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Welcome to Great Lake Taupo
Welcome to the Great Lake Taupo Region where the air bristles with a fresh vitality and the snow-touched mountains defy the minuscule efforts of mankind to shape the land. Here even the earth offers radiant heat to warm the sands by the water's edge. Wherever you go around Lake Taupo, nature reminds you that it remains king, extending its royal domain in every direction as far as the eye can see. Real estate around Lake Taupo is valued as some of the most exclusive that New Zealand has to offer, yet waterfront gems are still being uncovered by those discerning buyers that grasp how much untapped potential still rests within this world class resort area.
For the waterfront enthusiast Taupo offers crystal clear water, fresh air and exciting potential. The North Island resort nestles on the edge of a natural embankment overlooking one of New Zealand's largest lakes. A national jewel the size of Singapore, Lake Taupo is drawing people away from the crowded city offices and narrow strips of coastline thanks to the magnitude of its spectacular landscape. Taupo has also become the stage for a sophisticated mix of international cuisine, boutique shopping and the growing of fine vintages, as much for its geothermal wonders and adventurous sporting activities. Endowed with glorious views of magnificent mountains and silky smooth waters, Taupo waterfront properties offer the astute purchaser an unequalled lifestyle.
The village of Kinloch, 20 minutes west of Taupo, has ignited the imagination of even the most discerning buyer. Kinloch has attracted remarkable people and today stands testament to the clear foresight of the New Zealand Prime Minister who developed the village in the early 1950s. Sir Keith Holyoake's magnificent vision has recently been enhanced by the development of New Zealand's only Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Kinloch's recently improved marina provides even greater access to the Western Bays of Lake Taupo - an area of breathtaking waterfalls and native New Zealand bush extending to the water's edge. Casting a fly in one of the last enduring wild trout fisheries in the world remains a holy ritual for many residents and visitors alike.
Southern Lake Taupo and its surrounding settlements are set on the magnificent southern shores, where the mighty Tongariro River meanders through the heart of Turangi attracting 'fly fisher-people' from all over the world, looking to land the prized Rainbow Trout.
Originally developed in the mid 1960's by the Ministry of Works during the construction of the Turangi Hydro Scheme, the Turangi area is a Mecca for outdoor pursuits such as tramping, fishing and hunting, and is on the doorstep of the Tongariro National Park, a World Heritage Park featuring three major volcanoes; Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu, home to the North Island's only ski fields.
The Tongariro-Turangi region is a unique paradise of protected native bush, exotic forests and breath taking beauty, whilst the Western Bays offer both residents and visitors alike the opportunity to experience the quintessential Kiwi lifestyle all set around the sparkling waters of our Great Lake Taupo.
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