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Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelling by car across from Otorohanga we couldn't wait to reach Lake Taupo. We were not disappointed. Such an amazingly large impressive sight. The blue and spray were inspirational.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Graham B
Reviewed 4 days ago

A huge lake with plenty of activities from fishing, swimming, boating, sailing and para sailing to name a few.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Drew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

New Zealand's biggest fresh water lake, the source of New Zealand's longest river and the site of the biggest volcanic eruption on Earth in the last 70,000 years! Thankfully no eruptions whilst we were there! In the vicinity of Taupo town, Lake Taupo provides many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AdonisMythos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressively large lake. Very blue water much like in the rest of NZ. Highly recommend seeing the Maori Rock Carvings by boat tour here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank S7144PPgaryt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great visit to Taupo, nice runnng or walking along the Lake, wasn’t too busy when we visited. Was great watching the sun set over the Lake and mountains

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Liz H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This large lake provides an impressive view from close by, at a distance or from any elevated position.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are plenty of walk and swim opportunities around the lake - weather is the key. It is magnificent in clear and sunny weather, not that great when its cloudy. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fanga607
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve got mixed views about Taupo. The lake is beautiful and very extensive (lots of activities in and around the lake too). The town itself was a bit too commercialised for my taste but probably has lots to do and is obviously very popular.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The biggest lake i ever seen, a must do when visiting New Zealand, a lot of things to do in the lake

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cris P
Reviewed 11 February 2019

What a stunning location Lake Taupo is. Beautiful, clear freshwater lake ideal for swimming, paddling and all manner of water-sports. The scenic views of the two volcanoes on the opposite side make for some superb photos. Lots of restaurants, coffee shops and activities mean that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from PunitM_12 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of spots, using google maps plot Taupo to Omori and you will find that it follows the lake and plenty of options for photos etc The challenge you have is, to ensure you are close by to shops etc and for... More