Webcam overlooking Lake Taupo
Taupo, sometimes spelled Taupo, is a town located in the central region of the North Island in New Zealand. Located on the shores of Lake Taupo, considered New Zealand’s largest freshwater lake.
Established as a district in 1953, Taupo has been the administrative center of Taupo District Council since its creation in 1989. It boasts the largest urban area in the Taupo District and the second largest urban area in the Waikato region after Hamilton. The population is approximately 26,100 (as of June 2022).
This town, located on the north-eastern shore of Lake Taupo, surrounds itself with a vast lake, a remarkable natural feature located in the caldera of Mount Taupo.
The Waikato River, which flows through the city, serves as an outlet from the lake, separating the central business district and the northern suburbs. Just a short distance north of the city, the river attracts attention with the impressive Huka Falls. Taupo is known for its volcanic and geothermal activity, and various locations nearby have hot springs suitable for bathing. In addition to the volcanic landscape, Mount Tauhara is located six kilometers to the east.