Rotary Ride, Huka Falls and Aratiatia Dam

DISTANCE: 10km to Huka Falls and back, 20km down to Aratiatia Dam and back to town

DESCRIPTION: This is Bike Taupō's first track and it's the key to all the track systems by getting you between Taupō and Huka Falls then into Craters MTB Park. Starts at the car park in Spa Park which is at the end of County Avenue (there is a pump track off County Ave on your right). Rotary Ride is a very cool track to ride which splits in a number of places to a one way single track. A great ride from town after work in winter or summer. Link this with our Waikato River Float Trip.

During the ride you will pass the spectacular Huka Falls, make sure you get a photo the most photographed scenic attraction in New Zealand. From here you can either ride back to town through the Redwoods track and Kevs track or extend the ride down to Aratiatia Dam. The Dam gates open at; 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm (summer), and 10am, 12pm and 2pm (winter) and are an impressive sight. From time to time you may see a kayaker bouncing around in the Aratiatia Rapids (crazy stuff – thrill-seeking!).

From here it is a fantastic ride back to town by following the Bike Taupo signs pass the Wairakei geothermal power station, thought the back of the Wairakei Resort past a beautiful green thermal stream, then the Volcanic centre and the Hub Café. There are just too many attractions to list on this ride, why not make a day of it and spend the day visiting some of them, let us assist with your bookings. A great one for the family or less experienced or less fit riders.


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