Lake Taupo,Newzealand

Chelmswood Motel    Very good 8.4 Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania after Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea).
Lake Taupo has a perimeter of approximately 193 kilometres, a deepest point of 186 metres. It is drained by the Waikato River (New Zealand's longest river), while its main tributaries are the Waitahanui River, the Tongariro River, and the Tauranga Taupo River. It is a noted trout fishery with stocks of introduced brown trout and rainbow trout.
Main article: Taupo Volcano
Lake Taupo lies in a caldera created by a supervolcanic eruption which occurred approximately 26,500 years ago. According to geological records, the volcano has erupted 28 times in the last 27,000 years. It has ejected mostly rhyolitic lava, although Mount Tauhara formed from dacitic lava.

Location
Taupo District, Waikato Region, North Island
Coordinates
38°48′25″S 175°54′28″ECoordinates: 38°48′25″S 175°54′28″E
Type
crater lake, oligotrophic
Primary inflows
Waitahanui River, Tongariro River, Tauranga Taupo River
Primary outflows
Waikato River
Catchment area
3,487 km2 (1,346 sq mi)
Basin countries
New Zealand
Max. length
46 km (29 mi)
Max. width
33 km (21 mi)
Surface area
616 km2 (238 sq mi)
Average depth
110 m (360 ft)
Max. depth
186 m (610 ft)
Water volume
59 km3 (14 cu mi)
Residence time
10.5 years
Shore length1
193 km (120 mi)
Surface elevation
356 m (1,168 ft)

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