Rangatira Point Walking Track

Rangatira Point Walking Track - Lake Taupo

Rangatira Point Walking Track

Lake Taupo

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4 km return | 1 hours 15 minutes return

Lake edge Lake Taupo

Access

Continue through Acacia Bay on Acacia Bay Road and after 1.5 km the first of 3 roadside parking bays is marked
on the left.

Track

Descend to the lake edge and head right. There are occasional glimpses of the water on the way to a large pine tree. The forest floor is hanging with hound tongue fern.

Either head back up hill to rejoin the road 700 m up from the parking bay or continue along the main track.

Passing Rangatira Point there is a small rocky outcrop and a viewpoint of the lake. You can either return to the road and a third parking bay (300m on from the second), or continue to Whakamoenga Point.

Geology

Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest at 616 square km. It is 46 km long and 33 km wide and is 186 m deep at its deepest point. You could fit Singapore in it (and all 5.6 million residents)

It was formed by a massive caldera eruption around 26,500 years ago and occupies the former crater.

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Location

North IslandTaupo RegionTaupo

Categories

  • Walking
  • Free

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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