The Point Villas, Taupo

With two spacious villas perched on the shores of Lake Taupo – New Zealand’s largest lake in the heart of North Island – the Point Villas is the ideal choice for a peaceful and private escape.

Before the Point Villas was built in 2002, Lake Taupo was a largely inaccessible holiday haven. Today anyone can enjoy the region’s natural charms from the comfort of two handsome villas that overlook the lake’s dazzling waters. The two self-catering villas, called Tatamoana and Ngahere, are set within 58 acres of native bush land overlooking Lake Taupo’s Mine Bay.

Each is beautifully furnished with classic oak furniture, local artwork and leather lounge suites, whilst large windows let in plenty of natural light. From the private terrace – which comes with its own Magna solar heated pool – guests can drink in fabulous views of the lake and mountains beyond. Thanks to its location on the lake and the surrounding bush, there is plenty to keep busy in and around the property. You can go kayaking and swimming in the lake, explore caves, play tennis or croquet, go for long hikes or follow scenic cycling routes. Venture to the north-west side of the lake to find fascinating Māori rock carvings on the cliffs of Mine Bay. The buzzing town of Taupo is just a 10 minute drive away, and is filled with natural attractions as well as museums and galleries. 

The Point Villas, at a glance

  • A luxurious and exclusive property located on the shores of Lake Taupo
  • Two villas with oak furniture, leather lounge suites and original local artwork, outdoor pool and barbeque
  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry  
  • Open gas fireplaces and heat pumps in the winter
  • Helipad for helicopter access
  • Enclosed by native bush and facing Lake Taupo’s Mine Bay For leisure and pleasure
  • Facilities for outdoor games including two floodlit tennis courts, croquet lawn, kayaking and petanque pit
  • Private beaches
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Lake-edge rocks ideal for fly fishing
  • Bush trails
  • Only 10 minutes’ drive away from the town of Taupo 
  • I can’t book a flight without Heidi, she’s on my speed dial.

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    Poppy Delevingne - model and Chanel Ambassador & speaking to the Telegraph