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.
This is the concept plan:
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.