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.
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
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 is approximately 1km 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.
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 standard.
For further information please click through to the Dept of Conservation website.