Lake Taupo weekend: 3~Making the most of that water!
Lake Taupo is the largest lake by surface area in NZ, having been created by a truly massive volcanic eruption over 25,000 years ago. The road distance around the lake is about 160km, though much of the western and northern route doesn’t follow the shore and you don’t see the lake at all. Suffice to say though, the lake is big and there’s plenty of it to go around.
It would have been easy to veg out here for the whole weekend, but there was stuff we wanted to do in and around Taupo as well.