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Discover epic Taupo trails | 3-day itinerary

Bike Taupo hosted international mountain bike legend Bas van Steenbergen and current Queen of Crankworx and three times Canadian downhill national champion Vaea Verbeeck for an epic few days riding in Taupo New Zealand. In between trails, they threw themselves off a ledge, soaked in hot pools and experienced Taupo’s après-bike scene!

Holiday like Bas and Vaea on this 2-night, 3-day mountain biking adventure.


Bas and Vaea discover epic Taupo trails

Stay - Lakeside accommodation

Check in to your stunning one bedroom suite at The Anchorage Resort – lakeside, with amazing views across the bay. Relax beside the lake, or take a dip in the onsite heated pool and spa, the perfect spot to complete your days adventures.

Day one

Ride the Great Lake Trails

Make your way to Kinloch this morning to begin your epic adventure. Ride the Waihaha Section of the Great Lake Trails with FourB. Discover towering volcanic rock cliffs, spectacular views and a waterfall hidden deep in the Waihaha Valley. The trail has been built with flowing corners and fun downhills, and some short switchback climbs to keep you honest.

Finish your ride at the breathtaking Kotukutuku Beach for a well-earned rest on the lakefront, before your transfer with Taxicat Adventrues back to Kinloch.

30km | Intermediate | Grade 3

If you're keen to ride further, you can arrange for the water taxi to drop you at Kawakawa Bay to ride the second half of the Kawakawa Section of the Great Lake Trails back to Kinloch (9km).


AJ Hackett Taupo Bungy and Swing

Keep the heart pounding at AJ Hackett Taupo Bungy. Leap from New Zealand’s only clifftop bungy, 47 mtrs above the Waikato River, then take the exhilarating AJ Hackett Taupo Swing, reaching speeds of up to 70kmh. Book online.


Finish your epic day, relaxing and watching the sun set with a well-earned drink and scrumptious wood fired pizza at 2 Mile Bay Sailing Club, just a short walk from your accommodation this evening.

Day two

Explore Craters Mountain Bike Park

This morning take on the trails at the iconic Craters MTB Park, just 10 minutes north of Taupo township. All trails run through exotic pine and eucalyptus plantations with trails to suit all ages and abilities and ranging for 2-50km. The volcanic pumice soils of Taupo allow for all year round riding with free draining soils ensuring perfect conditions, every day.

2-50km | Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Grade 2-5

NOTE: Shuttle services no longer available within Craters Mountain Bike Park


Hot soak

Complete your epic adventure and rest your tired muscles at Wairakei Terraces adults-only thermal hot pools. Surrounded by native bush and set below silica terraces and waterfalls, these thermal pools are rich in minerals and will have your body rested and rejuvenated for another day in the saddle.

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