MTB - Great Lake Trail - Waihaha & Waihora Bike Hire & Transport (Unguided)
- Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Taupo, Acacia Bay
- Product code: PHDZEW
Riding time: 4.5 – 5 hours, 30 minute boat transfer, Grade 3.
Mountain biking is a great way to experience the particular scenery from the Great Lake trail. Where else in the world do you ride all year round (pumice) tracks with extensive views of the lake and mountains, and ride next to a water fall.
You’ll meet us at our base in Acacia Bay or in Kinloch where we will set off by vehicle to the start of the Waihaha section of the Great Lake trail to begin your riding leg.
This trail has breath taking views of the Waihaha river canyon and waterfall (a must see hidden gem). It is surrounded by lush native bush including Tanekaha (celery pine) which is endemic to this region of the North Island. You will also see large outcrops of ancient volcanic rocks along the trail. The trail is on a mixture of pumice and natural dirt trails that descend into Kotukutuku Stream – via bridges and board walks to waterfall, then to lake edge.
At the Kotukutuku landing (a tranquil bay) you will be met by the boat transporter, where we will load bikes and head back to Kinloch. Acacia Bay (if big group) whilst eating a packed lunch.
On this trip part of the group could just ride the Waihora leg only, making the journey 17km approx. 2.5 – 3 hours riding.
This is a great ride with a couple of challenging climbs and switch-backs but you will get to ride some of the best flowing downhills you have ever experienced as the trail allows you to free roll around sweeping corners and bends. Feel the flow.
Not for a beginner.
Bike hire, shuttle and boat transfer package include:
- Bike shuttle from our base in Acacia Bay to and from trails
- Hard Tail Bike and equipment hire (bike,helmet, puncture repair kit)
- Boat transfer
- DOC concession ticket
- Optional guide on request
Having a guide is a great way to maximize the enjoyment of the trip for all participating. Our guides will not only show you the way and manage any incidents, they will brief riders on upcoming trail segments and can also explain some of the history of the area.
Our guides strive to provide the best possible biking experience, catering the trip to suit each individual’s needs and riding ability. They provide for a safer trip and are also very handy for unexpected incidents such as a tyre puncture.
Times (can be flexible with times for group bookings)
9am or time to coincide with Boat Transfer
Our Base – Unit 2 876 Acacia Bay Road