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Great Lake Trail

Taupo 3351, New Zealand
+64 7-376 7207
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Grab a map and pick your trail and enjoy a fantastic walk or cycle if you're into cycling. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allgoodthyngs
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Beauty

Taupo boasts of its great cycle trails... with good reason. A ton of hard graft has gone into... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Mike P
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Taupo, New Zealand
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The Great Lake Trail is a 70 kilometre purpose built mountain biking/walking/running trail situated close to Lake Taupo in the centre of New Zealand's North Island. The trail follows the western shore of Lake Taupo, and takes in stunning views across to the volcanic mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Anyone with a moderate level of fitness can, and should, experience The Great Trail.
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Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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+64 7-376 7207
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grab a map and pick your trail and enjoy a fantastic walk or cycle if you're into cycling. We walked at several different spots and enjoyed the scenery very much. The trail is shared with cyclists so keep your wits about you, some are courteous...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Taupo boasts of its great cycle trails... with good reason. A ton of hard graft has gone into creating fantastic riding!

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Lake Taupo is a stunning and beautiful location. To be able to take the Great Lake Trail is a treat that only multiples the favorability of this area!

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

This is a enjoyable trail walk along the Lake Taupo and good way to click some memorable photos. Need to wear appropriate footwear and clothes for cold and windy conditions.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

With several sections to ride, there are options. Our latest excursion was the Kawakawa Bay section to Kinloch. For a winter ride we had it pretty good. The trails were a bit squishy in places but nothing like I expected although it does tend to...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

Based in Kinloch for the weekend, we managed two sections of the Great Lake Trail - W2K and K2K. W2K - We walked Kinloch to Whakaipo Bay and return, a 28km round trip, but missed the headland loop which we left for next time, daylight...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

Great bike trip for family with three teenage girls. Left car at the Kawakawa track start, biked to Kinloch (about 1.5 hrs biking time), had lunch at the cafe in Kinloch, left the teens exploring Kinloch while ma and pa biked back to get the...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2017

We just did the Kinloch to the headland lookout on the W2K track and will be back to do more another time. We have done the Huka Trail and lake pathway but weren't sure what to expect with the western rides so we decided to...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

a great experience for families and friends to do together! will do it again! Well organized and a fun activity for all!

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

On the Western edges of Lake Taupo there are 2-3 tracks well worth doing. The Waihaha trail is remarkably different from the Kawakawa to Kinloch section both in terms of scenery and track condition. The Waihaha is an amazing trail on pumice-like track that passes...More

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