Taupo is a town on the shore of Lake Taupo, which occupies the caldera of the Taupo Volcano within the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. It is the seat of the Taupo District Council and lies within the southern Waikato Region. Taupo has a population of 24,700, June 2018. In 1953, Taupo turned into formally constituted as a borough, however from 1989 it has been administered by the Taupo District Council, the district along with each Taupo itself and the encircling hinterland. Despite this, it is from time to time referred to as a city. It is the twentieth largest city place in New Zealand, and the second-largest within the Waikato Region, at the back of Hamilton.
The name Taupo, by using which the metropolis is commonly recognized, is the shortened version of its Maori name, Taupo-nui-a-Tia. Literally translated, Taupo-nui-a-Tia approach "The high-quality cloak of Tia"; the explorer Tia found the lake. Taupo is positioned at the hole of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake, in the northeast part of the lake in which it discharges to the Waikato River. The river flows over the outstanding Huka Falls, a brief distance north of the city. Taupo is a centre of volcanic and geothermal pastime and hot springs appropriate for bathing are positioned at numerous places in the vicinity. The volcanic Mount Tauhara lies six kilometres to the east.