Top Mountain Biking Trails in Taupō

Set amidst stunning scenery and atop of the regions unique free-draining pumice soil these internationally-acclaimed mountain biking trails are a must-try.

Great Lake Trail

Dishing up an invigorating mix of inland forest and shoreline track, the Great Lake Trail is definitely one for the fit rider. This all-seasons trail features seriously inpiring views across to the peaks of Tongariro National Park.

Lake Taupo
Water taxi on Great Lake Trail, Lake Taupo

By Derek Morrison

Water taxis ferry riders to the Great Lake Trail's access points, and are en experience in themselves.

Puntos destacados

  • Vast lake and mountain views
  • Enchanting forest
  • Fun, flowing trail


  • By car: 20mins from Taupo



Craters of the Moon Bike Park

Located in the Wairakei Forest, the network of expertly built trails of Craters Mountain Bike Park provides an unforgettable riding experience for beginners through to expert riders. 

Lake Taupo
Craters Mountain Bike Park, Lake Taupo

By Destination great Lake Taupo

This all-seasons bike park consists of 55km of trails through Wairakei Forest.

Puntos destacados

  • Expertly built
  • Fun and flowing downhills
  • Big jumps and drops


  • By car: 10mins from Taupo


Beginner - Expert

The Timber Trail

Traversing the wilderness of Pureora Forest Park, this adventure ride showcases beautiful native forest and many rare native bird species as well as the fascinating logging history of the forest.

Lake Taupo
The Timber Trail, Lake Taupo

By The Timber Trail

Large suspension bridges are a highlight of this back country ride through native forest.

Puntos destacados

  • Ancient forests
  • Rich culture & heritage
  • Thrilling suspension bridges



Easy - Intermediate

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