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

Let us know!

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)

Mangapurua  - Closed for Winter

To ensure the safety of our operators and trail team and our riders, the Mangapurua is closed from Matariki until early October.  This applies only from Johnstons clearing to the Bridge to Nowhere, the trail up to the trig and clearing remains open.

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 | Upgraded | Open

Significant work has been completed on rebuilding this trail to a new standard including widening, surfacing and new bridges.  Note the new sections of the track are still soft, and can be muddy after rain.

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.

Ohakune Old Coach Road

The section under the Taonui Viaduct has recently been upgraded and is now riding well.  Work is still to continue on remediating the Skyline sections to a more enjoyable experience.


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