Lake Taupo


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Taupo, Lake

(tou`pō), largest lake of New Zealand, 234 sq mi (606 sq km) and 552 ft (168 m) deep, in central North Island. Originally fed by over 20 streams, the lake is drained by the Waikato River. Lake Taupo is situated within a volcanic caldera, c.22 mi (35 km) across, which was formed by the massive explosive eruption of the Taupo volcano c.25,000 B.C., and it is flanked by volcanoes. The last major eruption of Taupo was c.A.D. 200.
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Their 13-day route started in Hamilton and has taken in Waitomo caves, Waitara, Opunake, Wellington, Lake Taupo, Rotorua and Tauranga before arriving back at Hamilton.
You can pack the main sights around Rotorua comfortably into two days, but make sure you leave enough time to visit nearby Lake Taupo - worth an overnight stop.
With a population of about 36,000, Ngati T?wharetoa are the fifth largest iwi in New Zealand, and are centred around Lake Taupo (Taup?moana) and the Central Plateau, covering most of the Central North Island region.
Magnificent Lake Taupo is an hour away, so we headed down to this popular holiday spot for a jet-boat ride at Huka Falls, and a cruise across the lake with Chris Jolly Outdoors.
There's Lake Rotorua for water-skiing, Lake Taupo for fishing, surfing at Whangamata and winter snow-skiing at Mt Ruapehu.
Lake Taupo is a good spot to launch your assault on the famous crossing and is also ideally located for ticking off another of those bucket list items - bungy jumping.
Lake Taupo occupies the crater of a huge volcano which last erupted, with worldwide effect, in 180AD - centuries before the island it lies on was discovered by humans.
Lake Taupo occupies the crater of 12 a huge volcano which last erupted, with worldwide effect, in 180AD - centuries before the island it lies on was discovered by humans.
The report gives details of clean-up costs for Lake Taupo and the four worst affected Rotorua lakes, totalling around $300 million over 10-15 years, around $1.2 million per square km.
Lake Taupo is popular among holidaymakers and tourists at this time of year, during the Southern Hemisphere summer.
The skydiving plane was moving for a tandem skydiving session over Lake Taupo. It experienced an engine problem soon after take-off.