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Taupo Region

Base yourself on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake

 Lake Taupo

An impressive lake is the lynchpin of a varied landscape offering all manner of activities and sights that will fix themselves in your memory: 220,000 litres of water per second pouring over the Huka Falls or early morning sunshine sparkling on Lake Taupo against a backdrop of volcanic mountains.

The bustling resort town of Taupo is an ideal base for exploring: restaurants and accommodation options abound; there are numerous art and craft galleries and hot thermal pools for relaxing.

The small town of Turangi, on the southern shores of Lake Taupo, is the hub of Trout Fishing Turangi and Lake Taupo in the region.  Fishing lodges are plentiful and the local streams are usually dotted with anglers standing thigh-deep in the water!  The drive around the eastern shore of the lake, from Taupō to Turangi, is a great scenic drive offering stunning views.

Around the next bend there could be a mirror perfect lake, a secret trout stream, vast native forests, rolling farmland or friendly country villages. Discover tranquillity at Mangakino, beside beautiful Lake Maraetai. Come and enjoy the friendly, small community atmosphere.

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