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.
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.
what a lovely place for a family holiday
It absolutely was and I’m sure we’ll return.
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.
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 🙂 )
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!
Thanks again. It is a stunning part of the country – 16 days there would have been amazing.