Kayak to Maori Carvings
If your ideal New Zealand trip includes a commune with nature and an exploration of native Maori culture, the carvings at Mine Bay, Lake Taupo are just what the travel agent ordered. Located in the North Island, Lake Taupo is the largest lake (by surface area) in the country, draining into the Waikato River. It has a coastline of about 193 kilometres, a surface area of 616 square kilometres, and is 186 metres deep at its deepest point. Comparatively, the lake is approximately the size of Singapore. The lake itself attracts over 1.2 million visitors a year. But by taking the time to venture off the beaten path, the diligent traveler will find a unique treat for the senses and an all-round spectacular experience – the carvings at Mine Bay.