Edged by the largest lake in Australasia, the Taupo district is buzzing with holiday activity all year round. This popular NZ travel destination, known for its spectacular geothermal backyard, offers visitors a taste of Central North Island food, culture & lifestyle.
Lake Taupo was created from a major volcanic eruption. Hot springs appear in several places around the Lake, which is now an extinct volcanic crater. Just north of Taupo the Wairakei International Golf Course, underground steam has been harnessed for electricity generation.
The only outlet from Lake Taupo is the mighty Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, which gushes through a narrow chasm at Huka Falls. Visitors can also access Tongariro National Park from the Lake Taupo region.