Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, Taupo

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#2 of 7 in Golf in Waikato Region
18 hole championship golf course, located in the heart of the North Island and set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Lake Taupo region.

Also referred to as Wairakei International Golf Course.
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  • One of my special treats in the year is to play Wairakei International golf course. It is a lovely course to play. Challenging enough but with wide enough fairways for 20-30 handicappers to still enjo...  more »
  • One of nz's most picturesque courses. Excellent experience, friendly staff, great warm up area. The course itself , you get lost in the green , the birds , the quietness and the hole layouts are excel...  more »
  • One of NZ's finest golf courses, with stunning vistas and an animal sanctuary to boot. A fantastic morning golfing followed by a delicious lunch. Thanks!  more »

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As a resort town, Taupo offers a diversity of accommodations. Boutique, luxury, and spa hotels are easily found in the town center, while some of the more luxurious options are set farther out in secluded spots reachable by car or taxi. Backpacker hostels and rental apartments provide good options for those wanting to get up into the mountains, or out onto the lake to enjoy the activities.
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