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Pohaturoa Track, Bay of Plenty

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Pohaturoa TrackBeginner

Submitted by Melissa Franklin

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Bay of Plenty


Urban fringe


Undulating, small hills only

Plantation/exotic forest


1:20 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)



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Park at the carpark at the end of Te Puia which is on SH 5 as you head towards Taupo. Walking away from Te Puia you will see the start of the track at end of carpark. Follow this single track until you get to the Waipa entrance from mountain bike park. Follow the main road into the park and shortly you will leave this road at a small clearing with steps going up to the right. The track markers for this trail are yellow and you should easily be able to follow them along.

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Features of interest

Views of Te Puia and Geysers as well as Rotorua and lake.

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 25%

Easy Single Track: 70%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 5%

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  • Access

    Carpark at end of Te Puia, where State Highways 30 and 5 meet

    Plenty of carparks but might be busy if Te Puia is open. I would advise you to make sure car is locked and valuables out of sight.

    28 km

    29 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .

    Generally good.

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

    Showers and taps at Waipa entrance

    wet, muddy, wind etc in winter

    watch out for mountain bikers

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