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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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  • Lake Taupo is such a large lake it's hard to enjoy it all. However the walk along the shore, a spot of one whole golf or just out of town there is a great view point to overlook the city and part of t...  more »
  • The view if the mountains across the lake is so beautiful, though the snow makes the temperatures a bit crisp. Taupo has big variety of restaurants for all budgets. I would recommend the Lakehouse for...  more »
  • Very nice spot to visit. The lake is excellent and there are many things to do around the area. I would recommend staying in Lake Taupo for a couple of days to just wind down, or to do one of the many...  more »