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Address: Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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Great Drive around Perimeter

I drove all around the lake and found it to be gorgeous no matter what side I was on. I did stay in Taupo and Turangi and found the views simply stunning!!!!

Reviewed 3 days ago
gary c
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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690 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I drove all around the lake and found it to be gorgeous no matter what side I was on. I did stay in Taupo and Turangi and found the views simply stunning!!!!

Thank gary c
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lake is surprisingly large and clean of course. The view from Taupo to the other end to the snowy mountains of Tongariro National Park was breathtaking. This is New Zealand. I didn't went tot the South Island of NZ which is probably more beautiful than the nort, but this spot is something I could stare for, for a while.... More 

Thank Aad W
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just amazing. Its hard to miss as its very massive and can be clearly seen on the map. You could spot a good view of Mt Ruapeho from the side. The Hole in one on the lake is spot on.

Thank pgdestroyr
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see if you visit New Zealand - such a large body of water formed by the eruption of a volcano many years ago. The sheer size of the lake is unbelievable! There are various water activities available during summer.

Thank laurendan73
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275 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is as popular with the locals as tourists, the lake itself is quite spectacular and the town has accommodation galore for all budget options and plenty to offer in terms of food.

Thank Punit M
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed right on the lake which is best. Everything in Taupo centers on the lake. There are many interesting places you can walk around the lake

Thank Libandpen
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Taupo is one of NZ's best natural wonders in the North Island. We spent 3 days in this lovely town on the lakeshore and had a memorable day on the water trout fishing. Highly recommended experience for the entire family.

Thank Arun J
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is always something happening on the lake to entertain you, very unspoilt, on an clear day you can see mount doom, very well kept no litter, and well groomed lawns everywhere.

Thank countrybumpkin50
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come Share the Majic, of Just One of the Worlds 3 Great Lakes!! Captivating even on a rainy day! YellowStone, has one, do you know the Third??

Thank Karlos F
Penang Island, Malaysia
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120 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view of the lake during mid day and sunset is beautiful. There are plenty of shops by the lake front and there are so many activities can be done by the lake.

Thank IwanBaser

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