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Lake Taupo - A Crater as Big as an Inland Sea

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Sunset over Lake taupo, Taupo, New Zealand
Sunset, Lake Taupo
Photographer: James Heremaia
(www.jamesfoto.com)

Just about everywhere you look in the Lake Taupo region, you'll see a volcano. The most serene is Lake Taupo itself, created by an eruption so big the sun went hazy in China.

Lake Taupo is the largest fresh water lake in Australasia with water so clean a few zillion trout call it home. Taupo Lake is 616 square kilometres—that's about the same size as Singapore!

Water activities take place in the lake all year round.

There are 47 rivers and streams feeding into Lake Taupo, and just one outlet—the Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river.

The Taupo township is located right on the edge of Lake Taupo. There are many hotels offering views across the lake to the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park.

Lake Taupo Activities

Lake Taupo activities include:

  • Water-skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Jet skiing
  • Fishing
  • Cruising
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing

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