TRAIL ALONG THE MIGHTY WAIKATO RIVER
At Huka Falls you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power with more than 220,000 litres of water per sec barreling over 11meter high waterfall. The Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river, moves gracefully north from Lake Taupō between banks 100 metres apart.
ONLY 10 MINS
We are only 10 minutes away from the Huka Falls by mountain bike, take an electric e-bike be there in 5 minutes. This tourist attraction is a must see in Taupō and we highly recommend going for a ride down to the Aratiatia dam for the opening.
Aratiatia Dam opening times
Summer – October to March
4 times a day at: 10am - 12pm - 2pm - 4pm
Winter – April to September
3 times a day at: 10am - 12pm - 2pm
Some of the most memorable scenes from Peter Jackson's movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the dwarves are escaping from the captivity of the Elves by hiding in barrels which were thrown down stream. Filming was done at two locations, the Aratiatia Rapids on the Waikato River, and the South Island’s beech tree-lined Pelorus River in the Marlborough region.
Don't forget to stop at the Western side of the river, passing a crystal clear & very hot Geothermal Stream.
If you're hungry, visit the Prawn Park for a spot of Prawn Fishing or have a beautiful Lunch over looking the Waikato River. Also you will pass Shooters Golf Driving Range & the Famous Huka Honey Hive.
At the end of your ride there is food and coffee at the Hub waiting for you to finish the day.
With craters MTB park right at our doorstep and the Huka Falls in our backyard FourB is the one stop shop for all your riding needs. We have options for the whole family including smaller bikes for the young ones.
WHAT YOU GET
All equipment is included such as a helmet, entry ticket to craters of the moon mountain bike park and expert advice. We will take care of the hard work by washing and lubricating the bike when you return it. Or have a look at one of our bespoke options: