Last Updated: 16th Feb 2024


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A Roundabout Way to the Lost Tank

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Submitted by Mike Tennent

Last Updated: 16th Feb 2024


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Grunt Factor: 7 ?

Gnarl Factor: 28 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +6.6%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.6%


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Estimated Times to Run







When you arrive at the MTB Hub, the shelter will be in front of you, go to the left of the shelter and head further to the left of the Kids MTB area and you will find a trail.... folow this trail, it is a loop (nearly) and will bring you to a gravel road after just over 2km. Look over the gravel road and you will see another trail sign, hop over onto that and follow it until it pops you back onto the carpark to the right of where you started.

Turn left along the carpark road for about 100m and you will see the entrance to Uno... this again is a loop.... so away you go until it too pops you back at the carpark. Now if you look across the carpark you will see the barrier across a road heading downhill... head towards that but just before you reach it, take the trail that appears on your left. About 200 metres down this trail there is a post on your right and another post further to your right (these used to be signs until they were stolen). Head to the second post and a trail opens ahead of you through the bush, follow this to the 'Lost Tank'. From here you can retrace your steps or look to the right of the tank and a less obvious trail will give you a small loop back to the main trail... then retrace your steps to the carpark and car!

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Massive carpark and toilet at the MTB Hub, plus a trail map in case you are confused.

30 km

30 minutes




Very patchy.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

Not around these trails

None, pretty good running all year around... some of the trail may just get a bit slippery.

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Trail Reviews

Ran this with my 11 year-old daughter and 2 year-old border collie, both of whom had a blast.

Anthony Sowerby

January 6, 2023

I managed to get lost on the way to the Lost Tank and did 7k. I wasn’t concentrating and the sign was facing the opposite way. Found it eventually- lovely little picnic area at the tank.

Richele McKenzie

January 3, 2021

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