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Located on the edge of the volcanic plateau, 280kms southwest of Auckland, 82kms southwest of Rotorua and 380kms north of Wellington, Taupo is renown for its trout fishing mecca.
Taupo is on the edge of Lake Taupo, an extinct volcano that last erupted in AD186. Lake Taupo is 616 square kilometres. New Zealand's longest river - the Waikato River forms the outflow from the Lake that flows from east to west.
The rivers that flow and out of Lake Taupo are full of trout. Taupo is a major junction for travelling south of Auckland and north of Wellington or east to Napier and Hastings.
The Taupo region has its own thermal area and can be used as a ski base for the Whakakapapa and Turoa Skifields on the slopes of Mt Ruapheu.
There is a wide range of activities to do in Taupo ranging from visiting wineries, white water rafting, jet boating, visiting the Huka Falls, Wairakei geo thermal, mountain biking, to name a few of the many activities that are available.
Taupo is served by Newmans and InterCity Coachlines, a number of smaller coach/bus Operators and Air New Zealand Link services from Auckland and Wellington.
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