Great Lake Taupo
Whether you’re coming for the weekend or looking to turn your Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge into a holiday, there is plenty to keep participants and supporters entertained in the Great Lake Taupo region. With the largest lake in the southern hemisphere you’ll find every kind of water activity imaginable. Try your hand at trout fishing, conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and visit the mighty Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most popular natural attraction. Experience jet boating, white water rafting, bungy jumping and sky diving, then soak and re-vive in natural thermal hot pools. The stunning vistas of Great Lake Taupo will take your breath away. We look forward to welcoming you.
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All you have to do is book your plane ticket – we’ll take care of everything else. Bike tours are all about finding the right balance. The perfect mix of cycling, sightseeing, cafes, restaurants and rest. RIDE holidays promises you a fantastic week in one of New Zealand’s most scenic regions. Non-riding partners are very welcome and well catered for. In 2017 we will cater for both roadies and those who prefer the mud. See you soon.
Great Lake Trail
The Taupo region boasts some of the best bike trails in the world including the beautiful Great Lake Trail. The 71km of deep bush and lakefront trails offers iconic views of Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National Park. Many of the western areas of Lake Taupo, New Zealand, are only accessible by the Great Lake Trail so it is a gem for those seeking peace and tranquillity. The Great Lake Trail can be ridden across two days and a night, or split into sections to suit fitness levels and the time you have available.
New Zealands Cycle Trails
Rich in breath-taking scenery and must-see attractions, Nga Haerenga (‘The Journeys’) are an unforgettable way to explore New Zealand. Mostly off-road and traversing a remarkable range of landscapes, there are 22 Great Rides offering adventures for almost every age and ability. Just 1 hour away from Taupo is the Timber Trail, with spectacular suspension bridges spanning lush native forest valleys.
Natural High is one of New Zealand’s leading adventure tourism companies and carries the country’s largest fleet of rental bikes. Not only does Natural High have New Zealand’s best and largest selection of mountain and road bikes, they also stock tandems, children’s bikes, trailers and other cycling accessories. Natural High’s Auckland depot is conveniently located adjacent to Auckland International Airport or bikes can be relocated to Taupo by arrangement. They also specialise in guided and self-guided bicycle tours, sea kayaking tours and campervan rentals.
Auckland Branch: 10 Uenuku Way, off Tom Pearce Drive. Freephone 0800 444 144
Winter Hours (April - September): Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Spring, Summer & Autumn Hours (October - March):Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays
Plateau Bar & Eatery
Visit Plateau Bar & Eatery over the weekend for some great specials in conjunction with Forrest Wines and DB Export. See our offers page for more info.