Sleeping

Taupo and Turangi have the widest range of accommodation, but the latter has more of a small-town vibe. In Taupo, campers can pitch a tent at Hipapatua but those in campervans should be wary of recent no-parking laws on the lakefront. There are plenty of hostels, motels, hotels and B&Bs, too. Turangi is a town of motels and charismatic fishing lodges, with some homely hostels as well.