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Judave
Tauranga, New Zealand568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Cannot miss seeing the lake when you visit Taupo. One of the best moments for me is seeing the sunset over the lake. It changes depending on the weather, but it is an extraordinary feature. There is a lovely walkway and cycle way beside the lake which gives you an excellent opportunity to enjoy the lake.
Written February 23, 2021
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mshane53
Auckland Central, New Zealand39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
value for money- continuous tea/coffee and after Maori rock carvings a break for muffins. Right up close to carvings and good narrative. trip 1 -1/2 hrs.
Early trip down lake front with excellent commentary.
Written July 11, 2020
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Tracey Anne
West Coast Region, New Zealand54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
So much to do here. So much here. For a reasonably small place it has it all. We were impressed with all the eatery's. The walk and cycle path along the lake side is so nice and relaxing and a great way to take in the lake. Wish we had a boat to explore this hugh lake!
Written March 9, 2020
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Definitely come to lake Taupo if you are visiting. It is worth a detour for. The lake is huge and there are plenty of wonderful spots around the lake with superb views. try to get some accomodation with a lake view. Mount Ruapehu is at one end - stunning on any day but especially beautiful on. a cloudless day. Visit the lake shore to find a piece of pumice. The lake is cold so be prepared if you fancy a swim.
Written July 12, 2020
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Poppy
Hamilton, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
An amazing view with amazing bays and beaches dotted around. There is a bike/walk around the lake with beautiful bays on the way. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Taupō or nearby areas for a fun family trip or people looking for beautiful views and a nice spot to bike/walk.
Written January 18, 2022
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David B
Shifnal, UK300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We stopped off here en route from Rotorua to Napier and enjoyed a couple of hours relaxing with a nice lunch to boot.
Taupo town is situated at the head of the beautiful lake of the same name. A giant crater formed following a volcanic eruption in the year CE180 and this is now the largest lake in New Zealand by size - Lake Te Anau is the largest by water volume.
We enjoyed a lovely stroll around this chic town and then it was onto our ultimate destination of Napier
Written January 20, 2020
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CrumpySeaford
Seaford, UK791 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Lake Taupo is a large crater lake located in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano - a super volcano.
Easy to overlook this, or even be aware, but I wouldn't want to live there. Good to see ... then move on.
Written March 3, 2023
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happykoabug
Honolulu, HI169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Lake Taupō is said to be the largest, bluest, freshwater lake in New Zealand & the southern hemisphere. There are paths along the lake as well as a huge playground for the kids. You can find clean bathrooms at the park. There are plenty of shops and eating establishments. The McD was amazing as they used an old plane as their dining room. I didn't eat here but I thought the plane was pretty cool.
Written July 7, 2023
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Natalie R
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The view of Lake Taupo is beautiful when driving by, now with the new fencing is nice but it ruin the beautiful view of the lake. Taking picture with #ILOVETAUPO doesn’t look as beautiful as before without the wooden fencing. Imo this ruin the beauty of lake Taupo
Written January 23, 2024
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Jonathan D
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Whether it is swimming , tramping , fishing or just quietly reading a book Taupo is a great place to do it . The cafe scene is plentiful and the nearby attractions are for all seasons . Best place for a long weekend !
Written February 12, 2020
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