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Taupo (the town) rests at the northern end of Lake Taupo for which it is named. The lake is in fact a volcanic crater and the result of several volcanic eruptions many years ago. The area is a hot bed (excuse the pun!) of activity that largely revolves around the natural beauty that the area is so famous for.

Facts and Figures on Lake Taupo

Length: 25 nautical miles (46 km)
Width: 18 nautical miles (33 km)
Perimeter: 104 nautical miles (193 km)
Area: 60,000 hectares (600 sq km, 150,000 acres)
Volume: 59 cubic kilometres
Height above sea level: Minimum (chart datum) 355.85 m
Depth :Maximum 186.84 m (102.2 fathoms) below chart datum. Average: 110 m (60.1 fathoms)
Surface temperature:
Coldest winter 10.6ºC
Summer average 18.0ºC (up to 25ºC in the shallows in summer)

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  • Pros:Beautiful Lakes and Mountains
  • Last visit to Lake Taupo: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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