South of Rotorua sits a second magnificent thermal region. Lake Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so large it darkened the skies of Europe and China. Today the results of its earth shattering creation can be seen everywhere with active volcanoes, steaming cliffs and bubbling mud pools.
Beautiful Lake Taupo is framed by stunning volcanoes, standing shoulder to shoulder on the Central Plateau. The impressive freshwater lake is the largest in New Zealand and roughly the size of Singapore!
Huka falls is New Zealand's most visited natural attraction and is famous for the volume of water that hurtles through its narrow chasm.
Taupo activities include fishing, boating, walking, whitewater rafting and jet boating. The powerful beauty of the volcanic landscape that surrounds Taupo provides a dramatic backdrop to everything you do here.
The region's township sits on the northern edge of the lake, with the trout fishing town of Turangi lies on the lakes southern shores.