Acacia Heights Gardens

Acacia Heights Gardens


We recently finished the renovation of our studio unit. It is now lovely and fresh ready for summer. Suits families with the main room sleeping four, plus a kitchenette and bathroom and outdoor covered patio with dining seating and a private spa pool.

Gorgeous boutique lodge in a garden setting overlooking Lake Taupo. Escape to this idyllic retreat, be pampered and refreshed.

Operating as usual

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 14/10/2021

Our garden is looking wonderful in all its spring lushness. My favourites are the daffodils but the azaleas, rhododendrons, kowhai, flowering cherries and lavender are just magnificent too.


Our garden is looking beautiful in all its spring grandeur.

#lovetaupo #taupogardens

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 29/09/2021

For our guests' use we have just installed a 16 Amp Schneider electric vehicle charger at Acacia Heights Gardens.


Lake Taupo looks primeval this morning covered with a layer of fog with the steam plumes rising from the geothermal fields.

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 09/08/2021

Ten days ago Jayden, Harriet, Sandra and Laura stayed with us from Thursday through to Sunday. They came to us from Whangarei and Auckland. They booked all the rooms in our Lodge and loved the peace and quiet and soaking in the spa pool. But they also enjoyed going for walks and visiting Mt Ruapehu about 90 minutes south of us.

Why not book the guest wing through our website... You effectively get three rooms for the price of two and get a free bottle of wine (or chocolates, depending on your preference).
#lovetaupo #tauponz #taupoaccommodation #mtruapehu


Anita and Peter stayed with us last week. Anita lives and works in Auckland and Peter runs his concrete crushing and screening business in Wellington. It was Anita's birthday on Friday 2 July so they celebrated her birthday while they were here. But what made their time with us even more special was they got engaged! They are now planning on having their wedding here at our place. We can accommodate 10 people - four in our Cherry Tree Cottage and six in the main Lodge.

We created a flat pad as a wedding marquee site in March last year with a wonderful view of Lake Taupo and Mt Tauhara.

Come and check us out. It's a quiet spot to have a romantic getaway, a great place to get engaged and a wonderful place for a wedding.

#lovetaupō #taupowedding #taupōaccommodation


Snow fell at our place this week, a sign that Whakapapa and Turoa skifields on Mt Ruapehu are ready for winter fun.

Why not stay with us? We have two spa pools to relax in after a day on the skifield.

#skiruapehu #lovetaupo #mtruapehu #nzski

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 02/07/2021

We are always working to improve the experience for our guests. Over the last eighteen months we have:
- double-glazed the cottage and guest rooms on the south side of the house - painted the outside of the house and front deck
- added on a double garage with plenty of internal storage
- installed a new toilet upstairs and reconfigured our office space
- installed a new bathroom downstairs
- built a new deck from the master bedroom
- built firewood storage under the new deck
- built a pergola on the south side of the house to support wisteria
- paved the guest entrance and improved disabled access
- installed outside lighting up our driveway and around the garden
#accommodationtaupo #lovetaupo #lodgetaupo #luxuryaccommodationtaupo

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 02/07/2021

Snow is rare in Taupo, especially in Acacia Bay where we live. But there is now plenty of snow for the skifields on Mt Ruapehu.

It was a treat to have snow falling at home this week, even though it did not stay long.

#lovetaupo #mtruapehu #skiruapehu


Yesterday morning from our front deck. The old saying 'red in the morning is the shepherd's warning' was certainly true yesterday. Rain pelted down most of the day.

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 19/06/2021

Sunrise this morning from our front deck. The sun is rising in the northeast... So much for rising in the east!

"Red in the morning is the shepherd's warning," was certainly proven true today. Only a couple of hours after sunrise, it was raining heavily...


Wonderful time lapse sequence of last night's Lunar Eclipse from Instagram.

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 27/05/2021

We captured these images of the Lunar Eclipse while in our hot tub last night. On a clear night like Wednesday Taupo is a wonderful place for looking at the stars


This lovely image appeared on Instagram yesterday. I don't know who took it but it sums up so many things about Taupo.

Taupo Image Library 26/05/2021

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We received news today that we have won this award again. It places us in the top 10% of hotels world-wide.


Just before sunrise from the front deck this morning.


We hosted this lovely group from Auckland recently. They booked out the whole of the Lodge.

From left, clockwise are Chris, Kate, James, Shae, Anais and Mattias. It was a joy for us seeing them luxuriating in the hot tub, chilling in the gazebo and enjoying the view of Lake Taupo, Mt Tauhara and farmland.


We are part of the Taupo Sustainable Business Network. The meeting this month was held at Cosy Corner cafe. It was inspiring to hear Camilla talk about what she is doing in the cafe to live sustainably and contribute positively to the community.
#cosycorner #lovetaupo #taupocafes

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 03/03/2021

It is such a pleasure sitting out on our deck looking across to Taupo town and Lake Taupo.

So we have just finished repairing and painting the deck. Heather and I did all the work ourselves.

It was hard work, but we are pleased with the result.

We hope you will be too!


Taupo and Mt Tauhara were golden tonight. It is a scene that could be from the Mediterranean.


Lynden Over and Chris Jones in the workshop at Lava Glass.

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 19/02/2021

The Huka Falls are like the 'plug hole' of Lake Taupo. The 200,000 litres of water per second cascading over the falls become the Waikato River, New Zealand's longest.
#hukafalls #lovetaupo #waikatoriver


At the Vine restaurant in Taupo.


One of our favourite restaurants in Taupo is the Vine, where we went for dinner last night with our friends Jean and Molly Dehn.

#thevine #lovetaupo #laketaupo


On the Ernest Kemp boat cruise by the Maori Rock carvings yesterday.
#ernestkemp #lovetaupo


I couldn't resist posting this photo from Instagram. It is so quintessentially Kiwi...

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 16/02/2021

It's a wonderful time of year for bird life. At the moment the quails and their chicks are centre stage.


Mt Tauhara and Lake Taupo from Acacia Heights Gardens.Lodge


Acacia Heights Gardens. Rest, relax and spoil yourself. Enjoy the panoramic view of Lake Taupo, Mt Tauhara, Taupo town, bush and farmland.

#lovetaupo #taupoaccommodation #taupolodge
#relaxtaupo #tauporelaxation

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 19/01/2021

Time to relax and enjoy our panoramic view of Lake Taupo, Taupo town, Mt Tauhara, bush and surrounding farmland.

#lovetaupo #taupoaccommodation #taupolodge #tauhara


The Tawhai Falls and Gollum's Pool.

#tongarironationalpark #whakapapavillage #nationalparknz

Photos from Acacia Heights Gardens's post 17/01/2021

There are numerous short walks in the Tongariro National Park.

Here are some photos of the 15 minute walk to the Tawhai Falls (and Gollum's Pool).



The view from the Knoll Ridge Chalet looking north.
#mtruapehu #pinnaclesrestaurant #lovetaupo


Heather enjoying her birthday lunch at the Pinnacles Restaurant on Mt Ruapehu.

#pinnaclesrestaurant #mtruapehu #skywaka #skywakagondola

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Heather's green fingers at work
New pumice being dumped on the site.
Digger at work
Flattening the marquee site



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