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Lake Taupo

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Address: Taupo | Taupo Marina, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-376 0400
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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$72.79*
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Half-Day Kayak to the Maori Carvings from Taupo
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$33.82*
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Maori Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo
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$286.02*
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15000ft Tandem Skydiving in Taupo

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Lovely Day Out

Just so much to down here at the Taupo Marina, Boat Plane with Neil , Sailing with Jamie & Sarah, Trout Fishing etc...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just so much to down here at the Taupo Marina, Boat Plane with Neil , Sailing with Jamie & Sarah, Trout Fishing etc...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped briefly at Lake Taupo as part of a bus tour. The lake was beautiful, bigger than you can imagine, and very peaceful. Plenty of activities you can do around the area, although we didn't have time to stop for long

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Spent 2 days with family doing all the touristy bits which are all so close by. We stayed close to the lakeside in a motel. We went on the pleasure cruise to the see the carvings, the waterfalls, the prawn catching park, honey place, even used the float plane for a trip around the lake. Loved it all, recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Our arrival was in pouring rain and it was still a beautiful sight A lovely place to visit and this lake in an extinct volcanoes Caldera is something to see. Lots of quality choices for motel style accomodation right on the shore line in Taupo and many of the connecting small towns and villages. A reasonable selection of eateries and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a great day out at Lake taupo, coming from overseas the lake is like an ocean, around the area there are great play parks for kids, great restaurants, lovely shops had a fantastic time and it really is worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The lake is beautiful and the city beside the lake has all the necessary amenities. We enjoyed some hot drinks and a walk by the lake side and the nearby park.

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Somerset, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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