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Lake Taupo

Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #131 of 926 Attractions in North Island
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The size of the lake is just beyond imagination. Plenty of restaurants facing the lake and you can just enjoy the view. The weather was just perfect.

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Hong Kong
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just passed by the lookout, the view is GREAT! You can enjoy natural scenery and city views at the same time.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

free camped around the lake for 2 nights at 2 different ends. on a road trip. just so beautiful, nicely looked after and cared for.

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed in a one-bedroom time share. We had a great sail on the lake on the Barclay (highly recommend). Went to the thermal swimming pools just outside town, which were fantastic. Enjoyed a traditional Maori hangi dinner (in same location as thermal pools) where we enjoyed dinner with 4 Aussies and 26 Iranians. Visited a most picturesque winery just... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A very beautiful city and also lake. Excellent for all ages both day and night. Young and old alike. There are many free attractions around this area. Rides out on the lake, a short journey to the mountains with bungy jumps nearby. Stay in the lodges with backpacker accommodation available also. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves there.

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Aldgate, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fabulous lake, so very beautiful and so many activities that surround it. This is really worth a look even if you are not into fishing, close to the mountains and many family friendly activities. Close to wonderful thermal springs.

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Winnipeg, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great fun fishing for trout on Lake Taupo. Dan (owner) and staff are experienced, very accommodating and do everything to make sure you have a terrific experience while in their care. Many thanks for a great afternoon Dan Colin, Liz, Linda & John from N. America

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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202 reviews 202 reviews
80 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Located in a collapsed volcanic crater, beautiful Lake Taupo is as big as Singapore and a major sports center for New Zealand. Fishing, boating, camping, hiking, bicycling - Lycra everywhere! I practiced the lazy man's sport of cappuccino-drinking at a lakeside cafe.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The water along some 80 metres of lake Taupo.'s shoreline is hot to the touch. Take highway 1 in a southerly direction from Taupo town for about 2 Km until one passes a Mobil garage. The area of the lake which is hot is directly opposite. There is a small space to park a car. Ducks and geese are attracted... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We recently stayed in Great Lake holiday park in Taupo. It was a lovely caravan park run by Carl & Tracey Roos and her parents. We are from Ireland and had rented a camper van in Auckland only to find when we reached Lake Taupo Apollo had forgotten to give us a power lead. Carl hadn't got one but sometime... More

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