After three years and significant investment, the refurbishment programme at Lake Edge Resort was completed in late 2009 and the results are stunning! Lake Edge Resort is a world class timeshare resort complex, set in an attractive and timeless Mediterranean style of architecture, on the tranquil north facing shores of Lake Taupo, 3.5 kilometres from Taupo township. Your apartment is your holiday home with two bedrooms and three bathrooms, a full kitchen, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, widescreen LCD TV, DVD, stereo, luxurious lounge suite with double sofa bed, and a full dining table. Everything is provided except for your food and drinks!
All apartments feature two balconies or patios - one off the master bedroom for simply soaking up the sun, the other off the lounge room features an outdoor setting and a modern broiler/barbeque, so you can dine alfresco in the comfort of your own ‘home'. The internal furnishings are superb and there is plenty of room to relax and unwind in these modern, luxurious spaces.
The Resort offers a range of activities to enjoy at your leisure, so you can feel free to be as active or relaxed as you desire. Resort facilities include heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor spas, sauna, barbeques, a games room with table tennis and pool tables, a library with games and internet, plus bikes and kayaks.
Taupo serves as a great place to shake off city tensions, relax, fish, sight-see, or just cruise around in a boat. A popular destination, it is New Zealand's largest lake and is near skiing areas. In and around Taupo, visitors will find snow and water skiing, fishing, forest walks, hunting, boating, golf, hot pools, lawn bowling, and geysers.
There is no doubt that Lake Taupo boasts some of the most beautiful rivers and streams in the world. Rainbow and Brown Trout fishing is exceptional, an experience seldom matched anywhere else. Guided trips and charters can be easily arranged for personal tuition or for a large group. By helicopter, boat, or Quad bike, a once in a lifetime moment awaits you!
The Taupo area offers many exciting adventure experiences. Try gliding, tandem sky diving, rafting, kayaking, sailing, off-road 4-wheel driving, mountain biking, snow boarding or skiing, abseiling, bungy jumping, a rope assault course, rock climbing, jet boating, parasailing, water skiing, horseback riding, to name a few.
Taupo is also at the centre of New Zealand's volcanic plateau and the site of some amazing geo-thermal wonders. The area contains numerous parks where you can wander among geysers, mud pools, and colourful pink and white terraces formed by the silica in the thermal water.
The Craters Of The Moon Thermal Walk is a must, as are the Waitomo Caves, famous for black water rafting and glow worms. Tongariro National Park, a World Heritage Park, is home to three volcanoes and many beautiful hikes, including the Tongariro Crossing, one of the most spectacular one-day hikes in New Zealand.
Hawkes Bay is famous for its wine as well as the art deco architecture of Napier and several beautiful beaches. Rotorua is New Zealand's version of Yellowstone, with active geysers, mud pools, mineral spas and an insight into the fascinating Maori culture.
Whakatane is where you can take a boat out to the active volcano on White Island, charter a fishing boat for the day, or enjoy swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Ohope Beach.
If you like to sail, feel the history of a genuine 1920's 50 foot ocean going yacht, a beautifully crafted wooden masterpiece once owned by Errol Flynn and now sailed in the 21st century by experienced skipper.
Golfers can choose from the world-renowned Wairakei International Golf Club, Taupo Golf Club, Centennial or Tauhara Golf courses - all a short drive from the township of Taupo.
One of the finest wine cellars in New Zealand is Taupo's own 'Scenic Cellars' and the Wishart Winery is less than a 5 minute drive from town.
Taupo Hot Springs and Spa offers a truly unique experience. Enjoy a massage or facial, or bathe in the natural hot mineral pools. There are also natural pools at Spa Park on the Waikato River.
The town itself is relaxed and friendly, the range of local shops plus the national brand stores mixed with boutique specialty shops make it an experience in itself and offering a wide range of restaurants, both outdoor and indoor cafes, art galleries and shops.
Lake Edge Resort and Taupo are the perfect combination for a holiday full of non-stop adventure, new experiences and indulgent pleasures - all from the comfort of an award winning resort that has been given a make-over a Hollywood star would be proud of!