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


The track between the Mangapurua Landing and the Bridge to Nowhere has reopened.  Temporary barriers are in place.

Winter Track Closure details

The Mangapurua track from the Trig to the Bridge to Nowhere (Mountains to Sea – Ngā Ara Tūhono) will be closed to cyclists and other users from Tuesday 8th June (after Queens Birthday weekend).  It is intended to reopen for Labour Weekend ( 22 October 2021).  All other cycle tracks in the area remain open including access to the Trig.  The section to the “Bridge” to Nowhere from the Mangapurua Landing track remains open.

This winter closure is to mitigate safety concerns for our maintenance teams and users with less stable weather and shorter daylight hours for jetboat pickups.


Track Upgrades are continuing | Please note the following :

  • New sections of track maybe muddy and slippery (especially after rain).
  • Instructions must be followed to walk bikes through designated areas with the rider's bike between them and the fall hazard.
  • Please err on the side of caution and ride within your ability (if in doubt, please dismount and walk).
  • The warm and dry weather also impacts the stability of bluff sections and could see fritter or debris come down and litter the track.
  • Do not linger along the bluff sections.
  • If you choose to ride an e-bike - please ensure that you are able to manoeuvre this over and through obstacles (including narrow single bridges, down steps and onto jet boats) that may present themselves. Caution should be taken when riding this trail.

Thank you for your courtesy on this - we all will benefit from a greatly improved track once the job is done!


Kaiwhakauka track is OPEN:

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 bikes between you and the fall hazard side through the first 4kms after the  Park boundary gate (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.

Note: we have installed temporary barriers 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.


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