VU Thermal Lodge

VU Thermal Lodge


Highly recommend this place for a Taupo stay. My husband and I stayed for 6 nights in July and were super impressed by the cleanliness, facilities (especially the thermal spa) and the lovely hotel manager who was always so friendly, calling me by my name. We will definitely stay here for future Taupo visits!
Most amazing place outside, wonderful hosts and so so refreshing to stay somewhere you know you are valued as "holiday makers" and "tourists"

Couldn't ask for better :3
Thank you VU Thermal Lodge for having us :D
Lovely place, great hosts! Thank you for your help! We've made it back into the South Island and nearly home! Thanks again!

Hey! Want a nice place to stay on your holiday? VU Thermal Lodge is where you’ll want to be. Check out our stunning thermal pools and fantastic views!

Operating as usual


Physically fit and can work on weekends, must have your own transportation


When the sun is setting down, where are you?


Spring Special $10 Off on all available rates
Code: SSR10


Under Renovation, bookings open from 14 October 2021, see ya then


Rainbow is out there, right across the park!

Rainbow is out there, right across the park!


Must work on most Sundays, fit for room cleaning and spa cleaning


In room private mineral hot tub! A most wanted soak during your stay!

In room private mineral hot tub! A most wanted soak during your stay!


Direct Deal Special $299 for two 1 room only tonight! ((Super King suite with private thermal water spa was $328))


Look! Natural mineral water coming out from under ground of average temperature 55°C; Engage its healing power here!


Nice catch!!


VU Thermal Lodge's cover photo


VU Thermal Lodge's cover photo


Thermal Spa, a perfect solution to unwind stress during lockdown... no lies!


Who is the painter?
Geothermal water is!


Matching colour from here and there… 🥰


Make over … dull to delightful!
Communal thermal pools ~~ 37--42 C degrees Celsius (or 98-108 F).


Totally Mosaic tiled, splendid new look ~~ our geothermally heated pool now OPENS!


Snow on mountains
Spring on Kowhai trees
Loving Taupo's complex


A happy guest (who is a pilot) takes off after a soak in the thermal water 🤗🤗(sort of, actually having breakfast this time)😜😜


Waves on the lake, warmth in this thermal water surrounded by these colourful mosaic deco!💕😋💕


…… Try this private thermal pool in your room!🥰🥰🥰


Green in Winter? Yes.


Follow the hot flow, yes!
It only takes half an hour to fill such a big pool!


We are not affected, safe and sound.


It is all good here!


Smoky lake, frosty lawn, sub zero night indeed


Real Winter chill would not stop real geothermal flow ... thanks mother nature!


Windy day, colder night, better soak in a private thermal water tub


70cm deep, 210cm wide hot tub, conents 1800L geothermal water full of natural minerals …… yum!😍😍


Turn a cold night to a warm evening? Have a mineral soak! A new look of our hot tub.😊✨💕


Sweater weather is here🍁😻💓


Feeling the autumn breeze 🍂🌬


Blue skies and sweet vibes☁️💞


Well you don’t see this everyday🤭😆🏠


Appreciating nature🍃💫 #taupo

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Look!  Natural mineral water coming out from under ground of average temperature 55°C;  Engage its healing power here!




No.2 Taharepa Road

General information

We are called 'VU' as it stands for the amazing 'views' you see at our motel. Fully refurbished in November 2016. Proudly located by the lakefront -- one of the best spots in Taupo Staying in VU Thermal Lodge, there are two things you would not forget: 1. The view of the lake and mountains Walking on our massive terraced deck, you will discover that this is a perfect perspective of the lake; sitting down and enjoying the breathtaking sight upon your eyes: the changing colors of the great lake, magnificent snowy mountains, drifting long clouds and unique sunsets created by our beautiful mother nature... your experience would be unforgettable. 2. Natural mineral baths We have a natural thermal bore beneath the property 25 meters down, its average temperature is 72-135 degrees. All guests can enjoy thermal baths either in-room private pools or in a communal bath house , it's free of charge! Great deal compared to other thermal pool entry fees. One different thing about our communal pool is how the set temperatures are stable. We use a thermal-stack instead of keeping check of the water constantly. The thermal-stack automatically adjusts the heat in the pools to ensure that your experience is suitable for you. Thermal water operates twice a day, 7.30am -- 9.30am and 4.00pm -- 11.00pm. *The temperatures of the pools are 37-39°C and 40-42°C Don't forget to bring two things with you before you come for your stay: A camera and swimming gear. An outdoor pool with fresh water is heated Geo-thermally and regularly serviced by pool specialists, it's around 25 degrees, which is nice and warm in all seasons (during mineral water hours, the swimming pool would be ideally warmer). Having a nice dip in the pool after after a long drive or hiking is definitely relaxing and enjoyable. Recent changes made to our facility are made to enhance the comfort in our service, which includes: Electronic code locks that secure the safety of the rooms and save the risks of losing keys Flat screen TVs, 55 inch and 65 inch of high quality channels *We don't provide SKY channels. If this is your main concern, please look for other options. Air-conditioners installed in all rooms (hot and cold) Super King sized beds with latex toppings in all family rooms Soft close toilets in all rooms Shower rails in all bathrooms LED lighting in all rooms LED outdoor lighting Order & Delivery a bouquet of flowers to your room is available on request Customized LED signage can be arranged on your request, sending a love message or celebrating a special day will be a highlight during your stay Total Rooms: 17 (10 rooms have private mineral pools) Are you ready to take your pleasurable vacation to the next level?

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 8:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 8:30pm
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