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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 a large lake surrounded by mountains, it is lovely to visit and tarry awhile. Plenty to do around the lake whether you are just passing through or staying a few days. Eating and drinking...  more »
  • My partner and I spent a weekend in Taupo. Very nice little town with amazing views, lots of cafes and restaurants, plenty of activities and not far from Rotorua. 
  • Such an awesome place to visit this town has everything you need in a holiday destination and if you are after more peace and quiet drive along to the next bay or the bay after that you are sure to fi...  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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