Want to see something rather spectacular? Standing around 14 metres above Lake Taupō, the Māori Rock Carvings in Mine Bay...
Paddle to the Mine Bay carvings on Lake Taupō. © Fraser Clements
Lake Taupō is actually the drowned caldera of a super volcano, whose eruption in the first century AD caused meteorological effects noted by sky-gazers as far afield as Rome and China. Read the story . . .
It really is all about Lake Taupō in this part of the world, where the water’s mood governs the feel of the day: sunny and sparkling, or grey and intense. Read the story . . .
Taupō has lots of exciting activities on offer but often the best things in life are free. Read the story . . .
From Māori rock carvings to hidden hot springs, boutique shopping, MTB trails or taking the plunge in the lake, locals know the best things to do in Taupō. Read the story . . .