Projects

An on-road section of the GLT!

As we get toward completing the Otaketake loop there is a neccesary on-road piece through the cutting on Whangamata Road, between Kawakawa Road and the Orakau shelter car park. Photo shows the site ready for concreting.

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Last leg of the new Otaketake Loop.

The new Otaketake loop is getting close to completion! As at November 3rd, the gap between the two tracks is about 500 meters in a direct line which will mean around another 600 meters of track to be constructed.

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Extension crew shifting to Kawakawa Road end

July 5th - The Otaketake Extension has reached around halfway from the Kinloch end, so it is time to move the construction team to the Kawakawa Rd end. There are a few inconvenient rocks to be removed first so expect some action on the western end in a week or so. The picture will answer your technical questions.

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Hub Carpark Progress

Seays continue shifting dirt around the new park area. They are working to the pegs indicating the final levels in the main area and the second area along the roadside opposite FourB.

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Almost 4km at Otaketake.

The new Otaketake trail now extends almost 4km from the intersection of the K2K track. Photos show the inspection crew at the trailhead Saturday 29th June. Lots of ticks on their clipboards!

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Otaketake June 19th

Latest shots from the Otaketake build from our intrepid early morning reporter. Apparently you have to be really really early to be up there first!

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Hub Car Park June 19th.

You may have wondered about the blue pipes going in. They are an upgrade of the exisitng water pipe to include a fire hydrant. This work is almost complete, so it's

time for a bigger digger!

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Hub Car Park Development - Started May 2019

In 2018 Bike Taupō were successful in getting half a million dollars from a TIF (Tourism Infrastructure Fund) one of the few non-government groups to do so. This funding was for the development of a new mountain biking hub (the Hub) on the vacant land opposite Kefi at the Hub and FourB. Bike Taupō has a licence from TDC to occupy this area until 2028. 

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A large part of this funding will go towards creating a carpark for trail users. There will be 51 parks in main area and a further 19 along Huka Falls Road. These parks will be longer than normal to allow loading and unloading of bikes and pedestrian access. There will also be a shelter, a bike wash facility and toilets. We will ensure that all trees currently on site are preserved. Roading and pedestrian signage will be modified to ensure everyone is safe with  the increased activity.

The carpark will link to Craters MTB Park via the tunnel under Wairakei Drive, the Cafe and Bike Hire, the Huka Trails and a soon to be constructed, shared path along Wairakei Drive to Taupō town. 

 

 

 

 

Karapiti Tunnel Pipes On-site

Everybody is familiar with the tricky road crossing from the old main car park to Hammer and Tank Stand across Karapiti Road. The good news is we are getting close to constructing a dual underpass to improve access to the northern side of the park. The pipes below have been purchased with generous funding from Lion Foundation, Grassroots, and Craters of the Moon Trust. The pipes are now on site and we are in the process of fundraising to purchase a hole to place the pipes in.

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