Welcome to Sportsmans Lodge

Quiet, inexpensive riverside motel accommodation nestled in picturesque garden with fully equipped self-catering kitchen/dining room and Large shared lounge/games room with TV and pool table.

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Quiet, inexpensive riverside motel accommodation nestled in picturesque garden offering 9 refurbished, comfortable studio rooms with new beds and own ensuites.  Fully equipped self-catering kitchen/dining room with complimentary milk, tea, coffee.

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Welcome to Sportsmans Lodge.
Turangi’s Accommodation Gem, featured in Lonely Planet
and winner of Tripadvisor's 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
Travellers' Choice Award.
What's on offer at Sportsmans Lodge Turangi?


We welcome you to pop in and check out our accommodation. We will go out of our way to make your time at our Lodge homely, comfortable and the very best it can be.  We have mountain bikes to hire and EV charging.


Book our quiet, inexpensive riverside lodge style accommodation nestled in a picturesque garden.  Amenities include fully equipped self-catering kitchen/dining, shared lounge,
Electric Vehicle (EV) charger and free WiFi.

Attractions close by

Activities close by include: extensive tracks for trail running, hiking or mountain biking as well as river rafting, kayaking, boating and our world renowned fishing is second to none! Get in touch – we can organise them for you.

Perfect Location

Sportsmans Lodge is in the heart of New Zealand’s famous Central Plateau. Its mountains, lakes and rivers, walking and mountain bike tracks make this area an amazing outdoor playground. If you’re planning an extended stay in Turangi to soak up the outdoor action or simply be among some of New Zealand’s stunning scenery, then our motel, Sportsmans Lodge, is the ideal Turangi accommodation base for you.

It really is the hidden accommodation gem of the Lake Taupo District and Central Plateau with its unique and tranquil Kiwi-style character. It is an affordable, relaxed and convivial motel set in the most amazing gardens – the perfect place to stay while you are in Turangi.

Great Facilities

Sportsmans Lodge is the ideal accommodation choice for fly fishermen, fishing and walking groups, skiers, family and business groups or those individuals, couples or groups who want to chill out, meet new people or reunite with old friends. We are certainly able to accommodate group bookings while you are here in Turangi for all sorts of occasions such as: weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, conferences and special birthdays.

No need to use a booking agent.  Just get in touch with us directly so we can help you with your booking.

Award Winning Accommodation

Because Sportsmans Lodge has earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years, we’re pleased to announce that Sportsmans Lodge has qualified for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame which reflects the pleasant and comfortable stays our guests have had here.

It is a significant achievement to have been chosen as one of the Top 25 bargain motels in New Zealand.

Not only has Sportsmans Lodge won the Tripadvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence Award, we also feature in the most recent Publication of Lonely Planet New Zealand guidebook (19th Edition)

Thanks to the excellent feedback from guests who have stayed with us. It’s always great to see positive results from our attempts to offer the best place to stay in the Turangi (Taupo) area.

We always love getting great feedback and appreciate what we’ve received so far – if you’ve enjoyed your stay, let us know. If there is anything that would have made your stay even better, we’d love to hear about that too.


Friendly Hosts

Sportsmans Lodge owners, Juliet & Matt Alexander, look forward to meeting you sometime soon.

“We will do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and if you need a pointer in the right direction so you are ready to go when you get here, please get in touch.  We are here to help”.