19 miles
Distance
2,871 ft
Climb
02:28:01
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4076
  • Year Opened
    2014

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.

Access Info

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).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waihaha and Waihora Link bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -321 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,768 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,542 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,221 ft
  • Grade
    -0.374%
  • Grade max
    -80.271%
  • Grade min
    79.179%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    02:28:01
  • Avg reverse time
    03:52:35
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Status:
on Jun 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to waihaha-and-waihora-link trailhead (-38.700400, 175.683350)
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Waihaha and... Trail Reports

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Jun 1, 2018 @ 9:21am
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Apr 15, 2018 @ 2:29pm
Apr 15, 2018
reporter Rode from road end to Kotukutuku. Track has some windfall debris but no obstructions. Great ride!
Mar 12, 2018 @ 4:01pm
Mar 12, 2018
Visibility and flow is interrupted by vegetation encroaching over track in parts, watch out for blackberry. This is causing some ‘interesting’...
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Kaitoke137 (Jun 1, 2018 at 9:23)
 This trail is 31km each way making a total of 62km and not the 3.4km stated.
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