The Great Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo, surrounded by beautiful forests, volcanic mountains and snowy peaks in winter is a hub for events and activities year round.

The Great Lake Taupo region is undoubtedly one of the world’s most unique and picturesque areas. This popular tourist destination boasts the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, and our mountains are internationally renowned.  They form part of the dual World Heritage area of Tongariro National Park, and Mt Ngauruhoe featured as the ominous Mount Doom in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The active volcanic and geothermal region of Great Lake Taupo is a sporting mecca and nature-lover's paradise, especially for boaties and those keen on trout fishing. There are many activities centered on and around Lake Taupo and the numerous tributaries that feed into it. World-class trout fishing, scenic cruises, kayaking, sailing, white water rafting, wakeboarding and summer time swimming are all popular with locals and visitors alike. The Great Lake Taupo area really is nature’s ultimate playground.