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Lake Taupo weekend: 3~Making the most of that water!

We intended to take full advantage of the lake being on our doorstep and made the 300m round trip numerous times each day.

Launching a lake toy

Boys in a lake

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.

Aqua boots are a must in this stony part of the lake - though it is kinda funny watching people do the tender foot shuffle

Aqua boots are a must in this stony part of the lake at Hatepe – though it is kinda funny watching people do the tender foot shuffle

Boys in the lake

We saw these two swans every day

We saw these two swans every day

Kayaking on Lake Taupo

Hi

Bird in flight

Umbrella

Swans

Swimming in Lake Taupo

Beach cat

Lake Taupo shoreline

Brothers

Walking home

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.

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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. what a lovely place for a family holiday

    10 June 2013
    • It absolutely was and I’m sure we’ll return.

      10 June 2013
  2. Beautiful! Lake Taupo has now been put on my travel bucket list. 🙂 During our North Island travels we didn’t get south of Auckland – but plan more North Island exploration next time.

    15 August 2013
    • Thanks very much Cindi! Yes there will be plenty to occupy you south of Auckland. Did you get to the South Island? (That’s my favourite 🙂 )

      15 August 2013
      • We spent 16 days in Queenstown. Wonderful place, and had the perfect surroundings to start our NZ vacation. I enjoyed the photos you posted of that beautiful area!

        15 August 2013
        • Thanks again. It is a stunning part of the country – 16 days there would have been amazing.

          15 August 2013

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