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Mountains to Sea - Nga Ara Tuhono | Full Adventure

Tramping on wheels, your journey starts on the volcanic slopes of Mt Ruapehu. An epic full adventure ride through two national parks, rolling hill country and remote river gorges. It reaches a fitting finale at the deep, blue Tasman Sea.

This route requires a shuttle to bridge the gap between Horopito and National Park Village (which we are working on new trails to connect.).  This route also takes in more remote and technical sections of trail - with all the wonderful rewards that offers.

Combine eight of the Mountains to Sea - Nga Ara Tuhono (connected pathways), to form a 296km route, including the unrideable stretch of the Whanganui River. This gap is bridged by a 32km scenic jet boat ride between the Mangapurua Track and Pīpīriki, the northern end of the Whanganui River Road. (The distance including the jet boat trip is 231km.)

The full adventure route from Ohakune to the Tasman Sea – taking in both Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks – is typically ridden in 4–6 days.  Best suited to experienced riders and with a few more logistics to plan for - the rewards are immeasurable.



Ohakune Mountain Road


Classic downhill road ride from Turoa to Ohakune

Ohakune Old Coach Road


Original coach route from Ohakune to Horopito

Road Transfer


Transfer to National Park Village via SH4.  Option to do one way on Marton Sash and Door from Cuffs Rd*

Fishers Track


A mix of gravel road and single track

Oio Road Connector


Stunning rural gravel ride to Whakahoro



A technical single track through stunning valley



Connect to the famous Bridge to Nowhere trail

River Journey


Discover Te Awa Tupua in all her majesty by jetboat or canoe

Whanganui River Road


Discover the valley and its unique history

Upokongaro - Tasman Sea


Experience the artisan spirit of Whanganui with its cafes and craft 



(Includes road transfer and jetboat)


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