This is a section of the Great Lake Cycle Trail.
From the carpark, weave through forest on a fun, flowing track towards the lake. There are a few fantastic lookouts on the way. After 14 km you will pass a toilet and some signs. There are no large hills in this section of the trail, but quite a few small ones. When you are 30 km from the car park, the trail descends steeply via a series of bridges and boardwalks, past Kotukutuku Waterfall to a beautiful beach on the shores of Lake Taupo. This is the end of the trail. There is a shelter and toilets here.
From Kotukutuku, it is either a long ride back to the road, or hopefully you have booked the boat to take you to Kawakawa Bay where the trail resumes.
The start of the trail is 54 km from Taupo, on the south side of the Waihaha River Bridge on Western Bays Road (Highway 32).
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More Stats for Waihaha and Waihora Link mountain bike trail
Altitude change-321 ft
Altitude min1,181 ft
Altitude max1,768 ft
Altitude start1,542 ft
Altitude end1,221 ft
Distance climb8 miles
Distance down7 miles
Distance flat1 miles
Avg reverse time03:52:35
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Waihaha and... Trail Reports
Apr 20, 2018 @ 8:51pm2 days
Apr 15, 2018 @ 2:29pmApr 15, 2018
|reporter Rode from road end to Kotukutuku. Track has some windfall debris but no obstructions. Great ride!|
Mar 12, 2018 @ 4:01pmMar 12, 2018
|Visibility and flow is interrupted by vegetation encroaching over track in parts, watch out for blackberry. This is causing some ‘interesting’...|
Mar 4, 2018 @ 2:07pmMar 4, 2018
|Probably needs some cutting back of vegetation (wear your cycling eyewear!). Was reasonably dry no serious mud. About halfway along Waihora had a...|
Dec 18, 2017 @ 12:17amDec 18, 2017
|The section from the highway parking to Waihaha road end is pretty overgrown in some places. Many thorns and ferns. To the extent that it...|
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