All sections of trails are OPEN except part of the Mangapurua.  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.

Whanganui River Road Closure  - Ranana | 25/26 September

The section of road through Ranana will be temporarily closed over the weekend to enable Downer to replace the bridge decking.  Signage will be in place at the Upokongaro, Pipiriki, and Raetihi ends of the road.  There is no alternative route through.

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

Mangapurua  - Closed from Trig to Bridge to Nowhere

The trail section from the War Memorial/Trig to the Bridge to Nowhere is closed to cyclists through the winter until October.  The section from Ruatiti to the Trig remains open, this includes the connection to the Kaiwhakauka.

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.

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

The trail is mostly riding well, and work is ongoing to upgrade the trail including the replacement of bridges and track re benching.  There are approximately 1.5kms of work still to complete.  Most of the new bridges are in place, however the newly constructed sections are muddy in places making this section unsuitable for inexperienced riders.

From the Whanganui National Park Boundary, we advise ALL riders to please consider walking with your bike between you and the fall hazard side through marked sections (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.  Temporary barriers have been installed 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.

Whanganui River Closures 10th - 12th January 2024

Our trail has the privilege of travelling along the Whanganui River from the Mangapurua Landing to Pipiriki with the support of our two jetboat operators - Whanganui River Adventures and Bridge to Nowhere Lodge and JetboatsNga Tangata Tiaki has advised that they are exercising the provisions of Te Awa Tupua Act for the annual Tira Hoe Waka scheduled for 2024.  This means that sections of the Whanganui River will be reserved for the sole use by the Tira Hoe Waka in relation to our reaches from Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th January 2024.   If you are planning your journey around this time, please check with your operator and plan around these dates as they will not be able to transfer you and your bikes at this time.

42 Traverse

This section of the Ruapehu riding experience is currently closed due to a massive landslide.  Please do not attempt to cross.  There is an alternate track in place which requires some walking and is not to normal ride stadnard.

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


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