eight guests. Campsites vary in size, there is no guarantee that tents, vans or vehicles will fit onto any site. It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure the selection of campsite will fully contain all of their equipment, including vehicles, and boats within boundaries. Site measurements can be requested. All property belonging to you and your guests must be kept within the campsite boundaries. Access ways and roadways must be kept clear at all times, vehicles must be fully contained within the site boundaries. Where additional parking is required (including for boats and trailers) storage bays and additional parking is available on the hillside. The erection of large gazebo’s for group stays will need to be approved by the manager prior to your arrival.


Prohibited in all park-owned buildings, including all park accommodation, amenities blocks and camp kitchen. Smoking is also prohibited around playground/recreation areas.


You can swim off the shore. If staying on the hillside, easiest access to the shore is close to the jetty/ramp.


A public phone is located in front of the Deluxe Family Cabins – adjacent to the park entry.


Tour information and booking available at reception. Tongariro crossing shuttle is available to and from the park.


For health and safety reasons, please ensure your visitors report to reception on arrival. Any visitors staying overnight are required to pay additional person fees. Any vehicles must be parked in the visitor’s car park provided.


Free Wi-Fi is available within the park – unlimited downloads. Please ask our reception staff for more information

Enjoy your stay

Contact Us

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park
2819 State Highway 1 RD2
Turangi 3382 New Zealand
Ph: +64 (7) 386 8963
Ph: 0800 668 229
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Office Hours

We hope you enjoy your stay with us here at Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park. Staff are always on site to help if needed however our reception and phone hours are:

SUMMER HOURS: 8.30am – 8.00pm ~ Start of October LWE to End of Daylight Savings
WINTER HOURS: 8.30am – 6.00pm ~ After Daylight Savings to Start of October LWE
CHRISTMAS DAY HOURS: 9.00am – 11.00am


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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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