Lake Taupo

New Zealand's largest lake

Lake Taupo is the caldera of the supervolcano named Taupo Volcano. Lake Taupo is New Zealand's largest lake.

Lake Taupo
Lake Taupo is located in North Island
Lake Taupo
Lake Taupo
LocationTaupo District, Waikato region, North Island
Coordinates38°48′25″S 175°54′28″E / 38.80694°S 175.90778°E / -38.80694; 175.90778
TypeCrater lake, oligotrophic
Primary inflowsWaitahanui River, Tongariro River, Tauranga Taupo River
Primary outflowsWaikato River
Catchment area3,487 km2 (1,346 sq mi)
Basin countriesNew Zealand
Max. length46 km (29 mi)
Max. width33 km (21 mi)
Surface area616 km2 (238 sq mi)
Average depth110 m (360 ft)
Max. depth186 m (610 ft)
Water volume59 km3 (14 cu mi)
Residence time10.5 years
Shore length1193 km (120 mi)
Surface elevation356 m (1,168 ft)[1]
IslandsMotutaiko Island (11 ha)[2][3]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

References change

  1. "Lake levels". Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  2. "Motutaiko Island: Current Nga Whenua Rahui and Matauranga Kura Taiao projects". Department of Conservation. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014.
  3. Cussen, Laurence (1887). "Notes on the Physiography and Geology of the King Country". Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 20: 317–332. See Lake Taupo, pp 328–331