The inland town of Taupo is situated on the shores of New Zealand's biggest lake, Lake Taupo. It is a top NZ tourist destination, boasting world class trout fishing, breathtaking scenery, hot mineral pools and many outdoor activities like tramping, boating and climbing. It has a population of around 20,000 and its main economic drivers are tourism and forestry. There are more than 40 motels in Taupo
, many of them on or close to the shores of Lake Taupo.