- Taupo is actually the shortened name for lake in Maori. The full name is 'Taupo-nui-a-Tia' and translates as 'the great cloak of Tia'. Tia was the discoverer of the lake according to Maori legend. The correct way of pronouncing Taupo is Toe Paw.
- Because the lake is so vast, and there are so many things to see, it's well worth taking a flight in the float plane. You can choose where you want to go: The lake, Craters of the Moon, The Dam - everywhere!
- Lake Taupo does not contain eels, partially due to the force of the Waikato River, partly due to the high pumice content. And with no other bitey things in the lake, it's a perfect place to swim as well as boat.
- Taupo is perfectly situated for those who like to ski or snowboard with both Mt Ruapehu and Whakapapa an easy drive away.
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