The Great Lake Trail follows the western shore of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, from Whakaipo Bay to Waihaha. Once complete it will provide 93 km of all-weather riding through pristine native forest, with stunning views across Lake Taupo to the Tongariro National Park.
Riders will have the option of riding the full trail over two to three days, or choosing shorter riding options to suit your fitness, experience and the time you have available. A water taxi will be available to drop you and your bike at various access points along the trail and there will also be the option having your bags delivered to your overnight destination.
While still under construction, two sections of the Great Lake Trail (between Whakaipo Bay and Whangamata Road) are open and ready to ride.
The Great Lake Trail is being developed through a partnership involving Bike Taupo, the Taupo District Council, the Department of Conservation and the New Zealand Cycle Trail Project.