Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake, is set against the stunning background of volcanic mountains, waterfalls, lush native forest and geothermal activity with geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools.
Taupo is a great lake for water-skiing, sailing and kayaking. The Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay, which can only be seen from the water, make for a great boat trip. The forests surrounding the lake offer hiking and mountain biking to suit all levels of experience.
Taupo offers world class trout fishing, boating, whitewater rafting and jet boating in the surrounding rivers, and just north of Lake Taupo you'll find New Zealand's most visited attraction, the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cliff face every second.