Taupo Travel Guide

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The Lake Taupo area is situated on a volcanic plateau. The lake, famed for its trout fishing and boating, fills the caldera of one of the largest super-volcanoes in the world, in a still active geological region. About 26,000 years ago, the lake area was a volcano that erupted in an enormous explosion that ejected about 800 cubic kilometres of material and spread it over the central North Island, forming the Volcanic Plateau. The resulting hole in the ground became Lake Taupo after it filled with water draining off the surrounding hills. It last erupted about 1,800 years ago.

Today, Lake Taupo feeds the Waikato River with the water to run eight hydroelectric power stations. After leaving town, the river rushes through the tourist attractions of Huka Falls and Aratiatia Rapids.


source: Wikivoyage

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  • Orakei Korako Cave And Thermal Park

    Orakei Korako Cave And Thermal Park

    494 Orakei Korako Road

    Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park Summer Hours are: 8am - 5.30pm (Last boat trip accross is 4.30pm) ...

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  • Huka Falls

    Huka Falls

    Off SH1

    The Huka Falls are a set of waterfalls on the Waikato River that drains Lake Taupo in New Zealand. A...

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  • Lava Glass

    Lava Glass

    165 State Highway 5

    Attractions,Arts and Culture
  • L'arte

    L'arte

    255 Mapara Road

    Local Stores and Services, Lifestyle, Attractions,Services, Food and Drink, Arts and Culture

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  • Beechtree Suites Heritage Boutique Collection

    Beechtree Suites Heritage Boutique Collection is among the top, finest places to stay in Taupo. Perfectly positioned in close proximity to Crazy Catz Adventure Park, Brav...

  • Baycrest Lodge

    Baycrest Lodge is one of the top, finest places to lodge in Taupo. Perfectly situated nearby Bravado 3, Taupo Bay and Crazy Catz Adventure Park, Baycrest Lodge is sincere...

  • Millennium Resort Manuels

    Millennium Resort Manuels is one of the ideal, premium places to stay in Taupo. Nicely found nearby Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Andrew Chri...

  • Comfort Inn Cascades

    Found within Taupo, Comfort Inn Cascades is a finest hotel comfortably found around Andrew Christmas Professional Trout Fishing Guided Tour, Wiltons World of Fly Fishing ...

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