Want to Skip Queenstown these School Holidays?

Iconic Kiwi Hotel Hilton Lake Taupo has announced a Winter Getaway Package for North Islanders keen to skip the Queenstown crowds and embrace the luxe comforts of a local snowy getaway at Lake Taupo.

The ultimate way to embrace the season of snow and seriously chilly days, The Hilton Lake Taupo Winter Getaway Package is all about rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. With just two winter-themed rooms available, you’ll enjoy a bottle of red wine and chocolates on arrival, before indulging in two winter-warming cocktails at The Whisky Lounge at Bistro Lago.

Red wine and lamb shank meal in front of fireplace

Fires burn winter long at Bistro Lago, home to The Whisky Lounge - the perfect winter warmer. Launched in collaboration with The Glenlivet, the Whisky Lounge offers the world’s first edible cocktails, designed to challenge the traditional perception of whisky drinking and available for guests who purchase one of the new winter-warming cocktails. A truly unique experience, the new cocktail capsules by The Glenlivet NZ are available at only a few select venues across New Zealand and are characterised by fabulous tiny pearls spiked with Old Fashioned and Pineapple Punch Glenlivet cocktails.

Edible Whiskey Pearls

Take a journey to Speyside and enjoy Scottish whisky as you've never experienced before. With expertly designed cocktails by The Glenlivet and the Hotel bar team, you'll find yourself discovering the realms of whisky and the “Three F's” - fresh, fruity and floral. Whether you’re a whisky lover or a novice, there’s something on the list for everyone. And if you’re looking for a different drop, sink into a cosy lounge chair and peruse the extensive list of stunning local New Zealand and international wines, beers and spirits.

Outdoor Heated Pool

Come morning, rise and shine with the birds and enjoy breakfast for two accompanied by hot barista coffee, before taking a dip in the heated outdoor pool, which is heated to a balmy 32 degrees throughout the colder months.

Tracey Poole

Hotel Manager for Hilton Lake Taupo Tracey Poole said Taupo isn’t always top of mind with Kiwis looking for a winter destination.

“We are actually perfectly positioned for those heading to the mountains, plus we have an amazing, cosy atmosphere in Bistro Lago. Paired with our winter whisky lounge and getaway package and hot outdoor pool, we are a great alternative to Queenstown for North Island holidaymakers.”


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