The lower section of the Mangapurua Track – part of the Mountains to Sea NZ Cycle Trail – is closed due to ongoing landslips and significant groundworks to remove overhanging rocks. Due to the scale of the work and remote nature of the site, this section of track may remain closed until the end of December . Please check back here or sign up for our e-news and we will keep you in the loop. An update will be made once assessments/work has been completed and the track reopened.
An alternative option for some riders maybe be a longer jetboat ride combining Whakahoro (Blue Duck Lodge) and the normal Mangapurua - Pipiriki sections. Contact approved operators for package details.
Access from the landing to the Bridge to Nowhere is open.
Additionally access from the Ruatiti end to the Mangapurua trig is also open. (However there is no through access.)
- Be aware that through Spring, there maybe rocks caused by slipping along the road after heavy rain on the Whanganui River Road.
- The new bridge opening at Ūpokongaro has been delayed - however we are all looking forward to riding the new section and will advise once open.
Note: The Parapara Road between Whanganui and Raetihi is currently closed due to a large scale slip. There are alternative routes, do plan your shuttle journey to suit. Note Air Chatams fly between Whanganui and Auckland so for one way traverses this creates another option for the homeward trip. (for some)