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Taupo - New Zealand

Lake TaupoFurther south Lake Taupo is located in the center of the North Island and is reportedly the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. The Lake is known to offer some of the best angling in the world for Brown and Rainbow Trout. The Lake shore comprises of native bush, the largest pine forests in the southern hemisphere and spectacular mountains.

Water sport activities include boats of every kind are available for charter. You can also tandem sky dive or bungy jump with the mighty Waikato River 45 m below. Enjoy a awesome adventure scenic jet boating right up to the foot of thundering Huka Falls where 300,000 litres of water hurtle through this narrow chasm every second.

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Mt Ruapehu
Looking south from Lake Taupo is one of the world's most spectacular live volcano Mount Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park. During the summer months guided walks to the Crater lake are available. During the winter months, Mount Ruapehu and Whakapapa ski fields are the largest ski area in New Zealand. When Mount Ruapehu erupted in 1996, it put on a spectacular fireworks display that made world news. Today the mountain is quiet and thousands of skiers and snow boarders now enjoy their winter sports.

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