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-38.681159,176.067061 or enter 14 Norman Smith Street Taupo
There are four main directions that you can arrive from:
From the north - Auckland - Hamilton - or Rotorua
Follow State Highway 1 southbound (or State Highway 5 if coming from Rotorua) to the intersection of SH1 and SH5 at a large round-about (traffic circle) at Wairakei (approximately 10km north of Taupo). Follow the signposts to Taupo - do not take the bypass. Continue on this road for approximately 8km (as you cross the flow-control bridge over the Waikato River you will observe the Watermark apartments on your right) to a round-about on the edge of Taupo township. Do a U-turn at this round-about, cross over the Waikato River bridge again and take your first left into Norman Smith Street. About 300m up Norman Smith Street you will find the Watermark Villas entrance on your left.
From the south - Wellington - Turangi
Follow State Highway 1 northbound through Turangi and up the eastern side of Lake Taupo. Approximately 10km from Taupo follow signs to Taupo - do not take the bypass and drive through the town itself, following the main road (which becomes 'Tongariro Street' as you drive through the town). Continue north past the Taupo Domain, Spa Road and Redoubt Street and cross the river. Take the first left into 'Norman Smith Street'. The Watermark Villas complex is on your left, about 300m up Norman Smith Street.
From the west - Waitomo - Mangakino
This scenic route takes you through some beautiful countryside and past the Waikato river. Follow sign posts to Taupo and after turning off State Highway 32 you will find yourself on 'Poihipi Road'. Follow Poihipi Road for approximately 30km but keep an eye out for the Acacia Bay turnoff as you approach Taupo township. Turn right into 'Acacia Bay Road' and then take the first left into 'Vaucluse Drive'. Do not turn off Vaucluse Drive (it becomes Woodward Street) and after 1km you will reach the intersection with Norman Smith Street and see the Watermark Villas entrance ahead of you.
From the east - Napier
Follow State Highway 5 until a major roundabout (intersection with State Highway 1) as you approach Taupo. Continue straight through (Napier-Taupo Road) until you reach Lake Terrace (right on the shores of Lake Taupo). Turn right and follow Lake Terrace through the centre of Taupo township. Continue north past the Taupo Domain, Spa Road and Redoubt Street and cross the river. Take the first left into 'Norman Smith Street'. The Watermark Villas complex is on your left, about 300m up Norman Smith Street.