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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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      • 6

      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (www.biketaupo.org.nz)

      Stats

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      Trails
      6
      Total Distance
      40 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      11,338 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,123 ft
      Total Vertical
      943 ft
      Reports
      16
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      291

      Popular Great Lake Trail Mountain Bike Trails

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      Photos of Great Lake Trail Mountain Bike

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      trail: W2K
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      Dec 15, 2017 @ 10:24am
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      W2K, Taupo
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      Dec 14, 2017 @ 8:24pm
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      W2K, Taupo
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      W2K, Taupo
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      trail: W2K
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      Dec 14, 2017 @ 8:22pm
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      Videos of Great Lake Trail Mountain Bike

      Our Ride in Taupo
      trail: W2K
      0:05 | 212 | Jan 21, 2011
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      user #1096023kanefleurytrailOrakauWhat a great winter track! Quick dry and...
      Jul 13, 2017 @ 4:27pm
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      user #1342761TonywaytrailW2KSlips cleared. Great job????????
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