There are many bays and coves around the pebbly shores of Lake Taupo. State Highway One hugs the eastern shoreline of the lake and there are many rest areas set up for recreational purposes which feature picnic tables, trees for shelter, pebble beaches ideal for swimming from, fishing, and much more.
On a fine day visitors can enjoy a picnic on the shores of the lake with beautiful clear views of the volcanic mountains of the central plateau, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe, and the snowcapped Mt Ruapehu.
Lake Taupo actually fills a crater which was formed during the world's largest and most violent known volcanic eruption in 181AD. Today, the waters of Lake Taupo are a mecca for boating, water skiing, and recreational fishermen.
Pebble Beach of Mission Bay at the Mission Bay Scenic Reserve on the banks of Lake Taupo with Mt Ruapehu in the background, Central North Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 64mm.
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