Boutique lodge offering home-hosted B&B accommodation just 2 km from Taupo CBD and close to Huka Falls. Set in landscaped grounds with its own vineyard, Rive Gauche is a convenient base for visiting the Central North Island.
English and French spoken. Bed and Breakfast Lodge
Rive Gauche is situated on a 1 hectare site in a quiet cul de sac and overlooks its own private vineyard on the edge of the Wairakei Park between Taupo and Huka Falls. A tranquil, convenient location for Taupo events & activities and for touring the wider region. We offer quality accommodation in 3 double rooms, all with en suite bathrooms, independent access, off-street parking and free Wifi. A generous breakfast is included in the B&B tariffs. Fridge and tea/coffee facilities are available. A self contained option is also available in the studio.
Operating as usual
Our grape harvest 2022 is set for Sunday.
Thanks in advance to friends and family who have been conscripted to help us 😃
A beautiful peaceful place for time out.
We often recommend this walk to our guests.
End of summer, beginning of autumn.
Les derniers jours de l'été annonce les premiers jours d'automne.
A celebration of summer in the lovely month of February.
A lovely time of year to come and explore Taupo. In our self-contained studio you can be perfectly independent if worried about Covid.
Happy New Year 2022.
The vines have been keeping us busy as we prepare for another harvest in 2022, probably our last. Book direct to receive a free bottle.
Taupō is the perfect summer destination for the whole family. Explore the epic Great Lake Trails by bike, or race down tracks of Craters Mountain Bike Park. For a more relaxed vacation approach, try your hand at fishing or even fly fishing! And if you want to keep learning and educating yourself about Māori Culture and the history of New Zealand, visit the Wairakei Terraces. Taupō is the perfect destination for you!
📷: Love Taupo
Just 90 min by car from our lodge is the mountainous ranges of Tongariro National Park. The Tongariro Crossing is open all year round and the perfect hike to do whilst in the Central North Island. New Zealand’s largest ski and snowboard area with over 65 trails is also located there – a perfect activity to plan for the winter.
And if you are more interested in Après Ski, check out New Zealand’s highest café, the Knoll Ridge Chalet.
📷: 100% Pure New Zealand Honey Limited
Wine and dine at the stunning Plateau or The Bistro for the absolute romantic dinner experience! Or stop by during the day to observe the play of the lake with a good cuppa or an afternoon pick me up.
📷: Love Taupo
The great Ngātoroirangi Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupo has been names as one of New Zealand’s most extraordinary contemporary Māori artworks. Protruding 14-metres above the deep water of Lake Taupō, artist Matahi Brightwell's carvings have become one of the North Island’s biggest must-see attractions.
Jump in a kayak or book a scenic boat tour and explore the detailed masterpiece yourself.
📷: Love Taupo
Come and explore a volcanic world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world!
Orakei Korako has the most active geysers in New Zealand. This is a unique part of NZ not to be missed!
📷: Love Taupo
Today marked the last day of spring. We are looking forward to summer and making some new acquaintances. Now in the traffic light system, with our region in zone 'red' we will be asking guests to have a vaccine pass.
A nos amis français je suis désolée que la frontière restera fermée pour encore plusieurs mois. Aujourd'hui marque le dernier jour du printemps.
Explore the sights that Huka Falls have to offer with a river boat cruise! Huka Falls River Cruise takes you along the Huka River, right up to the bottom of the falls themselves!
If you’re planning a trip to Taupō, be sure to add this to your itinerary.
📷: Huka Falls River Cruise
Our cosy living area is perfect for snuggling up after a day exploring the Taupō region.
Our studio provides a relaxing self-contained space for two – perfect for a few nights stay.
Bonjour and welcome to Rive Gauche Lodge! Only 10 minutes from Taupō’s town centre.
A place for you to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural scenery that surrounds us. 🍃🌲
Visit our website for more information: https://www.rivegauchetaupo.co.nz/
Our studio is currently open for self-contained stays with breakfast provided on request. Please check Covid-19 restrictions when booking.
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Another lovely spring day in Level 2.
Springtime is in full swing - such a lovely time of year. We can take guests from level 2 regions - fully vaccinated please.
La beauté du printemps dans le jardin et dans la vignes est toujours étonnante. Ça rafraîchit l'esprit.
New Zealand entered kockdown on 18 August We can still enjoy walks in our neighbourhood.
Le confinement a recommencé le 18 août pour le pays entier. Heureusement il y a de quoi faire chez nous et dans nos environs.
Tongariro National Park - a gorgeous day to visit. Great weather, fresh snow and no crowds - the mountain road was still closed today.
Only 1h 15 mins from Taupo.
From this to 🥂 Our 2021 pinot gris is eady to be picked up from our winemaker.
An interesting historic tour available until the end of September. Bookings essential.
Ces terraces, une des merveilles du monde, ont été détruites par l’éruption du Mont Tarawera en 1886. Retrouvées récemment sous la boue du lac elles y resteront ensevelies, mais on peut sortir en bateau découvrir le site.
Historic Pink & White Terraces Experience Waimangu Volcanic Valley
A glorious winter's day in Taupo, after a chilly start. Love Taupo 🤩
Une belle journée qui a commencé à -2°C pour finir à 11°C cet après-midi.
Beautiful native forest - one our favourite walks #centralplateaunz #rivegauchetaupo
Today's activity - a walk in our neighbourhood is always lovely at any time of the year.
Autumn colours are lingering due to mild weather conditions - perfect for outdoor activities: cycling, fishing, golf etc 🏌♀️🚵
L'autômne se prolonge dû aux températures qui sont élevées pour la saison 😀
Summer's come to an end but there's still adventure to be had: cycling, fishing, hiking etc. Our studio will be available through winter, and other options may be available on request. Call or email us to check.
Harvesting now complete for 2021 - a good result overall.
Un vendange réussi - la récolte était bonne, mais la quantité réduite.
March, a lovely time to walk the Tongariro Crossing. Staying a few days allows you to choose the best weather for the walk.
Le mois de mars, la saison parfaite pour faire cette randonnée de 19.4 km à travers le volcan Tongariro.
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