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Lake Taupo, North Island

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Lying in a caldera created thousands of years ago by a massive volcanic eruption, today Lake Taupo draws visitors with its wealth of sightseeing and recreational opportunities. The scenic lake ranks as New Zealand's largest by surface area, measuring 616 sq km (238 sq mi); naturally, there's plenty of room for water skiing, sailing, kayaking, and more. View the Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay from the water, or explore the shore along hiking and mountain bike trails next to the lake. For added excitement, look into skydiving or white-water rafting; alternatively, slow down the pace with a fishing trip or a dip into a natural thermal pool. The range of activities and onsite amenities ensure lots of fun for visitors of all ages. Our Taupo trip generator makes visiting Lake Taupo and other Taupo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Freedom camp for all and sundry. One Long drop toilet which is easily accessible. Stayed one night in beach front in our campervan. Lovely spot apart from the sand flies. Lots of over nighters from te...  more »
  • Hello all the readers, If your travelling to NZ in any time of the year this is one place that can make you feel out of the world. I was there last winters just for a small stop over after coming back...  more »
  • Lake Taupo is a magnificent volcanic lake with lovely stretches to walk along and take in the wildlife. If you bury your feet in the sand adjacent to the Mobile petrol station you can feel the heat co...  more »
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  • Such a great place. Incredible view, great restaurants around the place and a lot of activities to do.
  • Taupo is one of the best places I have been to in NZ for compactness of town & attractions. This is my 8th time from the UK. Lakeside and shops excellent, wish I could retire here..
  • Wonderful lake
  • The largest lake in NZ. Perfect place to camp and water sports
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