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  - Closed Mangapurua Trig to Bridge to Nowhere

Following the unusually wet winter and ongoing wet spring weather the track is currently impassable in sections.  The DOC contracting team are working on clearing and making the track safe but this is taking time. We need one more solid fine weather window to sort the last sections.

We are working on getting this open as soon as possible current ETA beginning of December.   Please keep checking here for further updates.  The team are working hard to get this sorted as quickly as possible - thank you for your support.  Please do not attempt to pass through, your safety is important to us.

The track to the Trig remains open (and has just had work completed to improve the surface), we advise riding once there have been a couple of clear days to allow it to dry out.

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 track is OPEN: 

The work completed last season is riding well.  There are still 2.5 kilometres (approx.), that are to be improved.

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 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.


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