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Great Lake Trail

Taupo 3351, New Zealand
+64 7-376 7207
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well maintained

Great lake trail along the great lake of Taupo is well maintained. I did not complete the trail but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
minimize940314
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Torrance, California
A must do for the family

We were dropped off at the start of the track by vehicle and picked up at the other end by boat... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great lake trail along the great lake of Taupo is well maintained. I did not complete the trail but only walked a part of it, but still enjoyed wonderful view. You may cycle as well.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were dropped off at the start of the track by vehicle and picked up at the other end by boat. The track is not difficult and is a gradual downhill walk, only to stop and listen to the native birds.

Thank ArcticTurtle
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

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 18 March 2018

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

Thank Mukesh G
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Reviewed 7 November 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 5 October 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.

Thank krazikams
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Reviewed 4 October 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

1  Thank Nuttykiwi
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Reviewed 19 June 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

3  Thank exile66
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Reviewed 1 May 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

1  Thank vanderBooms
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Reviewed 25 April 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

Thank Gavatron07
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