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Taupo's Top Walks

Easy trails and paths to walk while in Taupo - ideal for kids too

Map of the trails

1. Great Lake Walkway - Taupo to Wharewaka Point / 5 Mile Bay - approximately 7km

Start from the Lake Taupo Yacht Club found by the Taharepa Reserve and follow the lakefront path which skirts the lake and meanders in front of some classic kiwi baches (and some beautiful homes too) around Waipahihi Bay. The path is a shared cycleway and footpath. Continue past 2 Mile Bay, Rainbow Point Reserve, Wharewaka Point and onwards to 5 Mile Bay for those that would like a little more distance.

Playgrounds (and a BBQ) are available at Wharewaka Point with plenty of picnic spots along the way. Toilets are found in each of the bays. This, along with many other walks are open for dog walking but take your leash and rubbish bags!