Taupo, Turangi & Tongariro Mountain Biking
Waikato River Trail, W2K, Great Lake Trail & more
The Great Lake Taupo region has some of the best mountain bike trails in the world with tracks ranging from gentle to heart pumping.
Many of the tracks follow beautiful bush trails, catching glimpses of the lake, rivers and mountains. There are many biking and cycling options for all ranges of fitness, experience and budgets.
Try biking the gullies and walking tracks of town or the pine scented exotic forests close by. For those who need the wilderness thrill, a fabulous volcanic adventure tour down the mountain is a great option. Thrill seekers can try heli-biking on the mountain, whilst the more sedate biker can relax and enjoy a ride through rolling bush tracks in the pine forest.
The Great Lake Taupo region is already well-known for our many cycling events but a new sculpture has cemented Taupo’s place as one of the top cycling centres in the country. A three-metre-high steel racing Giant Bike was unveiled on 20 September 2012 and is now permanently gracing the top of the Control Gates Hill informing locals and visitors alike that Taupo is a cycling town.
Mountain biking in Great Lake Taupo
Mountain Biking - Land Activities
Enjoy a rare opportunity to see a unique slice of Aotearoa New Zealand history in an area never before opened up to the public. On the slopes of Titiraupenga mountain...View Website
Mt Titiraupenga, Whakamaru
Geothermal Wonderland... Adventure Playground...
Mountain Biking Mecca... Tranquil Retreat...
Wairakei Tourist Park is riverside and rural, thermal and thoughtful with something for adrenalin junkies, quiet plodders and most things in between....
Tread Routes provides mountain bike expeditions. Partnering with the NZ Cycle Trail we offer fully supported point to point multi day trips with a high content of mountain bike specific...View Website
PO Box 463, Taupo
Southern Lake Taupo has some of the best, uncrowded mountain bike country in New Zealand. We can take you to some of the most breath-taking trails in New Zealand plus...View Website
Operating from the Whakapapa Holiday Park and Skotel Alpine resort, based in Whakapapa village.
We Offer on demand and scheduled transport to Whakapapa Ski Area.
Corporate & Group Activities available with Rapid Sensations.
Established in 1989, Rapid Sensations is Taupo's original rafting and kayaking company. With the addition of Kayaking Kiwi in 2004, we have grown...
Work underway on newest section of Great Lake Trail
Posted on Friday, 3 May 2013
Bike Taupo track builders say the latest section of Great Lake Trail they're working on is the toughest yet.
Read our Biking Blog for ideas or tips on the many fabulous biking trails within the Great Lake Taupo region.