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The Tongariro River Trail, starting in Turangi, is a gentle 14km loop track suitable for families and recreational riders. It follows the world-famous trout river past rolling farmland, beech forests and fern glades with spectacular views at almost every bend. Find out more about the Tongariro River Trail.
Craters Mountain Bike Park is a purpose-built mountain bike park located only a short 5-minute drive from Taupo town, with trails ranging from children’s entry level to technical cross country. Find out more about Craters Mountain Bike Park.
Voted New Zealand's Favourite Urban Ride in 2017, the Great Lake Pathway along Taupo's lakefront is bike riding at its most basic level — even tots with training wheels can cope with this ride. Perfect for the whole family with great lunch, coffee, ice-cream and picnic spots along the way. Find out more about the Great Lake Pathway.
The Huka Trails vary between grade 1 to 3 and meander along both sides of the Waikato River, connecting Taupo town with Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam, the Wairakei Tourist Park and Craters Mountain Bike Park. Take a leisurely short ride or make a day of it. Find out more about the Huka Trails.
Sections of the Waikato River Trails are suitable for children of all ages. These are the Karapiro, Maraetai and parts of the Whakamaru sections. Other sections; Waipapa & Arapuni are more suited to older teenagers. Find out more about the Waikato River Trails.
Taupo has long been a favourite family holiday spot where kids can get out into nature and go adventuring, just like kids are made to do. Our family itinerary highlights the best of our fun activities to suit every age and stage in the family.