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SH1 Leg Stretcher , Waikato

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SH1 Leg Stretcher Beginner

Submitted by Mike Tennent

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Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


0:25 (Slow)
0:20 (Moderate)
0:15 (Fast)



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Very simple straightforward point to point track...the only off-shoot is at about 900m where there is a small track to the right where the main trail turns left. The wee trail is worth a quick look as it brings you to a great lookout spot. It appears that it then decends rapidly down to the road but I turned around and went back to the main trail. At about 1.5km you come to the end of the trail on State Highway 1 a bit south of you start, you then retrace your steps.

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Features of interest

Great views down Lake Taupo

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 5%

Easy Single Track: 95%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%

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  • Access

    Heading from Taupo towards Turangi, keep an eye out for a Motutere Scenic Reserve DOC sign just before Bull Point. The trail starts just behind that.

    There is room off the road for 3 or 4 vehicles.

    29 km

    27 minutes



  • Staying Safe



    Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    There is a stream at the start and end of the trail.

    Lake Taupo area is usually pretty good all year round.

    A couple of areas have steep drop-offs and care should be taken.

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