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      The Great Lake Trail is an epic journey to invigorate your senses. It follows the shores of beautiful Lake Taupō, and takes in the stunning views across the water to the majestic volcanic mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Enjoy extensive native bush, dramatic scenery, serene lake views, powerful waterfalls, lyrical bird song and much more.

      There are three parts to the trail, on the western side of Lake Taupo is a 30 km section (Waihora & Waihaha) and on the northern side is a further 41 km of track in two sections (Orakau & K2K and W2K & Headland). Cycle the whole track in two or three days or break it up and choose the sections/links you want to experience.
      source: Great lake
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Whangamata Rd Car Park google parking directions
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      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (www.biketaupo.org.nz)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      5
      Total Distance
      40.3 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17.7 miles
      Total Descent
      2.1 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      2,123 ft
      Total Vertical
      943 ft
      Reports
      1
      Ridden Counter
      112

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