Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand. It lies in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania, after Lake Murray (Extract Wikipedia)

Lake Taupo


The volcano is currently considered to be dormant rather than extinct because there has been moderate Fumarole activity and Hot springs along the shores of the lake.

We stopped for a coffee and bite to eat at the lake on our way from Napier to Hamilton.

Lake Taupo

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14 Responses to Lake Taupo

  1. neihtn2012 says:

    That caldera lake is gigantic! Pokarekare Ana is a very nice song, thank you for sharing it.


  2. Hi Kristin, congratulations regarding your recent posts. NZ is certainly a very beautiful country. Happy Christmas and I hope you have a fantastic New Year. Phil


    • Hey Phil, nice to hear from you. Thanks for your kind words. This was a huge year for me. I also had a mile stone birthday when I was in NZ 🙂
      I’ve been told Tasmania is geographically similar to NZ so I would like to visit there one day to see for myself. Merry Christmas Phil to you and your family. See you in the New Year!

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  3. feralc4t says:

    Napier is a cool place 🙂

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  4. I visited Taupo back in 1996. I still have a few pieces of pumice that I collected on its shores. Its last eruption was supposed to have been one of most powerful volcanic eruptions in the world during the past two millennia.


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