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Explore the NZ Cycle Trails and mountain bike rides with Tread Routes. We will help you choose the ride that suits you best. Whether you are looking for an easy half day ride or a multi-day epic adventure, Tread Routes will make all the logistics easy.

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Umukarikari Track

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Umukarikari Track

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Time: 4-6 hours

Time: 4 - 5 hr, Distance: 13 km return

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Welcome to NZ's #1 Rated Skydive on Tripadvisor! Experience the thrill of freefalling above Lake Taupo - the largest lake in Australasia! As you freefall at 200kph, take in views of Mt Doom, crater lakes and the epic coastlines of New Zealand.

Time: Depends on route taken

Bungy - Toes over the edge, you’re about to leap from New Zealand’s only cliff-top Bungy! Experience the fun and thrills of the Taupō Swing – an exhilarating giant swing over the Waikato River!

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Gavin

Australia

For people who like jumps in to lakes, the rocks just before Bulli Point along SH1 between Turangi and Taupo are the one. When heading north, it’s the first of the three 25km corners you get to. Part as close to the side of the road as possible and be careful as there is lots of traffic including massive trucks. Walk just through the bush and you will get to some good big rocks. Scott Robinson canon ball stylzzzzzz!

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Huka Falls - the bigger picture

Huka Falls Walkway

Spa Park to Huka Falls

Huka Falls Walkway

Spa Park to Huka Falls

6 km return | 1h 45 minutes return

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maggie

New Zealand

Waihora Lagoon along the Western Bays Road is a hidden gem and so worth the effort to go and see it. When you turn in, you go through some farmland and along some fairly rough roads – if your car can handle it keep driving until you reach the carpark. Park and follow the track to the lagoon. Old trees dripping with lichen surround the lagoon, it almost feels as if little talking animals are going to come out and talk to you. ....This place is magical.

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Distance: 15km loop track

Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company permitted to take you right to the base of the mighty Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction!

Hot, hot, Tokaanu Hotpools

600 m return | 20 minutes return

Time: 4 hr