All sections of trails are OPEN.  Check Trail Status for details and information. 

Trail Status Updates

The latest trail status updates for Mountains to Sea - Ngā Ara Tūhono Trails, and other bike rides in the Ruapehu and Whanganui regions.

Welcome to a special part of the world full of stunning adventures.  Do take care and follow our be prepared information and our Frequently Asked Questions

Scroll down to check status for each trail section.

Trail Sections Updates - Details

Most sections of Mountains to Sea remain open all year but please make safe sensible decisions when weather forecasts are extremely wet.

Mangapurua  - Open

There are a couple of sections where a path has been cleared through slips.  Riders should consider walking through these sections - signage is in place.

Please do expect to see contractors working on sections of the trail over the summer, this may cause the occasional slight delay; but they are working to improve the trail experience for everyone.

If riders or walkers at any time spot something that needs work or presents a hazard, please report via our website form including the nearest kilometre marker), then we can get things sorted!  Don't forget to tell us what you think of it by filling out the trail survey too!  (QR code and link on the back of the maps available from all operators)

Papa country can be a challenge - discover more information here.

Check out our suggested alternative route options. (if required)

The trail section from the War Memorial/Trig to the Bridge to Nowhere closes to cyclists through the winter until October.  The section from Ruatiti to the Trig remains open, this includes the connection to the Kaiwhakauka.  The alternative is to use the Waipuna Trail Connector Ride

Please note the weather in the Mangapurua Valley may differ from this.

This link may give a more accurate forecast. Yr.No - Mangapurura

Kaiwhakauka | Mid-section under reconstruction | Open | Care required

Significant work has been completed on rebuilding this trail to a new standard including widening, surfacing and new bridges.  There are still some small sections to be completed and metalling of the surface.

Alert: The construction team is working on some final sections - with around 800m between Mosleys hut and the Settler farm area (heading west) is in its original state but about to have a major makeover.  In total, the mid-section of approx. 1.6kms is still a bit soft and due to be metalled.

Signage is in place, and short sections are more suitable for walking, and while we are flying metal in and working on some parts, you may be asked to wait for five or so minutes - please do! (For everyone's safety)

Oio Road up to Whakahoro (Blue Duck Station) is living up to its papa routes and a bit rough but dry, and similarly the road section from Blue Duck cafe to Depot Hut is also a bit rutted due to a combination of papa and traffic.

If you are unsure of any section – take a moment to dismount and walk. Some temporary barriers are in place on still to be completed sections to provide an advanced visual warning for walkers and cyclists of potential fall hazards.  These are not engineered to prevent a fall so please proceed with care.

Have an enjoyable ride through a gorgeous section of the world.  The team are on the trail in the next two weeks (February) working to complete this.

Somme Parade - Whanganui | Open to cyclists

Ongoing work to repair slips along this section of road heading into Whanganui are expected to continue until end of March.  Follow signs for walkers / cyclists as you continue into town.  Vehicles may not proceed through these works.

Ohakune Old Coach Road

The section under the Taonui Viaduct is scoured and out of Grade.  The team from the Dept of Conservation have in place an extensive plan to repair this through Feb/March.  In the interim, follow the signs and proceed with caution

Ohakune Mountain Road - Summer Road Works

Summer is the time when we can undertake repairs and safety work to lower and repave this vital roading link.  Over the next few months, there are some key rebuild works underway.

We appreciate that this is also a vital summer connection for our visitors, so the following information will ensure everyone makes the most of the summer construction and recreation season.


Work Location



Mid Jan – end Feb 2024

Additional closures for new resurfacing and other construction improvements over approx. 3kms at various locations above the 8km mark.

Delays may occur during normal working hours to allow for safe transit with Stop/Go traffic management in place

Access will continue to be provided, but we will update closer to the start of and throughout the construction period.
Note, there will also be some safety marking work at the 3km mark as part of the Te Ara Mangawhero project over this time.  Details to be communicated.

42 Traverse

A mid-section of this iconic Ruapehu riding experience is currently closed due to a significant landslide.  Please do not attempt to cross.  There is an alternate track in place which requires some walking and is not to normal ride standard.

For further information please click through to the Dept of Conservation website.


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