We spent two nights in the vicinity of Lake Taupo, a beautiful part of the country. Lake Taupo is the size of Singapore so absolutely vast to explore. We chose to take a sailing boat cruise on the lake which is a lovely way to drift along.
Excuse the gentleman's leg in this one!
I hope it gives you a feel of the day. We saw the Maori stone carvings but you will have to wait to see those photos. Sadly it was too choppy for a dip although I am not sure I would have been brave enough to jump in! I can assure you there wouldn't have been any photos of that anyway! We did however enjoy a glass of wine on the return journey!