9. Lake Taupo
Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand is a popular place both with the tourists and the locals. It is a nice place to go for a bout of fishing or rent a kayak to explore the vast untouched waters. Towards the north of Lake Taupo lies the spectacular Huka Falls which can be accessed easily by taking a short and easy 1 hr. trek. Mine Bay in Lake Taupo must be visited for some unique Maori carvings.
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