5.8 miles
1,273 ft
-755 ft
Avg time

Orakau Details

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    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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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).

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More Stats for Orakau mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    518 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,699 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,699 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2.9 miles
  • Distance down
    1.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.1 miles
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    • Updated on Wed 2015-12-30 @ 3:07pm
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