Welcome to the picturesque Great Lake Taupo region. Flanked by stunning mountain ranges, national parks, native forests and home to the largest fresh water lake in Australasia, it's no wonder the Great Lake Taupo region is often referred to as 'Nature's Ultimate Playground'.
Visit the Great Lake Taupo region for some of the best bike tours and mountain biking trails in New Zealand, including the most recently completed trail in The New Zealand Cycle Trail network - The Great Lake Trail.
The free draining soil conditions in this region make the 200km+ of North Island mountain biking trails rideable all year-round.
This bike trail video guides will get you started in picking the trail that is best for you and your riding party.
What happens when world famous surfer Daniel Kereopa swaps coastal life for the fresh water of Great Lake Taupo?
Raglan-based international surfer Daniel Kereopa and his family (partner Renee, 10 yr old daughter Nia and 12 yr old son Cabe) let us follow them on their first-ever holiday to a non-salt water destination. Watch them as they journey through the Great Lake Taupo region creating memories (paddle boarding, mountain biking, fishing, jet boating, sky diving, wake boarding and more) in what we like to call "Nature's Ultimate Playground".
The Kereopa's were chosen for their laidback Kiwi attitudes, their willingness to leave behind their coastal environment in which they feel so at home and throw themselves in the (freshwater) deep-end at a place which is completely new to them. They're also just an incredibly likeable family! What are you waiting for? Meet DK and his whanau!