Treetops is set just 10 minutes from the heart of Taupō, above Acacia Bay.

Treetops is also known as 'the tiny house of fantails' - named for the dozens of fantails that flit around the surrounding bush.

The 30m tiny house has been cleverly designed with adjoining living spaces and an expansive deck.

A kitchen, dining and lounge space make up the living area. The raised seating space faces east - and offers a sweeping view across Lake Taupō and to the Kaimanawa Ranges. The main bedroom has a queen bed and an opening door to the deck, ideal for enjoying the crisp morning air with a hot cuppa.

If you’re looking for an ‘alfresco’ touch, you can enjoy an outdoor shower by sliding the big glass doors open to the deck and the lake views. Listen to the dawn chorus of fantails, tuis, kereru, and bellbirds as they sing you awake. 

In the evening soak in the outdoor hot tub and take in the twilight views. And as darkness falls, light the outdoor fire (when fire restrictions allow) and enjoy a campfire classic - s'mores!

Staying here, above the treetops, is a memorable and relaxing indoor-outdoor experience. A chance to escape a busy life and soak up the peace and tranquillity.

FROM $385 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $50 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


119 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, Taupō 3385


Treetops is set just 10 minutes from central Taupō, near Acacia Bay.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You can park your vehicle off the road at the entrance of the property. Please note that you will need to walk up a bush path and a further set of stairs to get to the tiny house.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].


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  • eating and drinking

    Treetops is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the multifunction oven/microwave, slow cooker and electric hob provided in your kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    A quick 2-minute drive up Marpara Road (or walk the footpath), brings you to the iconic L'Arte Cafe for a coffee and a bite to eat. In the evening, a 2-minute drive down Mapara Road brings you to The Bay Bar and Brasserie offering a full dining menu plus wood fired pizza selection and a Bar and Tapas card.

    The heart of Taupō is a mere 10-minute drive, with plenty of dining options to choose from.

    The nearest store for stocking up on some foods and supplies is a convenience store, just at the bottom of the road. Supermarkets are 10-minutes away in Taupō.

  • things to do

    A stay at Treetops is a break from the world. Relax with the native birds and the peaceful lake views.

    If you simply want to kick back at the property, there's an outdoor hot tub, swinging hammock, and a selection of board games to play. The property also has short bush walks and a track down into the gully to discover the glow worm grotto at night. Recommended! It is also possible to walk directly down this gully, then a street, and finally concrete steps to the swimming beach of Acacia.

    Treetops is located close to the centre of Taupō. It's easy to pop out for the day to shop and indulge at the variety of restaurants on offer.

    You may want to try a few of the local bush walks, including Mt Tuahara (2-3 hour return) and the Huka Falls Track. There are also shorter local walks around Acacia Bay including the 20-minute Whakamoenga Point track at the end of Acacia Bay Road which has great views over the lake.

    Mountain biking is available at the W2K Kawakawa Bay or Waihaha Tracks. Tracks within 30 minutes of Treetops include the W2K, Matakana Bay, Huka Falls, and the trails at the Craters of the Moon mountain bike park.

    If you're feeling adventurous, try out bungee jumping at AJ Hackett Taupō Bungy and Swing. Afterwards, relax your nerves with a dip at Wairakei Terraces (adults only).

  • your host

    Your host at Treetops is Geoff Prestidge - and Panda the cat!

    Geoff has lived on this stunning property for 35 years. The peace and tranquillity is his favourite thing about living in this beautiful part of New Zealand. Geoff describes living in Acacia Bay as "feeling like you're on holiday every day".

    Geoff, a retired school teacher, has gone to a huge amount of effort to create Treetops. From clearing the grounds of shrubs to make way for the tiny house to the final landscape development - every stage has required careful thought and consideration. He's looking forward to sharing his creation with guests and is happy to give further local knowledge and advice on what else there is available to experience.

    You are very welcome to stay!

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