The Village Resort - Classic Holidays

The Village Resort - Classic Holidays


As some of you who read this may know, our wonderful resort is under threat of closure and sale, ending the chance of holidays at a place some have come to regard, over 30 years or more, as their "second home". We would like to make contact with all those devastated timeshare owners who want to fight the decision by the body corporate to cancel the resort's unit plan and sell it to new owners. Such cancellation, which still has to be authorised by the High Court, is likely to put the resort's many attractions and comforts out of our reach. We understand it costs $450 a night to stay at neighbouring accommodation of similar high standard in beautiful Taupo. Please leave a brief comment here if you share our concern and are willing to help us express our views.
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Managed by Classic Holidays On the shores of Lake Taupo in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, you’ll find Taupo’s premier accommodation, The Village Resort.

Surrounded by spectacular steaming cliffs, geysers, boiling lakes, and bubbling mud pools, The Village Resort is the perfect Taupo accommodation to experience the best of the region’s natural attractions, as well as enjoy nearby shopping, golf, entertainment and world class dining. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake and borders other awe-inspiring sights, including the formidable peaks of th

Operating as usual

Taupō Lakeside walks | Lake Taupo, New Zealand 01/03/2022

Taupō Lakeside walks | Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupō by stretching your legs along one of many lakeside walking trails 😮

Taupō Lakeside walks | Lake Taupo, New Zealand Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupō by stretching your legs along one of many lakeside walking trails.


Right in the Heart of this Place


As of midday Wednesday August 12, Auckland is at Alert Level 3 and New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.

As per the government guidelines these are the rules (and corresponding recommendations) we will be following to ensure the safety of all our Staff and Guests.

We ask for your cooperation on the following:

🤧Please stay at home if you have any symptoms.
🤚Please use the hand sanitiser provided on entry.
🙅‍♀️Maintain Social Distancing when you're at the resort 2 metres.
📍Please use the contract tracing app and code at the entrance. FYI: We have records of all trades and staff to enable contact tracing.
💙Please consider the safety of others and we will get through this!

Please visit here for our Safe Resort Plan:


Classic Holidays

Let's fill our Facebook feed with positivity! We know it's a tough time at the moment, and while we're not sure when we'll we see you next (sooner rather than later hopefully), we can certainly still stay connected.

Keep engaged with the Classic Community starting with this awesome thread below. Make sure you jump on Classic Holiday's page and share your favourite holiday memories under their post.

Let's all get through this together ❤️

🚨 We need your help 🚨

Right now everything is about the C word, we won't even say it. We want to change this negative narrative and bring our members together with what unites all of us: HOLIDAYS‼️

We invite you to comment below a story and photo of your favourite holiday. Don't forget to tag who you shared that memory with (there's always many sides to a good story!).

Let's spread love and good memories during this time (what the world needs now) - and let's see how far we can get around the 🌍 with your memories

We can't wait to see what the Classic Community comes up with


Stay safe ❤️


Holidays may be the furthest thing from your mind right now. And who could blame you?

In this current climate where nothing feels safe or familiar, it is perfectly natural to just want to bunker down and stay still. So please do take that pause now, it is time to look after yourself and your family.

We at Classic Holidays, after 40 years in the business, have seen you go through a lot. We’ve witnessed your first holidays with the kids – and for a lot of you, the grandkids. As always, we’re right here for you when you need us and riding this same rollercoaster beside you.

But like every other time we’ve come across adversity, we must find the strength to not lose ourselves in the chaos. We must remain calm and look forward.

Our Classic Resorts are still open and operating. They are taking every precaution possible to ensure the continued comfort and safety of all members and guests who choose to holiday locally.

We will also continue to send you regular holiday content and special offers to keep you inspired and prepared for your next holiday (easy to do from the comfort of your home). And when it’s time to book your next holiday, even if you're ready to holiday now, talk travel or snap up a holiday special, we’ll be here to help.

If you have an upcoming booking and need to contact us, visit our information page below for all the latest updates and dedicated phone lines.

Please note, bookings within the next 60 days are our priority during this busy time.

Stay Safe


The serenity 😍


Our guests mixing and mingling making new friends and memories last week making the most of the hot nights on our deck overlooking the lake. 😎🍷🥂🌡☀


100% Pure New Zealand

What’s on your list?

Amble under rising falls, then warm yourself by an open fire. Plan your North Island winter getaway today.


We love our corner of the world 😍

📸: Ace Pinkerton


Photo: James Brutton


Some aerial pictures of The Village from above! And of course our beautiful lake Taupo.....


If you’re staying with us at Christmas why not have lunch at Dixie Brown's


Who’s loving the sunsets 😍 12/09/2018

Lake Taupo Indoor Bowls Bonanza

This weekend, join Lake Taupo Indoor Bowls Club's annual 2-day bowls bonanza. Lake Taupo Indoor Bowls Bonanza


We are proud of Classic Holidays partnership with The OTIS Foundation - Breast Cancer Retreats to give the gift of holidays to families dealing with the challenges of breast cancer.

If you'd like to donate a week or points to join Classic's continual quest for positive change, please see the link below

We are so delighted to join forces with The OTIS Foundation - Breast Cancer Retreats to give the gift of holiday accommodation to those dealing with the challenges of breast cancer.

We would love to give our members a chance to be a part of this movement to create positive change in our community.

Donate your week or points now!


Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngarahoe and Mt Tongariro covered in snow best view in town from the Village Resort!

Still plenty of skiing to be done in next couple of months (weather permitting!!)


The Village Resort - Classic Holidays 05/06/2018

NZ Cheese Lovers Dinner

🧀🧀🧀 NZ Cheese Lovers Dinner 26/04/2018

Beyond the Barricade

Don’t miss out Beyond the Barricade


100% Pure New Zealand


Welcome to a land where frozen playgrounds meet volcanic wonderlands, and whispering forests meet living constellations. Welcome to a North Island winter holiday.


The Village Resort - Classic Holidays's cover photo


Members, get in quick for your two day sale*! Click on your link below and get your 2018 travel goals started!

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100% Pure New Zealand

What’s on your bucket list?

10 New Zealand experiences for your bucket list. 11/10/2017

Winemakers' Dinner

Got plans this weekend? Winemakers' Dinner


Taupo Like a Local

Natural beauty, world class fishing, a smorgasboard of dining, and set on the north-eastern shores of the stunning Lake Taupo, there is so much to love about a holiday in Taupo. We have discovered Taupo’s best kept secrets and hidden gems that will have the whole family enjoying the lakeside location like a local: 13/09/2017

Greening Taupo Community Planting Day

Greening Taupo and Taupo District Council are calling out to the everyone to come on down to plant some native plants and help restore Hipapatua Reserve alongside the Waikato River. Greening Taupo Community Planting Day 09/08/2017

Louis Roederer Champagne Dinner

Champagne and great food... who's in? Louis Roederer Champagne Dinner


Classic Holidays

If you find yourself in New Zealand for your next holiday, you can’t go past these top 5 experiences to truly learn about the vibrant, dynamic and unique Maori culture:


Your Guide to New Zealand's Best Wineries

From the northern tip to the southern-most region, we have put together the ultimate guide to New Zealand’s wine trail.

Check out our blog here:


New Zealand's Best Views

When you want altitude, New Zealand has more peaks, mountains and towers than you could poke a stick at. These week is all about the best views, from north to south.

Check out our blog here:


Happy Waitangi Day to all our New Zealand members!


Each year is a gift that holds hope of new adventures. May your New Year be filled with exploration, discovery and growth.

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6 Tui Street
Taupo Town District

General information

For all reservation enquiries please call Classic Holidays on 1300 78 5599 (AUST) / 0800 55 4433 (NZ)

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 7:30am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm

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