The land faulting that shaped some of Lake Taupō’s shoreline can be seen in this aerial view, particularly on the lake’s south-west side. The different landscapes around the lake are also visible – the once-forested land (now farms) to the north and west; the bush-clad Hauhungaroa Range, further west; the plantation forests east and north-east of the lake; and the rugged Kaimanawa Mountains to the south-east. At the bottom of the photo are Pīhanga mountain and Lake Rotoaira.
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