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Wellington Region Kidney Society's

Taupo Holiday Home


TaupoHouseThe WRKS Holiday Home is an attractively appointed three-bedroom home in a suburban street on the eastern outskirts of Taupo. It sleeps up to eight people - the dialysis room with a single bed and a dialysis chair, the main bedroom with a double bed, and the third bedroom with three bunk beds and a double sofa bed in the lounge (and plenty of floor space for more!)

Other furniture includes lounge/dining suites, flatscreen TV's, Blu-Ray Players, central electric heating if necessary.

The kitchen is equipped with electric stove, refrigerator, jug, toaster and microwave. There is also a good supply of crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots, pans and other utensils supplied.

The bathroom has both bath and shower and is separate from the toilet. There is a washing machine and drier in the laundry as well as an outside clothesline.

The garage has electricity, lights, a table tennis table (bring balls!), and a gas barbeque.

Occupants must provide their own towels, flannels, sheets and pillow cases, tea towels  and cleaning cloths.


Taupo, an inland town 290 km from Auckland, four to five hours drive north from Wellington, a population of 13,000, sitting on the shores of Lake Taupo (the largest lake in New Zealand with an area of 620 square kilometres). Taupo is centrally located in New Zealand's Thermal area. The Wairakei and Geyser Valleys encompass extensive thermal activities - geysers, boiling cauldrons, steam vents and boiling mud pools. The lake is renowned for trout fishing, principally rainbow trout. Fishing equipment can be hired and short-term fishing licences can be obtained through the town's sports goods stores.

Numerous hotels and motels provide hot bathing pools of relaxing and exhilarating thermal waters.

Other attractions and facilities available in the Taupo area are sightseeing trips, boats, sailing, horseback riding, tramping, hunting trips, skiing, golf, tennis, shopping and numerous first class dining facilities.

The home logbook for visitors makes for very interesting reading and usually contains tips on restaurants, shops and activities to watch out for.


If you plan to use the haemodialysis machine, the Society now requires that you forward, to the Booking Officer, a statement signed by your Renal physician/nurse that you are trained and competent on the AK96. These letters expire annually. 

Dialysis is by use of a Gambro AK96 machine.

The following dialysis supplies are available:

  • Jug
  • Bucket and mop
  • Scales
  • Torch
  • Drip stand (in the first bedroom cupboard)

Patients are required to provide their own supplies for haemodialysis and C.A.P.D.

Sealed bags of dialysis rubbish MUST be taken to the Taupo Hospital for disposal. This is a standing arrangement for WRKS.

For your own safety, it is suggested that you bleach and rinse the machine before using. We do ask that you complete a full monthly machine service, leaving the machine rinsed with bleach and flushed with water before departure.

You will also be required to do a clean cart clean before use of the machine. Instructions for this are hanging from the machine and are also available on p. 108 in the manual provided.

If anything should happen to the machine while you are using it, ring the Nurse On Call at the Home Dialysis Training Unit through the Wellington Hospital on: 027 2448 611. Also please contact the Bookings Officer so the Technician can arrange to fix it before the next people come to stay if necessary.


Rental for Home Dialysis patients and their families is very moderate, so that all patients may afford a relaxing holiday in comfortable surroundings.

WRKS Members and

Non Member Charges

WRKS  Members

 Other WRKS Members/Societies


All rates include GST (as at 01/09/14).  

Charges per Night

$ 90.00

$ 95.00


Charges per Week




Please note additional charges for all of the following:

Dialysis only – No Stay, Per Session                                           $120.00

1 & 2 Nights Only – Administration Charge                                     $50.00

3+ nights- NO additional Administration Charge                                  $0

Note rates may change from those listed.

Special rates may be available on application.

Full payment of rental must be made on receipt of the invoice (usually sent at time of booking). If this is not paid within 7 days of the date of invoice, your booking will be cancelled. Contact the Booking Officer to come to some other arrangement should this not be suitable for you.

We regularly provide specials for our members. If you are interested in becoming a member (and no you don't' have to have kidney issues to apply) the annual membership is only $25. You'll then receive our email newsletters which have all our specials.

Go now to our contact page and call/email us for a membership form so you don't miss out!


There is a preferential system which operates.

  • WRKS members have preference when booking

.The WRKS holiday home can now also be found on: 

Enter WRKS into the seach field to find the WRKS Taupo Holiday Home.

Cancellation Policy

  A non-refundable fee of a $105 applies.

Full terms and conditions are supplied at time of confirmation of your booking.

For reservations or enquiries please contact us.

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