Rainbow Lodge

Rainbow Lodge


Hey guys! I just finished the video editing about the fireworks we had last night!
Hope you'll like it 😈
We love you Jess ❤🧡💜💙💚💛
Located in the center of the northern island of New Zealand, lies a supervolcano with the country's largest lake as it's crater. Not only is the Taupo area known for it's beautiful landscapes and exotic geological features,but also for the diverse community that flows in and out.
Many of the colorful characters traveling through the area end up in the relaxing and extremely hospitable hostel, Rainbow Lodge.
This village of cabins encapsulated in gorgeous gardens is the epicenter for countless creatives, intellectuals, world wanderers, and even the good ol misfits who just want to have fun.
Throughout the three months I've been in this country so far, I've grown thankful to find such extrodinary place for people from all over the globe to come and share experiences, skills, and (most importantly) time together.

Thank you friends,
Kerry christmas
For sale..Great for travelling around the country. Drives well.$1800. 0274579560
Just thought I would post this here for everyone to enjoy. Good luck on your travels Kat
Kia ora my lovely Rainbow lodge!!! I was working as a cleaner almost ten years ago and we started to make the wall in the cleaner-room a bit more colourful :9 How does it look today? Please upload some pictures! Oliver Kris ;)

Taupo's first hostel: comfortable, friendly and cost effective accommodation for backpackers and travelers alike.

Operating as usual


Happy Australia Day


Book Your Summer MTB Holiday


Last rainbow lodge boxing day river float

Photos from Rainbow Lodge's post 01/11/2021

Happy Halloweennnnnnn!!!


This guy was an inspIration not only a Paralympic gold medallist but travelling the world himself enjoying life while here walked the Tongariro crossing guided by @alivenz , skydived @taupotandemskydiving good luck in the final today. @gerry_400m


Great news :-)

There we have it ... for the first time since 2019 we have EVERY ski area in NZ OPEN!*

Well done for all the hard work around the country to make it happen, especially to all the Clubbies who have had it pretty tough. Get out there and support them ;-)

Check it out for yourself, https://www.snow.nz/area/nz/.

* actually, to be fair, we've yet to get Tukino on the site and they are currently closed mid-week. Damn, nearly a record! Oh ok, and Awakino! Next week maybe ...

Lake Taupō's nautical saga: Dreams, disasters, detours and a love story 08/07/2021

Lake Taupō's nautical saga: Dreams, disasters, detours and a love story

Lake Taupō's nautical saga: Dreams, disasters, detours and a love story On the water, Sue Hoffart finds a nautical saga that has it all.


Proud to wear pink today be kind to each other :-) “Speak up, stand together, stop bullying -kōrero Mai Kōrero atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora” www.pinkshirtday.org.Nz.

Photos from Rainbow Lodge's post 10/05/2021

So here they are Rainbowlodge new merchandise :-) don’t think America’s next top model needs to worry? :-) PM or email us [email protected] for prices and details if your interested and special discounts for any good stories/memories you have of working/staying at rainbow :-) @twenteesupplyco

Photos from Rainbow Lodge's post 09/05/2021

We have had an amazing week supporting local but tonight we celebrated at home! Sundays are always the best day for food!
Also a quick look at some of the other activities we have done this week . . . we do go outside some times!


It's Fridayyyyyyyy!! Hope you are all having the most amazing Froday just like we are! Today's support local choice is the gorgeous Mole & Chicken!


Happy Thursday! Today's local trip was a cheeky lunch at Taupo Social Club!
The sitting in coloured tops was accidental we swear!


Happy Wednesday!!
Our third stop on the Rainbow supports local tour is of course our favourite Mexican place Tejanos!!!

Photos from Rainbow Lodge's post 04/05/2021

Where else would be on a Tuesday on our Rainbow supports locals week . . . we love a pub quiz!!

Photos from Rainbow Lodge's post 03/05/2021

This week is our Rainbow supports local week! It's been a crazy year and we just want to share how much love we have for our Taupo friends. So cheers Happy Monday to our friends at the Deck! We may need to work on our pool skills


New T-shirts and hoodies nearly here :-)

Photos from Rainbow Lodge's post 21/03/2021

Happy Sunday!!


Pot Luck Sundays are always a solid favourite at Rainbow!


Hostel turns 36 today happy birthday to us and thank you to everyone who has made it so special :-)


Great news well done

💥 Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand & IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand Postponed to 27 March 2021 💥

Kia ora team, over the past 72 hours, our team have lived up to the IRONMAN mantra of ‘Anything is Possible’ and we are delighted to share some good news with you today.

Thanks to the unwavering support we have received from Taupō District Council, Tuwharetoa, our suppliers, stakeholders, volunteers and the local Taupō community we are very excited to confirm that Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand and IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand will be postponed to Saturday 27 March 2021.

All currently registered athletes will have their race registration automatically moved to this new 2021 date. If you can still take part with us on Saturday 27 March 2021 you won't need to do anything further.

If this new date doesn’t suit you, please contact us at [email protected] on or before Tuesday 9 March 2021.

Please note, the event taking place on this new date is still subject to any Government Covid-19 restrictions that may be in place at the time.

Postponing an event of this scale does not happen easily, and because of this we have had to focus on the most important operational elements of the event - the swim, bike and run. Because of this, you should expect the event and schedule to look a little different, however, we are continuing to work hard to ensure your race day experience is the best possible given the circumstances.

At this stage the following side events will not be taking place; Women For Tri breakfast, IRONMAN Welcome Function, the Kids Run and the Awards and World Championship Roll Down ceremonies. Roll-down will still happen through an online process following the event.

We will send further information regarding these changes directly and any schedule changes to registered athletes in the coming days.

Anyone who has purchased tickets to the Welcome Function or Kids Run will be contacted directly.

We know the next three weeks may be challenging to get your brain and body back into the flow of training, but hopefully, for some of you, this extended training time will be welcomed!

Finally, we have been overwhelmed by the ongoing support our team has received from the IRONMAN community and we can't wait to see you on Saturday 27 March! 🥳


They’re back!!! return of the cheesy muffins for smoko

Photo Competition, Hiking 13/02/2021

Photo Competition, Hiking

Photo Competition, Hiking


Great effort Garth and team

The Blue Duck Project has meant that we have been able to increase the Whio population by 900 percent over the last 10 years. Cheers to everyone who has helped create moments like this


Because how else do you spend a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon . . . RAINBOW SPORTS DAY!!!


Sunday's are for food!



Lauren and Briar get their adrenaline pumping on a weekend getaway in Taupo with


The pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow 🌈


Dinner at the Lake

🙌 Join us for 8 Thursday’s of family fun!


🎷 Live Music
🍽 A huge variety of streetfood
🍻 Local Craft Beer & Wine
🪁 Kids Entertainment
🌞 8 Beautiful Sunsets

📍Northcroft Reserve
⏰ Thursday’s 4-8pm
📆 17th Dec, 24th Dec, 31st Dec, 7th Jan, 14th Jan, 21st Jan, 28th Jan, 4th Feb


A little bit of rain couldn't stop our BBQ!


Another day, another garden 🌱🍓


The only way to get through hump day is through mounds of food!

lovetaupo.com 08/11/2020

A guide to hot pools in Taupo

lovetaupo.com Locals have long enjoyed the geothermal wonders of Taupo, from gentle geothermal walkways to overnight hikes throughout majestic volcanic landscapes, but the real gem is experiencing Taupo's volcanic energy by soaking in its warm healing waters at one of the geothermal hot pools.


Tonights dinner, straight from the Rainbow garden 🌈🌱🌱


Bonfire Night 2020!

Happy Bonfire Night!!

nzherald.co.nz 08/10/2020

Doctors said he would be in a wheelchair forever: How Freddy is defying the odds

What a little legend

nzherald.co.nz Have you half an hour to spare for child's physio? Mother asks Taupō community for help.

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Bonfire Night 2020!
Good effort team well done 🙂




99 Titiraupenga Street

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 10pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 10pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 10pm
Thursday 8:30am - 10pm
Friday 8:30am - 10pm
Saturday 8:30am - 10pm
Sunday 8:30am - 10pm

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