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12:00am 03 Jun 2024

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Te roto o Mangamahoe

Lake Mangamahoe

This well sign-posted circuit walk takes you on a journey around Lake Mangamahoe through production forest, up to impressive lookouts and among mature ornamental tree plantings that are mixed with pockets of regenerated native bush.


Lake Mangamahoe is 10 minutes drive south of New Plymouth city on SH3. You can enter from Junction Road and Plantation Road.

Lake Mangamahoe

Walking details

Grade: Medium/ hard
Distance: 6km

Access to the walking tracks is from Lake Mangamahoe Road.

The lake circuit walk is an enjoyable walk for people of all ages. However, there are some steep undulating sections on the walk that require a reasonable standard of fitness and the track can be slippery and muddy in areas after rain.

Riding details

Access to Mangamahoe Mountain Bike Park is from Plantation Rd off SH3.

Mangamahoe Mountain Bike Park’s purpose-built trails range from easy gentle climbs and descents to expert trails that are technically challenging and extremely steep.