Guided Mountain Bike Tours

Tongariro National Park

Mountain Bike Tracks around Tongariro and National Park Village

Erua Conservation Area (1-4 hours)

3km from Horopito on Middle Rd, a mix of 4WD & single tracks. A good area for exploration.

John MacDonald Loop, Tongariro Forest (Grade 5+, 4-7 hours, 40km)

For the experienced riders who like a challenge, this is perhaps the best ride in Tongariro Forest. It's only a 40km loop, but it takes 4-7hours and excellent navigation skills. You will encounter every type of riding imaginable on this beauty.

The Pines

Go 3km South on SH4 from National Park. The Old Waikune Prison is on your left. On your right is the Pines. There is a tarsealed road across the railway tracks on your right that heads down to the old mill site. This is the old forestry area the prison used to mill. Throughout the pines are great tracks. Pick up a map from the BP garage at National Park Village.

Mangapurua Trig (Grade 3, 3-5 hours, 22km return)

30 km North-West of Raetihi. Follow the Mangapurua Track across farmland, into the bush and almost all the way up to Mangapurua Trig. Near the top, a 5-minute walk is signposted to the trig, which has fantastic views of the Volcanic Plateau and Mt Taranaki.

Additional information from "Classic New Zealand Mountain Bike Rides" ISBN 0-9582673-0-8. See the website for many more tracks in the area and a comprehensive resource of New Zealand mountain biking.

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Fishers Track, Tongariro National Park

Fishers Track

Tongariro Forest, Tongariro National Park

Tongariro Forest

Tongariro Forest, Tongariro National Park