View of the Western Bays from the Waihaha section of the trail
Image: Amelia Willis | DOC



Explore the remote bush, cliffs and waterfalls of the Western Bays of Lake Taupō. Normally accessible only by boat, these trails take you through a variety of landscapes with fantastic lookout points.

This track is part of the Great Lake Trail (Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails).

13 km | 17 km

Walking and tramping

3 hr 30 min | 4 hr Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

1 hr 30 min | 2 hr Intermediate: Grade 3

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times. Other pets on conservation land rules.



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