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New Ruapehu Trails Planned

The Missing Links in our Trails

Not content to work on the interesting trails in the region, the next step is to complete the vision for a truly connected network of pathways.  Funding has been secured for new trails (shown as dotted lines on the map).

Our vision is to have all our trails off road or on quiet gravel roads, all at Grade 3 or better.  It will take some time, but the team are working hard with the local community to make it happen.

  • Te Ara Mangawhero (Tūroa to Ohakune)
  • Te Hangaruru (connecting Horopito and National Park Village)
  • Mangawhero Link from Horopito to Te Ara Mangawhero (Ohakune end) (On hold pending funding)

New Trail Sections 

Te Ara Mangawhero

Tūroa to Ohakune traversing old bush tramways and tramping tracks.

Lead by Ngāti Rangi, consultation is underway.

Te Hangaruru

Connecting Horopito (and the end of the Ohakune Old Coach Road) to National Park Village via Pōkākā and Makatote valleys – and utilising existing old State highway paths and the popular Marton Sash and Door tramline trails.

Stage One is approx. 11km of new trail from Horopito to the Last Spike.

Additional sections to be funded/developed

  • Pōkākā Section (in conjunction with Uenuku Pōkākā ecosancturay)
  • Makatote (section yet to be funded)
  • Marton Sash and Door/Erua Tramway (mostly existing community track)

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