Lake Taupo, North Island

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#38 of 203 in Nature in North Island
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. Make Lake Taupo part of your personalized Taupo itinerary using our Taupo trip planner .
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  • We drove in to Lake Taupo at lunch time and decided to drive to visit Huka Falls and then Craters of the Moon.. Both were worth a visit. The horizontal falls were just amazing. The water looked so cle...  more »
  • There's lots do around the lake. From hikes, bike routes, parasailing, kayaking, fishing, boating, sailing and simply swimming. The water is clear and refreshing on a hot day!  more »
  • At Taupo, Lake Taupo is probably one of the tourist attraction to visit. It looks beautiful against the sunset but the highlight for me is taking the boat out to see Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings. At t...  more »

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