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.

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

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.  Note the new sections of the track are still soft, and can be muddy after rain.

The construction team has been working to complete final sections - with around 800m between Mosley's 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.

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. (We are working with RDC on a plan for a more resilient solution)

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.

Ohakune Old Coach Road

The section under the Taonui Viaduct is scoured and out of Grade.  Work is now underway across this section to completely upgrade the Taonui and Skyline sections to a more enjoyable experience.

Expect Department of Conservation team members and machinery along the length from the 2nd April to the 12th.

Note also there will be extra vehicle traffic at the Horopito gravel road end as we bring in materials to facilitate the repairs.  Keep an eye out and stay left.

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. 

Ohakune Mountain Road Summer Maintenance works continue with stop / go or traffic lights in place through worksites

Contractors are currently on the Ohakune Mountain Road installing guardrails and concrete dish channels, including prep work, this work is expected to continue for a few more weeks.

Other maintenance work expected for April include vegetation and drainage/kerb clearing.

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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