No mud, no wind, no rain - Is this really Winter?

The volcanic eruption that created Lake Taupo spread pumice all over the Central Plateau region.

So, when the tracks of other regions disappear under puddles & mud during the winter months, the groomed tracks around Taupo have only a dusting of pine needles as water quickly drains away. 

Wairakei Terraces

Throw in a flat white before the ride, 40 km of dedicated one way MTB trails winding its way through forests & ferns, and a hot soak in a thermal pool after, mountain biking in Taupo seems rather civilized.

The hub of mountain biking in Taupo is Craters of the Moon, just south of Wairakei. There are tracks for all levels and abilities. Pick up a map at one of the great bike shops (along with great advice) or go through the maps and video’s on Bike Taupo's website to explore some fun rides.

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