5.8 miles
Distance
1,273 ft
Climb
-755 ft
Descent
00:57:38
Avg time

Orakau Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #909

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 change
    518 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,699 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,699 ft
  • Grade
    1.691%
  • Grade max
    -36.263%
  • Grade min
    40.937%
  • Distance climb
    2.9 miles
  • Distance down
    1.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:57:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:30
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Status:
on Dec 23, 2016
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Orakau Trail Reports

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Dec 23, 2016 @ 8:02pm
Dec 23, 2016
Vegetation encroaching from the sides otherwise fine
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Feb 18, 2017 @ 12:34am
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Orakau, Wellington

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