Best trails in Taupo, Waikato

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Looking for a great trail near Taupo, Waikato? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Aratiatia Rapids Scenic Reserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Taupo ranging from 1.1 to 13.1 miles and from 1,154 to 2,319 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Taupo, Waikato
Top trails (13)
#1 - Mount Tauhara
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
To get to the start of the walk head out of Taupo on State Highway 5 towards Napier, go through the new roundabout and turn in about 3 k’s off at Mountain Road on your left hand side. The views are spectacular and well worth the hard slog. Doing the first part over the farmland is not so exciting but once up into the bush there are some great sections.Show more
#2 - Huka Falls Loop
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 13 m
Good for beginners, tourists and children. Short walk. Immediate gratification with views. Don't expect a hike. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/central-north-island/places/taupo-area/things-to-do/huka-falls-tracks/Show more
#3 - Craters of the Moon Loop
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 44 m
There is a $8 entrance fee to get into the park. Easy walk through interesting scenery. Show more
#4 - Redwoods to Huka Falls Trail
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#5 - Aratiatia Walkway
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 6 h 7 m
#6 - Tokaanu Thermal Pools and Park Loop
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 11 m
#7 - Kinloch to Whakaipo Bay
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 6 h 56 m
This trail contains an equal mix of uphill, downhill and flat sections, making it suitable for those with moderate fitness levels or for beginners ready to progress to the next level of riding.Show more
#8 - Kawakawa Bay Track
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
#9 - Waihaha Trail
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 8 h 33 m
#10 - Whakamoenga Point
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 32 m
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