FREE unlimited WiFi and FREE Breakfast including tea, coffee, cereal, toast and spreads. If you are looking for an affordable, relaxed and friendly place to stay in Taupo with spectacular lake views, then Tiki Lodge is the backpacker lodge for you! Come and join us in one of New Zealand’s leading holiday destinations, Lake Taupo.

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Why stay with us?

We are an upmarket backpackers with one of the best locations in the city. Enjoy our free breakfast and visit us at reception to book all the fun filled activities for your stay. With our relaxed and friendly vibe, cosy feel and awesome staff, your stay with us will be a memorable one!


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Our facilities

Cook up a treat in our large well-equipped kitchen boasting 3 ovens and including free oil, spices, tea and coffee. Make new friends in our spacious chilled lounge and relax in our cosy T.V room with our large array of DVD’s. We also offer free onsite undercover parking, high-pressure showers, storage locker and comfortable beds. We have the most amazing views from our communal areas for you to witness spectacular sunsets and views of Lake Taupo and the central Plateau Mountains. Read more.


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Where are we?

Tiki Lodge is located in a quiet area at 104 Tuwharetoa Street in beautiful Taupo, one of New Zealand’s top destinations. Our prime location near the heart of town ensures excellent views and easy access to the town centre for great shops, cafes and restaurants. More information about where to find us, including a Google map.





After experiencing the local adrenaline-pumping activities, a day’s shopping or a night on the town, come home to the comforts of our clean, warm rooms. Relax on the large deck to witness the sunsets over our beautiful Lake Taupo and the Central Plateau mountains — all from your Taupo backpacker accommodation.

Backpack Taupo and experience what the Maori good luck charm, the Tiki, means to Kiwis and learn a little of our culture.

The Tiki Lodge whanau (family) look forward to welcoming you to our Lake Taupo backpackers lodge.

We cater for individuals, groups, families, school groups, sports groups, family reunions – group discounts are available.

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