Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo Bungy Jumping
Waikato River flowing from Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo sits in the middle of New Zealand’s North Island as is 616 square kilometers. It is New Zealand’s biggest lake and has a maximum depth of 186 meters. Popular sports on the lake include water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, fishing. A popular tourist destination Lake Taupo was formed after a volcanic eruption. Hot springs and boiling mud can be found around the area as this part of New Zealand is still very volcanically active.

The volcanic eruption that formed the now Lake Taupo has said to of been so large that it turned the sky’s of Europe red. Ash has even been found in Greenland from the eruption.

Size
616 square kilometers

Maximum Depth
186 meters