Story: Volcanic Plateau places

Aerial view of Lake Taupō

Aerial view of Lake Taupō

The land faulting that shaped some of Lake Taupō’s shoreline can be seen in this aerial view, particularly on the lake’s south-west side. The different landscapes around the lake are also visible – the once-forested land (now farms) to the north and west; the bush-clad Hauhungaroa Range, further west; the plantation forests east and north-east of the lake; and the rugged Kaimanawa Mountains to the south-east. At the bottom of the photo are Pīhanga mountain and Lake Rotoaira.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Lake Taupō', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015