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

Mangapurua Track

Mangapurua  - Closed Mangapurua Trig to Bridge to Nowhere

Following the unusually wet winter, the track is currently impassable in sections.  The DOC team are working on clearing and making safe the track but this may take some time. There is one significant slip that we are seeking professional input on a remedy.

We will advise as soon as we have a timeframe for opening - but at this stage it may be in November after our traditional Labour Weekend planned reopening. (Please keep checking here for further updates).  The team are working hard to get this sorted as quickly as possible - thank you for your support.

The track to the Trig remains open, we advise riding once there have been a couple of clear days to allow it to dry out.

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

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

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


Kaiwhakauka track is OPEN: 

Work is underway on this section of trail. You may be asked to wait a few minutes for the safety of our crews and yourselves - so do be patient (our crew ride too so they will get you on your way as soon as they can)  

Depot Road from Blue Duck Station has had recent grading and shaping so is in good condition for riding.  Despite this - the papa surface can become very sticky when it's wet.

From the Whanganui National Park Boundary, we advise ALL riders to please consider walking with your bikes between you and the fall hazard side through the first 4kms after the  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.

Note: we have installed temporary barriers 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.


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