North of Taupo, the Wairakei MTB Park has an extensive network of loamy trails weaving through pine forest.
To reach mountain biking at the Wairakei MTB Park from Taupo city center, head north on SH1 for 5km. Turn left heading west on Karapiti Road for 0.5km. Turn left heading south on Powerline Road for 0.1km and head into parking area.
Overall, Wairakei MTB Park is the 40th most popular mountain bike trail of all 41 mountain biking rides in New Zealand.