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Lake Taupo

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Lake Taupo lies in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. Famed for its trout fishing and boating, the lake merely fills the caldera of one of the largest super-volcanoes in the world in a still active geological region.

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About 1800 years ago, Lake Taupo was a volcano that erupted in an enormous explosion that ejected about 800 cubic kilometres of material and spread it over the central north island, forming the volcanic plateau. Recorded by the Chinese, this is believed to be the largest volcanic eruption in the last 2000 years. The resulting hole in the ground became Lake Taupo after it filled with water draining off the surrounding hills.

Today, Lake Taupo feeds the Waikato river with enough water to run 8 hydroelectric power stations.

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Newmans Coach Lines operates a premium sightseeing tours throughout the North Island.

InterCity Coachlines is New Zealand's national coach company and operates over 150 services to more than 600 destinations nationwide.

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Visit the official tourism and visitor information website is http://www.GreatLakeTaupo.com/ for what to see and do in Great Lake Taupo

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