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This is a upscale area and a quiet residential street with spectacular views of Lake Taupo and the Mountains. There are loads of wonderful walking tracks and a large playground nearby and you can swim in the lake which is just a few minutes walk.
Taupō is centrally located in the middle of the North Island, approximately 3 1/2 hours drive from Auckland and 4 1/2 hours drive from Wellington.
Taupō was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. At some of Taupō's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents.
The name Taupo, by which the town is commonly known, is the shortened version of its Māori name, Taupō-nui-a-Tia. Literally translated, Taupō-nui-a-Tia means "The great cloak of Tia"; the explorer Tia discovered the lake. Our name for the house is Stora Kappan which literally translates to “Great Cloak” in Swedish which is a reference to Camilla’s Swedish birthpace and our family’s Scandanavian connection.
Just north of Taupō you'll find New Zealand's most visited attraction, the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cliff face every second.
Taupō is a great lake for water-skiing, sailing and kayaking. The Maori rock at Mine Bay, which can only be seen from the water, make for a great boat trip or kayaking excursion. The forests surrounding the lake offer hiking and mountain biking to suit all levels of experience.
Taupō also has the largest natural trout fishery in the world so it’s a great place to cast a line and look for the big one. You can also explore Tongariro national Park whether it be walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (New Zealand's most popular day walk) or skiing at Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields.