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The newest section of the Great Lake Trails can be ridden by itself (12km) or part of a 36km loop that starts and finishes in Kinloch.
The 10km trail follows the Otaketake Stream and winds through native bush towards Whangamata Road, with stunning views across Lake Taupo and back towards Kinloch and Mt Tauhara. The new trail connects the Kawakawa Section of the Great Lake Trails (K2K Trail + Orakau Trail) and will take riders back to Kinloch via the beautiful Kawakawa Bay.
|Time||1.5-2 hours cycling | 3 hours walking|
|Direction||The trail can be ridden in both directions|
|Access, transport & guides||Park your vehicle in Kinloch and arrange for your shuttle to drop you off at the Orakau carpark in Whangamata Road - just 20 minutes from Kinloch.|
|Water taxi||A pre-booked boat transfer is available from Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch. A great option for those with low fitness levels or for children. Bookings are essential.|
|Dog access||Yes, dogs allowed|
|Trails nearby||K2K Trail and Orakau Trail, part of the Great Lake Trails|
The Great Lake Trails are proud to be part of Ngā Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trails network.
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