Mountain biking is a great way to experience the particular scenery from the Great Lake trail. Where else in the world do you ride down a water fall and see the stunning views of the lake?
Distance 17km - Approx 2-3 hours riding. Boat transfer 30 minutes.
You'll meet us at our base in Acacia Bay or in Kinloch where we will set off by vehicle to the start of the Waihaha section of the Great Lake trail to begin your riding leg.
This track has extraordinary and scenic beautiful link and offers expansive views over the Lake Taupo, view of Tongariro Crossing. You are riding through volcanic rock formations, on a mixture of pumice and natural dirt trails that descend into Kotukutuku Stream – via bridges and board walks to waterfall, then to lake edge.
At the Kotukutuku landing (a tranquil bay) you will be met by the boat transporter, where we will load bikes and head back to Kinloch while eating a packed lunch.
Distance 19km – Approx 2.5-3 hours
Start at Whangamata road car park, and finish in Kinloch.
On this Ride you will follow the trail down Orakau stream and through flax wetlands, native bush to Kawakawa Bay (beautiful bay on lake edge) – along the way see Tongariro national park. From Kawakawa bay start steadily climbing rough native bush to headland which provides great views over Lake Taupo, at headland you will start descending back down into Kinloch.
Some good climbs but short, less challenging for less experienced and less fit riders.
On this trip you could just ride the Orakau leg and have a boat transfer back to Kinloch. Additional Boat Transfer charge will apply
|Per Person Prices – for number of people in group.||1||2||3||4+|
|2 days of shuttle transport (to/ from base or Taupo) and boat transfer.||$220||$220||$220||$195|
|GROUP TOTAL (for number of people)||$220||$440||$660||$780|
|Optional Extras – per person|
|Bike Hire for 2 days||$100||$100||$100||$100|
|Guiding for 2 days||$360||$180||$120||$90|
|Packed lunch for 2 days||$40||$40||$40||$40|
These prices include DOC (Department of Conservation) track fees.
Guiding Price adjustment:
If an individual (1 person (solo flyer) – if another booking comes through your fee will reduce to $90.00 per day
Additional Track Blurb:
Please refer to our Mountain Biking section for additional information