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Craters of the Moon

Craters Mountain Bike Park

Recommended duration for hire:  2 - 4 hours

DISTANCE: 50km of trails to choose from

ABILITY: Intermediate  - Advanced Level

Craters Of The Moon Mountain Bike Park is directly opposite our shop and can be accessed through a tunnel under the main road. This is the main Mountain Bike Park in Taupo and is renowned as one of the best Mountain Bike Parks in New Zealand. The park has about 50km (30 miles) of trails to suit all skill levels with about 400m elevation from top to bottom. The trails are through pine and eucalyptus plantations.   The volcanic pumice soils allow for year round riding as it quickly drains away any water.


The trails are maintained by a not-for-profit trust called Bike Taupo and you have to pay to ride the park.  However, all of our hire bikes include this fee. 

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Craters Mountain Bike Park Loop Ride

Recommended duration for hire:  2 hours


ABILITY: Intermediate Level

This loop ride is a nice, easy flowing collection of single track trails.  Riding our electric mountain bikes is a great way to enjoy these trails if you’re not so fit, or if you want to keep up with someone faster!

Family friendly tracks in Craters Mountain Bike Park

Recommended duration for hire:  1-2 hours

DISTANCE: 1 - 5km

ABILITY: Beginner


Craters Of The Moon Mountain Bike Park caters for all levels of riders. There is also some excellent, purpose built Children's tracks, ranging from beginner Children's levels through to tracks designed for Children who are competent bike riders. Below is a list of tracks, there distances & ability level.

1) Kids Track, 400 meters long, entry level ability.

2) Scraggs Track, 1.5KM long, Entry to Intermediate level of ability.

3) Tourist Trap Track, 2.5KM long, Intermediate level of ability.

4) Tank Stand & Coaster Tracks, 2.2KM long, Intermediate & above level of ability.

When you come to our shop will provide a comprehensive overview of the tracks & we have maps available. We have 4 Children's bikes for hire, a 20 inch & 3 24 inch Avanti, both have gears & front suspension. For older Children our Extra Small Adults bikes are sometimes the correct size.

Hire Bikes

We recommend the following bikes for these trails.  Hire them for 2 -  4 hours

Fourb E bike
Electric Mountain Bike
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Kids Mountain Bike
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Full Suspension
Hart Tail Scott 940
Mountain Bike (Hard tail)
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