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 change321 ft
Altitude min1,181 ft
Altitude max1,768 ft
Altitude start1,221 ft
Altitude end1,542 ft
Distance climb7.3 miles
Distance down7.5 miles
Distance flat1.5 miles
Avg reverse time03:43:24
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