WAIKATO: TAUPO

12-Nov-13

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Ferry Rd Carpark

star rating of 4

by Chris Gaelic

Ferry Rd, Taupo Central, Napier, Hawkes Bay

Phone: 07 376 0899

rvexplorer id: 17879

Parking overlooking the lake

 

Overnight parking sign

 

UPDATE" 1-Jan-2018

The Ferry Rd Carpark is no longer available for overnight parking!

 

The Ferry Rd Carpark overlooks Lake Taupo and is a short walk from the town centre. Overnight parking for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights is allowed for self-contained motor caravanners.

 

Like the Marina parking area at the end of Ferry Road, this is a prime location for motor-caravanners to enjoy. Taupo is visitor-focussed, and there is plenty to do - or you can use this a a base to explore the wider area around the lake.

 

If you're visiting from overseas, you should know that Lake Taupo is the crater of a huge super-volcano that first erupted around 27,000 years ago. It has erupted several times since, the last occassion being around 1,200 years ago.

 

The idyllic scene looking out over the lake today was formed by some of the largest eruptions that have ever occured around the world. The last eruption correlates with both the Romans and Chinese recording their sky as turning red.

 

So, today you can take a plane flight over this now beautiful area, go fishing in the lake, visit thermal pools that are still active, or just walk into town to eat out.

 

Lakefront parking

 

Stunning sunset

 

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