Trails end
but tales
continue

Trails end
but tales
continue

Trails end
but tales
continue

Trails end
but tales
continue

We’re Southern Lake Taupo’s most
experienced mountain bike operator

We’re Southern Lake Taupo’s most experienced mountain bike operator. We’ve been doing this since retro helmets were just helmets!

Southern Lake Taupo has some of the best mountain bike country in New Zealand. We know trails that ride through ancient beech forests, alongside magnificent trout rivers and past huge volcanoes.

We also have exclusive access to 3,800 hectares of trails including a genuine backcountry sheep station – some of the finest Taupo activities you’ll experience.

As we like to say “Trails end but tales continue…”

What you need to bring

  • Shorts
  • Polypro
  • Windbreaker
  • Sandshoes
  • Camera
  • Drink

We Provide

  • Bikes
  • Helmets
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Lunch

Rentals, Guided Trails and Shuttles

Bikes for Rent

Bring your own bike or rent one of ours for two hours, a half-day or full day. All our rental mountain bikes are late models. Kid sized mountain bikes are available too. Helmets are included.

Guided Trails or Freedom Rides

Most of the Trails are clearly marked and require no guide, but you’re welcome to have one accompany you if you wish. Some rides though have an experienced guide included in the group price.

Shuttle Service

Leave your vehicle safe and secure at our depot and we’ll drop you at the start of the trail and pick you up at the end.

Departure point

The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi

Bike rental prices

2 hours: $30
Half day: $40
Full day: $50

Tongariro River Track

The Tongariro River track is a great trail for beginners or children. It follows this world famous trout river past rolling farmland, beach forests and fern glades with spectacular views at almost every bend.

Tongariro River Track

Rating

Beginners

Distance

10 x km return

Time

Allow 1 to 2 hours

Price

Rental: $30
Guided: $50

Tree Trunk Gorge

This is a short but beautiful track that weaves its way through native forest, with a short steep climb, a picturesque river ford and some wooden bridges en route.

The track is only 10kms but along the way you can also check out the awesome site of the Pillars of Hercules before biking down to the Poutu Intake on the Tongariro River.

Tree Trunk Gorge

Rating

Beginner – Intermediate

Distance

10km

Time

Allow 2.5 hours

Price

Bike and Shuttle: $75 per person
Guided: $85 per person