Great Lake Trail

The Great Lake Trail is made up of the Whakaipo to Kinloch (W2K), Kawakawa and Chinamans mountain biking tracks. They are world class. From there Bike Taupo will be creating a new trail from Waihaha trail back to Waihora bay which will consist of another 35 or so km's.

The tracks are Grade 2-3 and are easily ridable for all abilities. The tracks are very technical in the wet or if it has been raiing for a couple fo days solid so be prepared.

Whakaipo to Kinloch (W2K):

Our recommendation is to start from the Kinloch side and do the headland loop clockwise if you have not done the track before.


Kawakawa Track( K2K)

Runs from the other side of Kinloch over to Kawakawa Bay up to Whangamata Road.

This as an awesome ride through beautiful native forest with views over the western bays of Lake Taupo and we recommend to ride it from Whangamata Rd to Kinloch if you have not done it before.

Waihaha and Waihora:

This trail runs from the Western Bay Access road to Kotutuku Landing in Waihora Bay. It is easily the best grade 3 mountain bike trail in the country.

Check out this great video:

Ride it to the lake and get the Bay2Bay to pick you up for an enjoyable day out over 32km.

Maps available in store are printed on rip-proof, water-proof paper for $3 (Part of this fund goes to trail enhancement).

Check out Tread Routes for more info.