Taupo Walking & Hiking Guide
Here’s our pick of the best walks & hiking tracks in Taupo
Below are our favourite walks & hiking tracks in Taupo for your enjoyment. Walks are listed randomly and include full details along with stunning photos taken by us. You’ll find points of interest, track highlights, history, track quality, elevation and a personal run down on what we think about the walk. Taupo is an inspiring place to explore with plenty of great walking trails.
List of all walks in Taupo
Huka Falls Walk from Taupo
3 km • 1.5 hours one way • Easy • Once you reach Huka Falls there are plenty of different viewing points to watch the water rush through the tight ravine of sheer rock cliffs, creating a canal of big churning rapids.
Kawakawa Bay Track – K2K
Walk or bike the Kawakawa Bay Track from Kinlock up and over the hill down into Kawakawa Bay, 20 km drive from Taupo. Also part of the Great Lake Trail.
Mt Tauhara Summit Walk
2.80 km • 1 Hour 15 Minutes to the top • Medium • The hike to the top of Mt Tauhara Summit is worth every step as you take in the breathtaking scenery that stretches from Lake Taupo all way down into central NZ.
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