• Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Fishing - New Zealand - Oceania

Lake Taupo may be the biggest freshwater lake in New Zealand, but there is so much more to it than that. It is situated within the caldera of a volcano by the same name, and hosts an immense variety of underwater flora and fauna, chief among them ferns, crayfish, trout and sponges. Tourists are spoiled for choice at Lake Taupo, activities on offer ranging from skydiving to fishing to nature trails, biking and exploring the region’s Maori rock carvings. The Lake Taupo Cycling Challenge is also a major crowd puller, both locally and among tourists. A number of luxury hotels add an urban edge to the area’s pristine wilderness.

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"Best Scenic Spot"

Lake Taupo is purely scenic, and is one of the most visually stimulating destinations anyone can be. There are so many natural monuments to see, it'll make you dream of returning. There's nothing I wouldn't give to relive those sights.

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