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A really well done walk/run/cycle way. This trip we’ve walked it, run it and cycled it - fun on all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KatreenaNZ
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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The biking/walking trail along the lake is well worth while doing for as far as you feel inclined... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
ToolesNZ
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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The Great Lake Trail is a 70 kilometre purpose built mountain biking/walking/running trail situated close to Lake Taupo in the centre of New Zealand's North Island. The trail follows the western shore of Lake Taupo, and takes in stunning views...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really well done walk/run/cycle way. This trip we’ve walked it, run it and cycled it - fun on all fronts. Great ammenities and well maintained. Will be back with the dog next visit. If you can stay lakefront because then you have direct access.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KatreenaNZ
Reviewed 8 December 2018

The biking/walking trail along the lake is well worth while doing for as far as you feel inclined to go. The views are fantastic and there's plenty of stopping off places

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ToolesNZ
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Really pleasant walk with good path, outstanding views, nice bush and dogs can be off leash. Remember to take your own supplies though and water for the dog

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank martin S
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Rented bikes for four hours to cycle part of the trail and it didn’t disappoint. Once you get away from the centre there are very few people and a relaxing environment. Great way to spend some hours when the weather is pleasant.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EddieAlexCook
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Great paths around the beautiful lake, do a tiny section or take days to go all the way around! Worthwhile

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank see-swim-hike
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We have such awesome tracks grab a bike and go and explore different levels so something for everyone.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Great lake trail along the great lake of Taupo is well maintained. I did not complete the trail but only walked a part of it, but still enjoyed wonderful view. You may cycle as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were dropped off at the start of the track by vehicle and picked up at the other end by boat. The track is not difficult and is a gradual downhill walk, only to stop and listen to the native birds.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ArcticTurtle
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Grab a map and pick your trail and enjoy a fantastic walk or cycle if you're into cycling. We walked at several different spots and enjoyed the scenery very much. The trail is shared with cyclists so keep your wits about you, some are courteous...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Taupo boasts of its great cycle trails... with good reason. A ton of hard graft has gone into creating fantastic riding!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mukesh G
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