We used to go here during holiday breaks in the early 70s when the PND family lived there. Lake Taupo is almost in the center of the north island of New Zealand and the area is still volcanic. A little north of here is Rotorua which I remember as smelling like bad eggs. The white peak in the back ground of this photo is Mt Ruapehu which is over 9,000 feet. Geologists think that Lake Taupo may be a crater of a massive volcano that exploded eons ago. We had fun there.