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  - Open for Autumn | Now Grade 3

The team have been working hard on improving the safety and stability of the trail. Overall, the trail is currently an enjoyable journey.

Upgrades are continuing | Please note the following:

  • New sections of track maybe muddy and slippery (especially after rain).
  • Instructions must be followed to walk bikes through designated areas with the rider's bike between them and the fall hazard.  Please err on the side of caution and ride within your ability (if in doubt, please dismount and walk).
  • The warm and dry weather also impacts the stability of bluff sections and could see fritter or debris come down and litter the track.
  • Do not linger along the bluff sections.
  • We recommend a mountain bike with good tyres for this trail.
  • If you choose to ride an e-bike - please ensure that you are able to manoeuvre this over and through obstacles (including narrow single bridges, down steps and onto jet boats) that may present themselves. 

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

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


Convent and Marae at Hiruhārama/Jerusalem temporarily closed

To protect some of the vulnerable residents from Covid, the local marae has temporarily closed to outside visitors. 

We know may riders will be dissapointed but this is to protect our whanau. We will be sure to let you know when we can welcome you back to this special place.

In the meantime, everything else is open including the Kawana Flour Mill, Matahiwi Gallery and Cafe, The Flying Fox, Atene, the tunnel culvert and more...


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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