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Lake Taupo and the Kaweka Range, New Zealand

38.7S 175.8E

August 2nd, 2009 Category: Lakes

New Zealand - July 12th, 2009

New Zealand - July 12th, 2009

Lake Taupo, left, is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand. It has a perimeter of approximately 193 kilometres, a deepest point of 186 metres and a surface area of 616 square kilometres.

The largest lake by surface area in the country, it is drained by the Waikato River, while its main tributaries are the Waitahanui River, the Tongariro River, and the Tauranga-Taupo River.

In this orthorectified image, the Kaweka Range is visible to the south and east of the lake, as is a large agricultural area between the two.

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