Trail Updates

Trail Updates

The latest trail updates for the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail, and other bike rides in the Ruapehu and Whanganui regions.

Due to the current NZ Government Level 4 Covid-19 alert, ALL commercial operators and Dept of Conservation services are CLOSED across all our trails.

Please take care, stay safe - and we look forward to welcoming you back when things return to normal.


  • Due to the ongoing dry conditions - there is NO WATER in the tanks at Johnsons Campsite on the Mangapurua.  Please ensure your take plenty of water with you as you navigate this section of the trails.

  • The Mangapurua and Kaiwhakauka track are open.  Please note care should be taken in some areas - refer to the need to know section..  Please do note that the trail may experience temporary closure after heavy rain or severe weather - please always check this page for latest updates.

  • Kaiwhakauka track: ALL riders please walk your bikes between you and the fall hazard side through the first 4 kms after the Whanganui National Park boundary gate. (This is the narrow single track section)   If you are unsure of any section – take a moment to dismount and walk. (the team are working on making this section safer and we are focused on ensuring riders have a great journey)

  • Be aware from time to time there maybe rocks caused by slipping along the road after heavy rain on the Whanganui River Road.


  • The new bridge opening at ┼¬pokongaro has been delayed - however we are all looking forward to riding the new section and will advise once open.