Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand. It is a volcanic lake. It is thought that there was a volcanic eruption in AD 70 and that the Romans recorded a disturbance. That was the time there was a huge volcanic eruption and here we have a huge lake. It was a huge explosion.
Not far away on the South West side is Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongario and Mt Ngarohoe, they are part of a large Tongario National Park and not too far away Waioru, where some of New Zealand Army base has their training.
Taupo is well above sea level and it is cool, dry and fresh air.
This part is a small village away from Taupo city on the South side.
It's an island that is off limits, the Maoris call it "Tapu" and there is a curse on anyone who visits unless you have special permission from the Maori Tohunga.
I believe it is a burial ground. A place that is "Tapu" is ground to stay well away from and it is labeled that for a very good reason