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Explorer Houseboat


For a unique place to stay the Explorer is as close to the water you can get!

The explorer is a houseboat situated at the Taupo marina only 2/3 minutes from the shops and restaurants yet very quiet and tranquil. The houseboat is warm and comfortable, with beautiful furnishings and linen. The kitchen has all amenities and there is also a gas barbecue on the back deck. Sky tv is installed and a DVD player and movies are included for your convenience. Access the upper deck and enjoy a breathtaking outdoor area, with chairs, beanbags and a table.


Maureen and Karl Christensen


The Marina

69 Redoubt Road


Contact details

Phone: +64
Mobile: +64 (0) 21 501779

Email: kunekarl@gmail.com

Web: www.taupoexplorer.co.nz

Fishing waters

Many streams, rivers and lakes are within an hours drive including:

Waitahanui Stream

Hinemaiaia River

Tauranga-Taupo River

Tongariro River

Lake Otamangakau

Lake Rotoaira (special licence required to fish this lake)

Lake Taupo

Hinemaiaia (Hatepe)

Waimarino River

Lake Taupo streams


The Explorer is located at the Marina in Taupo with parkin immediatelly in front of the boat.

For detailed directions see>>>


The houseboat is 12 metres long, fully self contained and comfortably sleeps 6 people. It has:

  • Three double beds with all linen supplied
  • Comfortable lounge and dining area
  • Fully equiped galley (kitchen)
  • Bathrrom with shower, vanity and toilet
  • BBQ
  • Spacious deck with confortable chairs and table

There are also



The following are also available for guest usage

  • 200 litres of water and 20 litres drinking water
  • Sceptic tank
  • 2 oil heaters
  • Lifejackets

"Wow what an amazing unique place to stay on the water. I just love it. Lovely linen and comfortable beds, Sky tv and just a stroll to town ,shops and restaurants. A lovely spot to feed the ducks and watch the other boats on the river. I'll be back. Thanks Karl and Maureen": Karen

"We had a lovely stay on the houseboat! Maureen & Karl have done a great job of outfitting the boat with all requirements. The location is great, feeding the trout was fun and we enjoyed lovely sunset views. Clean, organised and have already recommended to friends!" Faranza and Wayne

See more testimonials>>>

Local attractions and activities

Taupo has a great many activities to offer the non-fishing members of the party including:

  • River rafting
  • Taupo Bungy
  • Sky diving
  • Natural hot mineral pools

See more of what Taupo offers>>>

Indicative tariff and canellation policy

Rate NZ$180 per night 1-2 People ($50 per each extra person)

Note there is a minimum of two nights per stay. There is also a cleaning charge per stay of NZ$80.

A deposit of 50% is required to secure your booking.

A minimum of 14 days notice prior to your arrival,your deposit will be refunded to you less 10%. Should cancellation take place within 7 days of your arrival date, your deposit is non refundable.

Should you cancel within two days of your booking, the full fee is payable.

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