Take in the view of Motuoapa Marina and Lake Taupo

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An easy short walk to a lookout point with panoramic views over the southern end of Lake Taupō.

Track overview

430 m return via same track

Walking and tramping

20 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this track


The track heads up to the volcanic cliffs behind Motuoapa, to a wooden viewing platform. The lookout offers excellent views of Stump Bay, Motuoapa Peninsula, the wetlands and Lake Taupō. Treat the area with respect as it's of cultural importance to the Ngati Tuwharetoa people.

Return via the same track. Or for a slight variation during the descent, continue along a path which leads to the northern end of the settlement, and return alongside the state highway to the track entrance.

Getting there

Motuoapa village lies 10 km north of Tūrangi on SH1. The track begins on Tangitu Street, at the northern end of Motuoapa Lodge.


Turangi Office
Phone:   +64 7 384 7106
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   turangi@doc.govt.nz
Address:   3 Town Centre
Turangi 3334
Postal Address:   Private Bag 2
Turangi 3353
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