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  • Lake Taupo | New Zealand favourite holiday destination | fishing | Skiing| Mountain walks | thermal pools | vibrant cafes & restaurants and a vast array of hotels | motels | backpackers
    towns are bustling with cafes and exclusive shopping scenic delights greet visitors at every turn Some of the best trout fishing in the world has international anglers flocking to the area while mighty mountain peaks draw skiers and adventurers alike to experience the pristeen environment Clean Green New Zealand this is it Experience the vocanic wonders of the Tongariro National Park or undertake the stunning Tongariro Crossing one day walk Adventures in the Taupo region include jet boating sky diving bungi jumps mountain biking or just plain relaxing besides the great lake or in a volcanic hot pool Experience the vocanic wonders of the Tongariro National Park or undertake the stunning Tongariro Crossing one day walk Marvel at Huka Falls the most visited natural feature in New Zealand climb the volcanoes or explore the wider region with extensive farmlands mountains bush and rivers Marvel at Huka Falls the most visited natural feature in New Zealand climb the volcanoes or explore the wider region with extensive farmlands mountains bush and rivers No Wonder Lake Taupo Is New Zealands Favourite Holiday Destination Destination Check in date 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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  • Taupo township, Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Information about the town of Taupo and the surrounding area of Turangi and Mangakino.
    HISTORY OF TAUPO Taupo first began to develop about 300 000 years ago with major eruptions over the years forming areas such as the Western Bays Shoreline This area was formed in a huge bang about 2 000 years ago which caused enormous dust clouds around the world as an area of about 20 000 square miles was erupted into the sky The big bang that formed the lake itself was about 186 AD where 660 square kilometres of material was ejected the effects being felt around the world There are reports in China of the great Taupo eruption as were there reports within the Roman Empire of brilliant fiery sunsets Maori first migrated to New Zealand around the 13th century and found the lake with its thermal waters a great place to live Followed by Europeans from around 1840 During a period of civil unrest with some Maori tribes the Armed Constabulary took up residence in 1867 and many of them stayed on to help form the town During that time about 1874 75 visitors travelling north would travel up the Wanganui river by paddle steamer and then by horse drawn coach to Tokaanu at the southern end of

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  • Turangi, New Zealand. The Trout Fishing Capital of the World. It's a Breath of Fresh Air.
    and picnics Kuratau 15kms from Turangi on State Highway 41 Picnic swimming walks fishing boat ramp A lot of lakeside holiday homes make this a busy and popular holiday area Lake Otamangakau Dam 0 7km east from State Highway 47 Lake Rotoaira Road junction 5kms from the main road This lake is extreemly popular for fishing as it has developed a reputation for producing large trophy trout boat ramp Motuoapa 10kms north of Turangi on State Highway 1 Motuoapa has developed as a holiday settlement for people living in the lower North Island In more recent years the village has developed as an area for permanent dwellings with people working in either Turangi Taupo or retiring to the settlement Large subdivisions have seen a boom in building and Motuopa has grown to be a substantial holiday area of it s own Prior to the 1950 s the settlement had a main highway of pumice road a camping ground on the northern corner of main highway and Arataha Street and a store on the southern corner which also contained the original Echo Cliffs Restaurant now relocated in Taupo The store used to be where the landliners would stop for tea breaks for their passengers There were several small fishing huts located between Maniapoto Street and the present pump station these have since been removed There are also hot springs on the Lake edge in this area During the 1950 s there were many developments The main Highway was sealed The Marina was initially developed with fill coming from the cliffs behind Motuoapa Village in 1958 National Youth Hostel Association had a hostel just south of the garage The buildings are now privately owned 1955 the Motuoapa Garage was built The old store was burnt down and relocated to the Shaw property on the lakefront Motuoapa Esplanade and later moved to the present site with the building being transferred from a mill on the Western access During the 1950 s the Fishing Lodge was built by Mr Jack Thorburn The idea coming from Mr Bill Sutherland an American This was the first Motel to be built in New Zealand as a change from Hotels The motel units had coal fired stoves as power didn t arrive until the 1960 s This has since been replaced with the present Motuoapa Lodge on the same site The 1960 s saw the rubbish dump at the southern boarder transferred up to the pumice pit site and the old site is now a Dept of Conservation reserve Power came in the same era The 1970 s saw the loss of partyline phones to individual lines The planting of the forest behind the Village The most significant change in the 1970 s was the expansion of Motuoapa Village Mr John Asher and family sold land for subdivision that was opened up in stages and is still expanding Motutere Bay 20 8kms north of Turangi on State Highway 1 Picnic swimming fishing boat ramp water ski lane 20 minute walk from motor camp scenic views Mount Maunganamu 4 1kms from Turangi via State Highway 41 turn right after the Tokaanu tailrace 30 minute return walk camping picnic fishing Okupata Caves Difficult to find Seek advice from the Dept of Conservation office in Turangi Omori 15kms from Turangi on State Highway 41 Picnic swimming walks fishing boat ramp Another popular lakeside holiday area Opotaka Village 11kms from Turangi Historic scenic picnic Rotoaira Tokaanu intake boat ramp Oruatua 11kms north of Turangi on State Highway 1 Fishing swimming Pukawa 18 3kms from Turangi on State Highway 41 Boat ramp swimming picnics walks Another popular lakeside holiday area Stump Bay 7kms north of Turangi off State Highway 1 Swimming picnics yacht club toilets During the summer this is one of the best safe swimming areas with a nice pumice sand beach Tokaanu Tokaanu was the site of an Armed Constabulary in the 1870 s and has a Maori history prior to this Tokaanu township was surveyed and proclaimed as a Native Township in 1897 and vested in trust The land was auctioned for lease in 1898 The original town survey plan envisaged a relatively extensive and self contained settlement and provided sites for a town hall library school public buildings and a market In 1920 the following problems were identified with Tokaanu bad access road large areas periodically flood inferior accommodation to travellers Tokaanu s development was further hindered by early concentration of development on the Eastern lakeshore following completion of the eastern access in 1922 Pre 1950 s Tokaanu In 1942 the Waikato River control gates were installed raising the Lake Taupo level by four feet and this had a major effect on Tokaanu ie dwellings were abandoned house sites were abandoned loss of hot springs and beaches raising of the swamp level All the above rendered Tokaanu useless for economic purposes Restrictions on land use were imposed because of effluent entering the Tokaanu Stream and lake water Post 1950 s Tokaanu Up to the 1950 s tourism relating to trout fishing was significant in the early years Tokaanu boasted a good range of commercial activities and community activities In the 1960 s the township of Turangi was established and this impacted heavily on Tokaanu THC built a motel at the foot of the Thermal Baths in the early 1960 s Present Day Tokaanu There have also been investments in activities linked to tourism with boat services retail activities and upgrading and development of the thermal park Growing residential demands have resulted from continuing demand for holiday homes accommodation needs of those establishing new enterprises desire of local Maoris to return to their ancestral home National Trout Center 5kms south of Turangi on State Highway 1 Fantastic displays of fishing memrobillia and interpritive center underwater viewing chamber children s fishing days one Sunday per month May to September National Trout Center Website Turangi Township Built by the Ministry of Works in the mid 1960 s to house the thousands of

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  • Lake Taupo, New Zealand. New Zealands favourite holiday destination.
    Adventures Eating Out Shopping Tradespeople Services Accommodation Adventures Eating Out Shopping Tradespeople Services No Wonder Lake Taupo Is New Zealands Favourite Holiday Destination Taupo Turangi Lakeshore towns Business Directory News Recreation home Copyright 1996 2005 Laketaupo co nz All rights

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  • Lake Taupo, New Zealand. New Zealands favourite holiday destination.
    Newspaper To Contribute News No Wonder Lake Taupo Is New Zealands Favourite Holiday Destination Taupo Turangi Lakeshore towns Business Directory News Recreation home Copyright 1996 2005 Laketaupo co nz All

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  • Turangi, New Zealand. The Trout Fishing Capital of the World. It's a Breath of Fresh Air.
    diverse outdoor recreational opportunities From Fishing and hunting to snow and water skiing hiking boating orienteering and horse trekking and so the list goes on We have chosen to highlight a few of the most popular activities in depth but please do advise us it you would like us to add a page about your sport Fishing The Taupo Region Snow Skiing The National Park Taupo Turangi Lakeshore towns Business

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  • Lake Taupo, New Zealand. New Zealands favourite holiday destination.
    their support Close This Page Contact Map Recommend Site Advertise Welcome To Exciting Lake Taupo Surrounded by stunning volcanoes bush clad mountains and a spectacular landscape lies the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere Lake Taupo The water is stunningly blue the air fresh and unpolluted the towns are bustling with cafes and exclusive shopping scenic delights greet visitors at every turn Some of the best

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  • Contact Us
    can set up access to our upload program Our program allows you 24 hour access with the ability to upload images html pages or create them with the tools provided upload pdf files or Word documents Contact Alan Simmons alan

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