Anyone coming to Great Lake Taupō to mountain bike faces lots of amazing tracks and choices – and I mean lots!

Resting Kiwi with an abundance of local knowledge can help you sort your rides, grades, the best bike hire and transport depending on experience, fitness and the time available.

Guided or unguided mountain biking is probably the best days exercise you could ever hope for – to be perfectly rounded off by a swim in the lake and barbecue at your Resting Kiwi boutique accomodation.

Whether you want a Great Lake Trail experience up, over and around headlands from, for example, picturesque Kinloch or Whakaipo Bay, or a Craters of the Moon challenge on single track trails that meander through felled land and native bush, a shared pedestrian cycleway or the scenic, energetic route to Huka Falls from Spa Park – getting advice will save you time and pedal power . For the biggest rides you might also need to get up close and personal with our local bike and boat operators or helicopter pilots to really ride with the champions!

Bike Taupō’s mountain bike tracks are world renowned and accredited by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) as a Silver Ride Centre. This is the first such accreditation in NZ. Most tracks can be ridden year round as the free draining pumice soil surface means that even in wet weather there is normally little or no mud.

The Great Lake Trail, part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) network offers 71 kilometre of fantastic riding through native forest, by lake and river edge and across pastoral land. It follows the western shore of our Great Lake Taupō providing stunning views across to Tongariro National Park, a dual World Heritage area – views that are ‘to die for!’.



With so much choice fees are impossible to calculate. What is vital to know is that if you are a mountain bker then Resting Kiwi wants to do everything possble to make sure you have a great, safe time. Email me and lets get talking so that by the time you arrive you can just get going!