Located on the North Island, Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake by surface area, covering approximately 600 square metres; this is around the same size as Singapore. Its main tributaries include the Tongariro River, Waitanhanui River and the Tauranga Taupo River.
Created thousands of years ago by volcanic eruption, Lake Taupo is a popular tourist attraction. The lake is renowned for its quality fishing, kayaking and sailing spots and is home to geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. The forests surrounding the lake offer gorgeous hiking routes, cycling trails and an abundance of wildlife.
Whether you long to trek through rainforest, walk along the banks of the lake or take part in water sports, Lake Taupo has your holiday desires covered.