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Waihora Trail - Great Lake Trails

Ride amongst vast stands of Kamahi, through volcanic rock formations and past the intriguing Echo Rock before you start to descend down the Kotukutuku Stream.

From the Waihaha Road junction, the trail continues along towards Kotukutuku Landing. This section is extraordinarily beautiful with big blue skies and expansive views from the Waihora lookout across Lake Taupo to the majestic volcanoes of Tongariro National Park.

Ride amongst vast stands of Kamahi, through volcanic rock formations and past the intriguing Echo Rock before you start to descend down the Kotukutuku Stream via the unique engineering feat of bridges, platforms and boardwalks. You will emerge onto the beach in a tranquil bay where you will meet your pre-booked boat transfer across to Kinloch.

Transport out from the end of the Waihaha section of the trail at Kotukutuku Landing is by pre-booked boat shuttle only. There is no trail link between the end of the Waihaha section and the Kawakawa section.

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