Taupo The focus of this region is Lake Taupo - New Zealand's largest lake (619 square kilometres) and the heart of the North Island. Lake Taupo was created by a volcanic eruption so big the sun went hazy in China (relax, that was a few thousand years ago). Almost everywhere you look theres a volcano. Just a few minutes north of the Lake at Wairakei you'll find geothermal fields, boiling mud pools and steaming geysers.
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