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Defined by an ancient volcanic landscape with the largest freshwater lake in Australasia (plus more than 20 other lakes), thundering waterfalls, ancient native bush, the mighty Waikato River and Tongariro River and the volcanic mountains of the dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park, Taupo's spectacular natural features and scenic attractions can't be found anywhere else in the world.

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  • Heritage Attractions

    Te Porere Redoubt

    Te Porere Redoubt is the earthworks of a Maori fortification bult by the prophet and warrior Te Kooti; the last major engagement of the New Zealand Wars was fought here in October 1869. It is open at all times.

  • Hiking trails

    Tawhai Falls

    This short easy walk in the Tongariro National Park is accessible on foot from Whakapapa Village or a short drive to the start of the track.

  • Scenic attractions

    Tokaanu Wharf

    Back in the 1880s, there were few roads in Taupō. Goods were shipped across Lake Taupō from Tokaanu Wharf.

  • Hiking trails

    Waihora Lagoon

    This easy, flat walk in Pureora Forest Park takes you to a small rain-fed lake surrounded by tall kahikatea and rimu trees.

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