2023 THA winner, best waterfront apartment Waikato riverfront accommodation in Taupo
Riverside Apartment dining and living area with views over the Waikato river Riverside Apartment dining and living area with views over the Waikato river
Riverside Apartment's master bedroom waterfront views Riverside Apartment's beautiful views from master bedroom
Riverside Apartment, Watermark Villas, Taupo Riverside Apartment and Watermark Villas, Taupo
Pool available October holidays through to Easter Heated swimming pool Taupo NZ

Riverside apartment. Three-bedrooms, stunning water views No obligation booking request

Looking for a holiday home to rent in Taupo?

Riverside Apartment was the winner of the 2023 THA Oceania Travel and Hospitality Award for best waterfront apartment in the Waikato region. It has also been reviewed as one of the 'ten must-see New Zealand Airbnb spots' by the New Zealand Herald. Book directly with us for the best rates, guaranteed. Here's why we were reviewed so highly.

Watermark Villas apartment with panoramic riverfront views

Perhaps the first thing you will notice when you arrive at your Riverside Apartment are the amazing views. Floor-to-ceiling double glazing allows panoramic vistas of the wide, blue Waikato River passing below and across to the green open space of the domain. These views can be taken in from the kitchen, dining, living area, balcony and the master bedroom - they are truly spectacular.

Riverside Apartment - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Tell me more

Sleeps up to six people

Two queen sized beds are complimented by two single beds in the third bedroom. A portacot is also available. The master bedroom takes in the same magnificent view that the living and dining areas overlook. The living area is wonderfully arranged all on one level making living easy. Spacious, beautifully finished and furnished you'll feel at home immediately. Spread out, enjoy the space and relax so that you truly enjoy the view that the apartment offers over the river to the tree-lined domain. Kick back on the balcony to enjoy the late evening sun and enjoy the serenity that this tranquil riverfront apartment can offer.

Stunning water views and fully self-contained

Self catering, well-appointed kitchen and dining area

You can prepare meals in the fully appointed kitchen and savour a glass of wine while taking in the relaxing, views of the river gliding past the front of the apartment. The kitchen is fitted with oven, ceramic hob, range hood, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine and other small appliances. Or, a ten minute stroll finds you in the centre of Taupo township, with its many restaurants, bars, cafes, boutique art galleries and shops. Riverside Apartment is conveniently placed close to Taupo town but enjoys absolute tranquility, away from roads and noise.

Taupo and Lake Taupo - The Tongariro Alpine Crossing and much more

Found on the shore of Australasia's largest fresh water lake, Taupo is world famous as New Zealand's North Island playground. Adrenaline-pumping activities include bungy-jumping, jet boating, white water rafting and skydiving. If that's just a little too much excitement you can bike the lake trails, hike through native bush or explore the many cultural and historical sites in the area. Check out the many things to do including the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Home to a series of events (mostly in summer) the Taupo domain and amphitheatre is literally just across the river from our apartment - so you can open up the sliding doors and listen to concerts for free and from the comfort of the apartment! Check out our events page for more information on future concerts and we also have some Taupo kid-friendly activities that we can recommend.

The thermal wonderland that surrounds Taupo offers a glimpse into its fiery origin. Lake Taupo was predominantly created by a volcanic blast some 26,000 years ago - geysers, boiling mud pools and warm, geothermal hotpools are all within easy reach of Riverside Apartment.

Wind down in one of the town's many cafes, bars or restaurants - or indulge in perhaps the best view of all from the lounge of our apartment and plan what lies ahead for tomorrow.

Free Wifi, free Netflix and more.

Riverside Apartment has, in addition to the curved TV, free and unlimited wifi (a high-speed fibre connection).

A blue-tooth sound system is available for your listening pleasure.

Complimentary Netflix is also enabled for our guests.

Heated swimming pool onsite and free kayaks for our guests

The Watermark Villas complex has a heated swimming pool - heated from October (School Holidays) to April (Easter) available for use by our guests. Perfect for a relaxing daily swim and of course and the kids will love it. Please note that over the winter months the pool may not be available for swimming - please contact us to confirm availability if this is important. In addition to the pool, the apartment has two double kayaks free of charge, and for the exclusive use of our guests. They are ultra-stable 'sit-on' style for safety and with us being right by the river so easy to launch for a quick paddle, or try your luck at fishing in the lake. The kids will love them and we have provided two adult and two children's buoyancy vests.

Stay at Riverside Apartment

Your hosts are Linda and Greg, whose love for travel and their own experiences have led them to develop some of the best holiday accommodation experiences you'll find in Taupo. Whether you are a tourist on your first trip to this incredible region or a regular visitor they want to make your stay special and look forward to welcoming you to Riverside Apartment. Please contact us with your questions or make a booking request.

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