The beautiful Lake Taupo is about the size of Singapore – more of an inland sea really.
It was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you'll see evidence of the lake's fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents.
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.
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 or kayaking excursion. The forests surrounding the lake offer hiking and mountain biking to suit all levels of experience.
- Taupo Motorsport Park Just north of Taupo this circuit host various events such as TRS, NZV8's, Dragracing and numerous club events
- Formula Challenge - fancy trying for yourself the exhilaration of driving either a single seater or V8 Ford or Holden Race car then this is the place to do it