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Minarapa Lodge
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Minarapa Lodge


We welcome you along a wonderful tree-lined drive to enter the peace and tranquility of our rural retreat.  

Located just 10-12 minutes drive (14kms) from Taupo, Minarapa Lodge is set on 11 acres of beautiful and tranquil park-like grounds.  Here you can wander at your leisure among the colourful tree- sheltered gardens featuring roses, rhododendrons, camellias and a wide variety of perennials, or choose a secluded spot in which to sit and enjoy the birds’ chorus.   The more actively inclined can stroll down the garden path past the stream to view our friendly sheep and cattle and contemplate our large pond with its waterlilies and bird life. Take your adventure a little further and experience our swing bridge over the pond.

We are always undergoing works around the garden and house to make way for our new and exciting venture as a wedding/function venue – Taupo’s  latest location.  We have many gorgeous spots in the garden that would make ideal backdrops for photos.  The tennis court, billiard room and expansive grounds would suit a variety of functions.

We can also take care of your catering needs with our purpose built kitchen which can cater for your guests while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  Shaun is a fully qualified chef and together with Pep they successfully ran a top Taupo restaurant for many years before selling it to start a family.

We can also provide accommodation for up to 4 guests in our 2 newly renovated guest rooms. Both rooms are located upstairs in the main house in a private guest wing, and offer tranquil vistas of the grounds and surrounding countryside. The high chapel ceilings add an extra dimension of space. Check us out on Trip Advisor for our 5 star rating reviews.

Minarapa Lodge is perfectly suited for your intimate wedding in our covered wrap-around verandah with outdoor fireplaces, or your larger marquee wedding on the tennis court.

We would be very excited to be able to help you with your special day and will do all that we can to help you make your wedding day as stress free as possible! 

Minarapa Lodge is your one-stop location for the ceremony, reception and photos.  Let us take care of you and your guests.

Contact Details

Contact:  Pep and Shaun Bragg

A: 620 Oruanui Road, RD4, Taupo

P: Ph (07) 3781931 or 021 76 9578


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