DIRECTIONS

From the North

As you approach Taupo from the north (Auckland or Rotorua) you arrive at a large roundabout. If you are coming from Auckland, you will take the third exit off this roundabout (exit 1 is the Rotorua road, exit 2 is the continuation of State Highway 1). If you are coming from Rotorua you will take the second exit. Very soon you will pass Wairakei Resort on your left, just past all the pipes carrying geothermal steam. A few minutes later you will come up a long hill and near the crest, there is a sign that says “Huka Falls and Scenic Lookout, Next left.” Stay on State Highway 1, but prepare to take the next right, which is marked “Acacia Bay and Kinloch.” Drive 300 metres/yards and turn left into Acacia Bay Road. After 1 kilometre (just over half a mile) you will come to a stop sign. Proceed straight ahead for another 4 kilometres (approx 2.5 miles) and you will arrive at the archway marking the entrance to Acacia Bay. About 400 metres/yards past the entrance, Acacia Bay Road will veer to the left. Do not veer left, go straight ahead onto Wakeman Road and then immediately, take a right turn onto Mapara Road. Our Lodge is about 200 metres/yards up Mapara Road on the right: a big stone place, #38. Phone 64-7-376-8555, or 64-21-728-875.

From the South

You will arrive at a large roundabout on the outskirts of Taupo. Take the first exit (left) and stay on this road all the way through town. At the north end of the main street you will come to another roundabout. Take the first exit (left). Cross the river, and take the first left, which is Norman Smith Drive. Norman Smith dead-ends into Acacia Bay Road. Turn left, and follow Acacia Bay Road until you come to the archway marking the entrance to Acacia Bay. About 400 metres/yards past the entrance, Acacia Bay Road will veer to the left. Do not veer left, go straight ahead onto Wakeman Road and then immediately, take a right turn onto Mapara Road. Our Lodge is about 200 metres/yards up Mapara Road on the right: a big stone place, #38. Phone 64-7-376-8555 , or 64-21-728-875 .

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