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Summit of Mt Tauhara

The trail to the top of Mt Tauhara is a favourite hike with locals and visitors. This 2.5km trail climbs to the summit at 1,088 metres, offering panoramic views over Lake Taupo and the central North Island.

It is challenging and steep in places, so be prepared by wearing sturdy footwear and taking plenty of water, snacks and warm clothing as there is often a cool wind at the summit. Mount Tauhara is a culturally significant landmark for local Maori. Walkers are asked to keep to the track and respect the environment.

Distance 2.8km
Grade Intermediate
Time required


No pets allowed  
Physical address:
94 Mountain Rd
New Zealand