The Amazing New Zealand : Taupo Lake

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Taupo Lake

New Zealand is a country that has beautiful natural scenery, lush forests, amazing wildlife, delicious food and wine, all of which will make the visitors spellbound.

The youngest country in the world that has a diversity of scenery, culture and art are very close to each other.

Located in the heart of the volcanic North Island, Lake Taupo region is the presence of the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand, geothermal area that is wonderful and the famous Huka waterfalls.

A volcanic crater, Lake Taupo is formed from the devastating volcanic eruption in 181 AD. With an area of ‚Äč616 square km, Taupo is the largest freshwater lake in Australasia with water so clear that there are billions of freshwater fish that live there.

There are 47 rivers and streams of the river empties into Lake Taupo and the only one that flow to the outside, the Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand.

Taupo Lake

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Taupo is located right on the edge of the lake, with hotels that offer views of volcanic peaks snow-capped mountains in Tongariro National Park.

 

Most packages Taupo accommodation comes with a natural spa in the warm pool.

It will take almost 5 hours from Auckland to Taupo by car or 45 minutes by air or 5 hours 25 minutes by train.

Visitors come to Taupo Lake to enjoy the scenery along with the friendliness of local culture. During the winter, you can try skiing at Mount Ruapehu.

Geothermal activity in Taupo Lake includes geysers, steaming craters, boiling mud pools, and some of the largest silica terraces in the world. Volcanic activity for thousands of years has formed a boiling crater and steam flood.

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