A great choice for a stay in Taupo, Karaka Tree Motel is just 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the airport. The spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks.
Plusy: Nice quiet motelMinusy: Spa instructions were not available in the spa location. Happened to chance upon them in general information. Deck around spa was not secure.