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Great Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand, with a surface area of 616 kilometres it’s the same size as Singapore!
Taupo township is situated at the northern end of the lake and boasts a fantastic range of beaches and swimming spots with spectacular views of the mountains.
Taupo is a fantastic destination to make the most of all kinds water sports. LAKeFUN Taupo has everything you need to explore New Zealand’s biggest lake. They offer fishing charters as well as a great range of activities for hire such as self-drive boats, jetskis, kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
Lake Taupo’s famous Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings are a sight to be seen! Either get there yourself using one of LAKeFUN Taupo’s hire options or take a guided kayak tour with Taupo Kayaking adventures.
The lake isn’t the only body of water to explore in Taupo. Lake Taupo drains into the Waikato River which is the longest river in New Zealand.
Taupo Kayaking adventures also offer a Waikato River Float tour where you’ll gently paddle through the un spoilt beauty of the Waikato River, through the pumice gorge with crystal clear slow moving water. Be amazed by the stunning cliff faces and lush native forest.
On the banks of the Waikato River you’ll find Huka Prawn Park. This geothermally-heated prawn farm has developed into an activity park. Initially well-known for it’s prawn fishing, Huka Prawn Park now also boasts stand up paddle boards, an aqua trike, pedal boats and fishing boats. Where else can you pedal over a pond full of prawns!
Taupo Wake Park operates from a small man-made lake on the banks of the Waikato River. A cable system allows you to wakeboard or water-ski without a boat and in any weather. Taupo wake park have perfected the art of teaching people how to wake board so you don’t need any prior experience to enjoy this park. Those who’d prefer to walk on water, can try the water balls. A plastic ball is inflated around you and so you can race or simply relax on the man-made lake.
If you’re looking for fun on the water, Great Lake Taupo certainly has it all.
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