Taupo, New Zealand
Set on the lakefront of Lake Taupo, The Reef Resort is a welcome place to stay while hiking the Te Araroa trail through Tongariro National Park. Guest rooms are clean and modern, and most come with breathtaking views of the lake or surrounding mountains. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and hot tub filled with naturally heated geothermal water. The staff is super friendly and helpful and will make you feel most welcome.