MTB - Great Lake Trail - W2K & Headland Loop Bike Hire & Transport (Unguided)
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Taupo, Acacia Bay
- Product code: PRB5NM
W2K only 2 – 2.5 hours. W2K and Headland loop 3.5 – 4.5 hours.
W2K – 13km. Headland Loop – 9.5km.
Total 22.5km one way
Our W2K and Headland Loop package is without a doubt the best way to experience the spectacular scenery from the Great Lake Trail by 2 wheels.
Starting from Boojum Dell. The trail climbs steadily up through native bush and up onto the headland providing great views across the lake and back down into Kinloch. At the junction of the Headland Loop there is a Toilet and map.
From here you have the option to ride the Headland Loop trail that follows the top of the Whangamata Bluffs out to the end of the headland. More great native bush and awesome views across the lake to the Kaimanawas, Karangahape Cliffs and Tongariro National Park (the best view anywhere of Great Lake Taupo). There is also a short lookout trail that offers views of Kinloch and Whangamata Bay. Listen out for the birds!!
Once back at the junction, you will continue to ride down the undulating pumice trail through that loops around contours on the hillside through native bush. At the end of the track you will ride through farmland, past paddocks of sheep and down into Whakaipo Bay which is one of the last untouched public and farmed reserves left on the shores of Lake Taupo. This place is so rustic and raw, you will be speechless.
A good climb still for less experienced or less fit riders that rewards you with everything you could want from a ride; great views, fast and flowing down hills, a real mountain bike ride pleaser.
This trip can be run in the opposite direction too. A good climb still for less experienced or less fit riders that rewards you with everything you could want from a ride; great views, fast and flowing downhills and a workout!
Package Tours include:
- Courtesy transport from our base in Acacia Bay to and from trails
- Hard Tail Mountain Bike and equipment Hire (bike, helmet, puncture repair kit)
- 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
- Our Base – Unit 2 876 Acacia Bay Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo