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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.

On the western shores of Lake Taupo is the Great Lake Trail, one of 'Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail' leading mountain bike tracks. Once complete the Great Lake Trail will offer a multi-day all-weather experience. The free draining pumice soils of the Great Lake Taupo region provide true all weather riding, even in the rain there is very little mud on the track.The views across the lake are stunning, and the native bush surrounding the track is home ot many native species.

A water taxi service has just launched, and offers transfers for both mountain bikers and walkers, from lake edges og the Great Lake Trail to Kinloch, and there are shuttle services operating to the start of each of the tracks within the Great Lake Trail.

Bike Taupo is a cycling advocacy group who aim to promote cycling as a healthy, environmentally friendly and convenient form of transport and recreation in the Great Lake Taupo region. Visit their website for information about the work they do and other biking tracks within the region.

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Mountain biking in Great Lake Taupo

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Tread Routes :: click here for more information

Offering multi-day itineraries or custom trips. Specializing in en-route catered camping and long distance mountain biking expeditions. Transport and guiding by cycling enthusiasts for 30+ North Island tracks on the...

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PO Box 463, Taupo

Wairakei Tourist Park Taupo NZ :: click here for more information

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....

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Wairakei, Taupo

The Timber Trail :: click here for more information

Welcome to The Timber Trail

Kia Ora, nau mai, haere mai!

Experience the feeling of being suspended in time, as you begin your ride along the 85km Timber Trail. Boasting some of...

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198 Barryville Rd, Pureora Village, Pureora, RD 7 Te Kuiti

Chris Jolly Outdoors Guided Bike Tours :: click here for more information

Chris Jolly Outdoors has added another exciting branch to their already comprehensive range of outdoor activities. Guided Biking Tours around beautiful Lake Taupo. Whether you're a novice cyclist or looking...

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Ferry Road, Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo

Tongariro Mountain Biking :: click here for more information

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...

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95 Atirau Rd, Turangi

Awhina Wilderness Experience :: click here for more information

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...

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Mt Titiraupenga, Whakamaru

Rapid Sensations Mountain Biking-Taupo-Craters of the Moon :: click here for more information

Explore the unique and geothermal surroundings of Craters of the Moon and build your riding skills on a variety of single tracks.Depending upon ability, peddle alongside the Waikato River which...

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413 Huka Falls Rd, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo

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Great Lake Shuttles :: click here for more information

Mountain Biking Shuttle Service

Great Lake Shuttles provides mountain biking transport and shuttle services to all the popular mountain biking tracksand trails in the Taupo region including:
•Wairakei Forest or Craters...

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Chris Jolly Outdoors Great Lake Trail Boat Transfers :: click here for more information

Chris Jolly Outdoors has just added a new boat to our fleet on Lake Taupo, which is designed to transfer bikers and walkers to and from the new Great Lake...

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Kinloch, Taupo

Blue Tui Shuttles :: click here for more information

Welcome to Blue Tui Shuttles

Supporting the NZ cycle trails… the Waikato River Trails, the Pureora Timber Trail and the Hauraki Rail Trail.

Blue Tui Shuttles offers a comfortable 10 seater van...

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Membership to Bike Taupo needed to access Craters of the Moon

Posted on Monday, 16 December 2013

Mountain bikers will now need to join Bike Taupō to use the Craters Mountainbike Park in Wairakei Forest.

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