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Lake Taupo

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Address: Taupo | Taupo Marina, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6473760400
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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$131*
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages
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$33*
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Maori Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo
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$156*
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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride, Helicopter Flight, Scenic Cruise and...

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Lake Taupo

Loved this place just lovely it's situated by magnificent looking Lakes with plenty to see and do. A must do!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
TasLC
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Somerset, Australia
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Somerset, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place just lovely it's situated by magnificent looking Lakes with plenty to see and do. A must do!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was rainy and overcast the two days we were in Taupo, the lake itself is impressive in its sheer size. The water is so clear, and take a look for those thermal pools on the edge of the lake!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

It's impossible to miss Lake Taupo as its massive ; more like the size of an island than a lake. It was created two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption. The Lake Taupo region is very picturesque surrounded by snow capped volcanic mountains, forests, thermal hot pools , National Parks , waterfalls & the beautiful Waitako River. There is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We took a cruise out to see the maori carving. The water was rough near the rocks but we managed to pull through. Nice scenary throughout with housing, mountains and during a clear day, you might be able to see the 3 mountains ahead, including "Mount Doom".

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We spent way too little time at Lake Taupo. But both the lake and the area is beautiful and teeming with activities.

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douglas isle of man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We visited lake Taupo on a trip around New Zealand. We went on an evening boat trip which served pizzas,wine + beer. Very informative. A good all round trip + fantastic value for money

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Horsham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We were rapt from the point of arrival. This is such a beautiful location. So much to do. So much to see. Next time we will come for at least a week.

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Churton Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Our motel overlooked the Great Lake and every morning I would go for a walk in the crisp air and enjoy the lake's vista.It's been a bit frosty in the mornings but beautiful days. The last day we were leaving, 2 great black swans were beckoning me so I rushed back to the motel for swimming gear and had a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Taupo is so pretty - the lake is just beautiful and all around there are walking trails. SO many places to eat and things to see and do. Will have to come back and spend some more time here. Relaxing, beautiful and just enjoyable.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

There is all sorts to do around and on the lake and just to drive around the lake is a nice experience as the views are stunning.

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