On-leash | Point-to-point | Distance: 12.7 km | Duration: 2.5 hours | Difficulty: Easiest | Exposed to the weather

The Great Lake Pathway, also known as Lion’s Walk, in Taupo is an absolute gem for both locals and visitors. This scenic pathway runs along the edge of Lake Taupo, offering breathtaking views of the water and the surrounding mountains. The trail is well-maintained and easy to navigate, making it perfect for walkers, joggers, and cyclists of all ages and fitness levels.

One of the best parts about Lion’s Walk is how family-friendly it is. There are plenty of spots along the way to stop for a picnic or just to relax and take in the views. The pathway is also dotted with interesting sculptures and informative plaques that give you a bit of history and context about the area.

For dog owners, it’s a fantastic spot to bring your furry friend for a stroll. The pathway is leash-friendly, so you can enjoy the walk without worrying about your dog running off. There are a lot of dog-friendly swimming spots where your pup can cool off in the lake. You’ll also find a bunch of hot water spots along the shore if you fancy a little soak.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful place to unwind, a picturesque route for exercise, or a fun outing with your pet, the Great Lake Pathway in Taupo is definitely worth a visit. It’s a beautiful slice of New Zealand’s natural beauty, right at the heart of Taupo.

Additional Details

  • Time:2.5 hours one way
  • Distance:12.7 kms
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