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Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo TRAVEL GUIDE

Lake Taupo, a beautiful lake and about the size of Singapore is in the North Island, New Zealand. The lake is in the crater of the Taupo volcano. Attracting over two million visitors every year, tourism of Taupo becomes a significant component of the commercial sector. Taupo hosts Kellogg’s Ironman event and Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.  Lake Taupo is famous for its adventure activities. Some of the Taupo beaches are favorite for adventure people where they can enjoy activities like swimming, paddling, and relaxing in warm geothermal, kayaking, sailing, and skiing. Another most visited place of New Zealand, the stunning Huka Falls is located in the north of Taupo. At Huka Fall, over 220,000 litre of water thunder over the cliff every second. Tourists visit the Maori rock carvings, can be seen from the water only, through boat trip or kayak outing. Taupo is known for fishing; the Turangi town has the most abundant natural fishery in the world.  Turangi provides a convenient base to explore Tongariro National Park whether it can be skiing at Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields or Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park, the adoring place is a spectacular geothermal attraction. A range of mountain biking trails at the Taupo region, an International Mountain Biking Association silver ride center provides biking facilities at all levels and around the whole year to explore the beauty of the forest. Tongariro River Trail and Craters Mountain Bike Park are family-friendly cycling tracks.

LOCATION

North Island, New Zealand

BEST TIME TO VISIT

High summer season, Christmas, New Year

WHY VISIT

Geothermal attraction, ski and snowboard, walking, hiking, sky diving, shopping, art and culture, scenic cruises and water activities, Graffiato- Street Art Festival, fishing, rafting, bungy jumping, jet boating, glacier hiking

PLACES TO VISIT

Huka Falls, Maori rock carvings, Tongariro National Park, Craters Mountain Bike Park, Tongariro River Trail, rainbow-colored silica terraces, boiling mud pools, turquoise mineral lakes, natural hot springs, Craters of the Moon, Great Lake Walkway, Huka Prawn Park, Mount Ruapehu, Trout Fishing