From the Whangamata Road carpark, the trail follows the Orakau Stream and Harakeke (flax) wetland through regenerating native bush down to Kawakawa Bay on the edge of Lake Taupō. The trail is generally downhill and offers views across the lake to the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park.
This trail makes up part of the Great Lake Cycle Trail (along with the K2K and W2K trails).
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Orakau mountain bike trail
Altitude change518 ft
Altitude min1,181 ft
Altitude max1,699 ft
Altitude start1,181 ft
Altitude end1,699 ft
Distance climb2.9 miles
Distance down1.8 miles
Distance flat1.1 miles
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Orakau Trail Reports
Dec 23, 2016 @ 8:02pmDec 23, 2016
|Vegetation encroaching from the sides otherwise fine|
Technical Trail Features (TTF)
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