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Driving Directions to The Pillars Retreat

The Pillars Retreat Taupo is easily reached by road and we are a few minutes from Taupo Airport and township.

Please note: Some vehicle GPS systems seem to have trouble finding the Pillars Retreat while using our correct address. May we suggest you use under the “City identifier” the name “OPEPE” then our street address 7 Deborah¬† Rise.

OR follow these detailed directions:

Arriving from South - Wellington, Palmerston North, Turangi


Arriving from North - Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua

Take the By-Pass around Taupo to the roundabout turnoff on State Highway 5 - Thermal Explorer Highway for Napier.

Carry along State Highway 5 for approx 4km and on your right is Caroline Drive/ Bonshaw Park.

Turn in here and look for first turn on your left which is Deborah Rise.

We are 150 metres along on the right.

Arriving from Napier

Take State Highway 5 - Thermal Explorer Highway from Napier.

4Km before the Taupo By- Pass turn left into Caroline Drive/ Bonshaw Park.

Look for Deborah Rise on your left, turn in here and we are 150 metres along on right.

Our luxury Taupo Accommodation provides 4 luxuriously appointed ensuite guest rooms, with a huge range of facilities including free WiFi Internet, free secure off-street parking, tennis court, swimming pool and much more. Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Small Hotel in New Zealand and the #2 Small Hotel in the World, The Pillars Retreat strives to offer excellence in all areas of service and accommodation. We look forward to having you stay!