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Dunrovin Garden

140 Heu Heu Street, Taupo.


Dunrovin Motel and Gardens was purchased by Josef and Donald in July 2018 as a new project.. No real gardens existed and the motel needed serious TLC. 18 months later Bamboo forests were removed, buildings painted and new gardens created, transforming the motel to be featured in the 2019 Taupo Garden walk.

An Antique and Collectable shop is also featured as part of the Motel and gardens.

Garden Size

Property size is 0 .5 Acre.

Other Facilities

Taupo has numerous activities to please all types of visitors, from a serene cruise on the lake to high-speed jetboats on the rapids of the Waikato River.

Skydiving or bungy jumping is available for thrill-seekers.

Numerous mountain bike tracks have been created in recent years through previously inaccessible areas; these offer spectacular views and are available for walkers to use.

Trout fishing is available through the district, on the lake and the inflowing rivers.


  • Accommodation
    Welcome to Dunrovin Motel, one of Taupo's original motels. Dunrovin offers clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodation for the discerning traveller, families and groups of friends. All rooms are self-contained, air-conditioned and feature LCD smart televisions, tea/coffee facilities and kitchenettes (some with full cooking facilities). Free Wi-Fi is also available for all guests. We have ample off-road parking and most units have a peaceful garden setting.
  • Price
    $5.00 pp 10% discount off any shop purchases.
  • Parking
    Limited onsite parking ample roadside parking
  • Wheelchair Access
    The section is flat and wheelchair friendly.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No dogs thank you.
  • Picnics
    No, we don't allow picnics in the garden.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes supervised.
  • Toilets?
    Yes, we have toilet facilities.
  • Seating
    Setting available.
  • Plants/Sales
    We have an antique shop and a vintage collectable shop side by side as part of the motel business.


140 Heu Heu Street, Taupo.

We are 700m from the town centre and 500m from Lake Taupo. If travelling from the north turn left at the traffic lights in the centre of town, into Heu Heu Street. If travelling from the south turn right at the traffic lights in the centre of town, into Heu Heu Street.