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Lake Taupo

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Address: Taupo, New Zealand
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Lots of activities to do around this place, definitely a must see lake, beautiful scenery from the lake and from its look out points, recommend a few days to be able to fully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Derbyshire, United Kingdom

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of activities to do around this place, definitely a must see lake, beautiful scenery from the lake and from its look out points, recommend a few days to be able to fully enjoy this lake

Thank Simmone-x
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful and vase lake is a true sight to see. I was truly amazed at how large it was. We watched the sunset and sunrise by this lake and it's a real beauty, so peaceful and calming.

Thank AmoMaharaj
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taupo is probably one of the most beautiful places in the world ive travelled to. Definitely worth a visit. The lake is like glass with the snow capped mountains in the back ground. Good variety of shops and the people are so friendly ♡

Thank Storm L
Medan, Indonesia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

What a beautiful & peaceful lake where you can enjoy your very nice hot chocolate around and canoeing. Friendly people & peaceful! :)

Thank ysaras
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 694 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

It's a lovely calm lake, which I was surprised to learn later is the same size in area as Singapore! I don't know how true this is but it is certainly large and picturesque.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Lake Taupo is an idyllic spot. Many good priced Motels. A trip on the Lake is a highlight & a great photo is the NZ Maori Rock Carvings on the Lake. Boat gets up close for good pix, & we were lucky to catch a big trout which boat crew cooked for us. Would thoroughly recommend a trip there. Yacht... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A beautiful view, especially with the snowy mountains in the distance and rolling green hills. The water was quite rough in the middle of winter but still didn't make it any less of a gorgeous lake.

Thank Ziggy28104
Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On the way to Lake Taupo there are great views of volcanos and mountains. The lake is peaceful and a beautiful color of blue. It is a caldera filled with water. It is the largest lake in NZ. We thoroughly enjoyed our drive by.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On our guided tour we only drove through slowly, not sure why we didn't stop as this is a delightful place. The centre of attraction is obviously the lake but there a lovely views of the mountains, picnic areas, eateries, shops & all sorts of other things going on. Well worth a stop.

Thank Grasmi909
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great View. It is amazing. Best lunch spot. There are restaurant available in the surrounding area, so you can bring your food there.

Thank callmeyuri

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