From Tuapo township, the adventure beings with a drive to one of three trailheads. Choose to bike one, two or all three stags of the Great Lake trail depending on how much time you have. All three provide relatively easy mountain biking through and interesting volcanic landscape of native forest, large rock outcrops, and welcoming bays on the shores of New Zealand’s largest lake.
Those keen to ride the Great Lake Trail from the Western Bays Road to Tuapo township need to arrange a boat to shuttle them between two sections. The Whole journey around the lake is 54 km of fantastic singletrack.