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Great Lake Trail

The Great Lake Trail offers many mountain biking and hiking options from one to three days long.
Red: Waihaha to Waihora | Green: K2K Otaketake loop | Blue: W2K Headland loop | i: I-site Taupō

One day tours

Ride these sections in one day,  choose between a combination of sections (monties) or one of the individual sections of the Great Lake Trail.

Make sure to select the correct pick-up location and drop-off location.

Mon-tiny 54km

Starting at the Waihaha entrance and ride 31 kilometres to Waihora Bay and catch the boat transfer to Kawakawa bay, turn right towards Kinloch and once in Kinloch ride over the marina bridge and turn left and follow the W2K signs towards Whakaipo bay. You can skip the 10km Head land loop if your feeling tired or running out of time. Expect to ride 45km without the head land loop or 54km with the head land loop.

Note: don't want to shuttle back to Taupō? Leave your car at Whakaipo Bay!

Pick-up location: I-Site Taupō, Whakaipo Bay
Drop-off location: Waihaha entrance

Average total ride time: 7-8 hours (incl. boat transfer)
Average distance: 54 kilometers
Average grade: 3 - Intermediate

This package includes: Waihaha Section + K2K Section + W2K Section
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Monty 78km

Starting at the Waihaha entrance then ride 31 kilometres to Waihora Bay and catch the Boat transfer to kawakawa Bay. Turn left and ride towards Orakau car park and then onto the Otaketake section of the loop to Kinloch, From Kinloch, ride over the marina bridge and turn left following the W2K signs. Complete the W2K section and head land loop and arrive back at your vehicle. Expect to ride approximately 78 kilometres on this big day out…

Pick-up location: I-Site Taupō, Whakaipo Bay
Drop-off location: Waihaha entrance

Average total ride time: 8-10 hours (incl. boat transfer)
Average distance: 78 kilometers
Average grade: 3 - Intermediate

This package includes: Waihaha Section + Otaketake Loop + W2K Section
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Full Monty 90km

Starting in Taupo town at the I-Site catch FourB great lake trail shuttle to Waihaha bridge and the beginning of the Waihaha/Waihora section, you then ride 31 kilometres to Waihora bay and catch the boat Transfer to kawakawa Bay. Turn left and ride towards Orakau car park and then onto the Otaketake section of the loop to Kinloch, From Kinloch, ride over the marina bridge and turn left following the W2K signs. Complete the W2K section and head land loop before riding along the Gravel road out of Whakaipo bay and turn right on Mapara road and ride towards acacia bay road where you turn left and ride back to Taupo. This is an epic day and should only be attempted by those who have a very good level of fitness. Expect to ride approximately ninety kilometres for this day.

Pick-up location: I-Site Taupō
Drop-off location: Waihaha entrance

Average total ride time: 10-12 hours (incl. boat transfer)
Average distance: 90 kilometers
Average grade: 3 - Intermediate

This package includes: Waihaha Section + Otaketake Loop + W2K Section + Taupō
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Waihaha Section + K2K Section 40km (incl. boat transfer)

Starting in Kinloch, Catch for the FourB Great lake trail shuttles to Waihaha Bridge, The start of the Waihaha/Waihora section. You then ride 31 kilometres to Waihora bay and catch the boat shuttle to Kawakawa bay, turn right towards Kinloch and Head up over the hill back to Kinloch, Expect to ride approximately 40km kilometres total.

Note: Make sure to book your return shuttle from Kinloch to Taupō, if pick-up is at the Taupō I-Site. Don't forget to book the boat to Kawakawa bay.

Pick-up location: I-Site Taupō, Kinloch
Drop-off location: Waihaha entrance

Average total ride time: 6 hours (incl. boat transfer)
Average distance: 40 kilometers
Average grade: 3 - Intermediate
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Waihaha Section 31km (popular)

The Waihaha/Waihora section of the Great Lake trail. Catch the fourb Great Lake trail shuttle from Kinloch Waihaha Bridge, the start of the Waihaha/Waihora section. Ride 31 kilometres Waihora Bay and catch the boat shuttle back to your vehicle In Kinloch.

Note: Make sure to book your return shuttle from Kinloch to Taupō, if pick-up is at the Taupō I-Site.

Pick-up location: I-Site Taupō, Kinloch
Drop-off location: Waihaha entrance

Average total ride time: 4 hours
Average distance: 31 kilometers
Average grade: 3 - Intermediate
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W2K Section 24km

Park your vehicle in Whakaipo Bay at the shelter with the maps and ride out to the road and catch the fourB Great Lake trail shuttle from the entrance to Whakaipo bay. From here you will be transferred to Kinloch, you then ride over the marina bridge turning left onto the W2K trail and begin the W2K section with the head land loop back to your vehicle expect to ride 24 kilometers with the Headland loop.

Note: Make sure to book your return shuttle from Kinloch to Taupō, if pick-up is at the Taupō I-Site.

Pick-up location: I-Site Taupō, Whakaipo bay entrance
Drop-off location: Kinloch Marina Shelter

Average total ride time: 3 hours
Average distance: 24 kilometers
Average grade: 3 - Intermediate
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Orakau to Whakaipo Bay 34/44km

You will be transferred to Orakau, you then ride to Kinloch and from there over the marina bridge turning left onto the W2K trail and begin the W2K section with the head land loop back to your vehicle expect to ride 24 kilometers with the Headland loop.

Note: Make sure to book your return shuttle from Whakaipo Bay to Taupō, if pick-up is at the Taupō I-Site.

Pick-up location: I-Site Taupō, Whakaipo Bay entrance
Drop-off location: Orakau entrance

Average total ride time: 6 hours
Average distance: 33 or 44 kilometers (44km incl. headland loop)
Average grade: 3 - Intermediate
Orakau to Whakaipo

Orakau to Kinloch 21km

Take the FourB great lake trail shuttle from either Taupo or Kinloch and get dropped at orakau carpark Ride The 21 kilometres via kawakawa Bay. Or the 14 kilometre Otaketake back to Kinloch Be Aware that both of these trails still have some difficult sections and would not be suitable for learner children or those that could not ride for an extended period of time.

Note: Make sure to book your return shuttle from Kinloch to Taupō, if pick-up is at the Taupō I-Site.

Pick-up location: I-Site Taupō, Kinloch
Drop-off location: Orakau entrance

Average total ride time: 3 hours
Average distance: 21 kilometers
Average grade: 2+ - Medium to intermediate
Orakau to Kinloch section

Pickup Locations

Be ready at the pickup locations during the weekend and public and school holidays for your FourB Shuttle.

Whakaipo Bay entrance

Mapara Road
Weekends at 9.20AM

Park your car at the shelter, and ride out to the main road (Mapara road) 
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Taupō I-Site

30 Tongariro Street, Taupō
Weekends at 9AM

Free parking available in the Marina
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Kinloch Marina

Pick up from the Shelter
Weekends at 9.45AM

Park your vehicle in the Kinloch boat parking near the harbour
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Two days

Day one: Waihaha to Waihora Section including return boat transfer to Kinloch and shuttles. (31km)

Day two: K2K Section and W2K Section from Orakau to Whakaipo Bay including shuttles. (44km)

Average total ride time: 10.5 hours
Average distance: 75 kilometers
Average grade: 3 - Intermediate

Three days

Day one: Waihaha to Waihora Section including return boat transfer to Kinloch and shuttles. (31km)

Day two: K2K Section and Otaketake from Kinloch including shuttles. (34km)

Day three: W2K + headland loop including shuttles. (24km)

Average total ride time: 12 hours
Average distance: 89 kilometers
Average grade: 3 - Intermediate 

all inclusive packages

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