Lake Taupo Nature and Eco Tourism
Lake Taupo is the largest fresh water lake in the southern hemisphere. Lake Taupo surrounded by beautiful forests, volcanic mountains and snowy peaks in winter is a hub for events and activities year round. There are many activities centered on and around Lake Taupo and the numerous tributaries that feed into it. World-class trout fishing, scenic cruises, kayaking, sailing, white water rafting, wakeboarding and summer time swimming are all popular with locals and visitors alike. The Great Lake Taupo area really is nature’s ultimate playground. The stunning vistas, lake-front cafes and the ever sought after New Zealand geothermal hot springs further making it a wonderful place to relax and escape busy city life.
Lake Taupo is the caldera of a large volcano which began erupting about 300,000 years ago and has produced two of the world’s most violent eruptions in recent times; the Oruauni Eruption and the Taupo Eruption. For geologists, Lake Taupo is one of the world's most formidable volcanoes and scientists are on constant lookout for the warning signs that herald the next big eruption. more
However, for most New Zealanders and overseas visitors, Lake Taupo is one big, beautiful lake and hugely popular for boating and fishing. In fact it is known as the world’s trout fishing capital. Fly fishing is allowed on all of the rivers flowing into the lake, as well as on the lake itself.
Accommodation in Taupo is widely available and includes hotels, motels, bed and breakfast accommodation, apartments, lodges, holiday homes, backpacker and campgrounds.
Mobile-friendly - Craters of the Moon is a walk with a difference; a unique and memorable experience for young and old. Bubbling craters and steam vents, explosion craters and colourful soils. Explore geothermal areas often wreathed in clouds of steam from the heat just below your feet!
Mobile-friendly - Sailing to Taupo's iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983, Barbary offers relaxation, fun and adventure. We're equipped for all conditions - if the wind dies down, Barbary's eco-friendly electric engine kicks in, or if you prefer a real sailing adventure then come aboard when the wind is up, and enjoy sailing Lake Taupo at its best (and quietest!) Winter Special - Save 10% on Adult Tickets.
Mobile-friendly - Taupo's Float Plane is one of the top things to do in Taupo. Enjoy a unique flightseeing experience over Tongariro National Park, the Bay of Plenty and, of course, Great Lake Taupo. We have a great selection of options and packages for experiencing one of NZ's most scenic regions. Highly experienced flight-crew for your comfort and total confidence.
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