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Recommended Routes in North Island - 10

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Favorite The Hapuawhenua Viaduct on the Ohakune Old Coach Road.
Intermediate Intermediate

Ohakune Old Coach Road

8.0 mi 12.8 km 610' Up 185.85 m Up 1,167' Down 355.7 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
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Favorite Looks out at the start of the trails.
Intermediate Intermediate

Te Ara Kākāriki Ride (Raglan Trails)

2.3 mi 3.6 km 330' Up 100.65 m Up 345' Down 105.08 m Down

Raglan, NZ
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Favorite The Raetihi-Pipiriki Road cuts through rugged landscapes in The Ruapehu Region.
Intermediate Intermediate

Raetihi Gutbuster

31.1 mi 50.0 km 2,370' Up 722.36 m Up 2,370' Down 722.45 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
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Favorite No Photos
Intermediate Intermediate

Pureora Timber Trail

54.8 mi 88.2 km 4,023' Up 1226.36 m Up 5,166' Down 1574.49 m Down

Tokoroa, NZ
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Favorite Snow often falls right down to town in the winter. Be prepared!
Intermediate Intermediate

Turoa Downhill to TCB

11.7 mi 18.8 km 0' Up 0.01 m Up 3,408' Down 1038.61 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
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Favorite The famous Bridge To Nowhere in the Mangapurua Valley.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Bridge To Nowhere Track

22.2 mi 35.8 km 3,210' Up 978.27 m Up 2,339' Down 712.79 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
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Favorite Taking a break after finishing the W2K mountain bike trail at Whakaipo Bay
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

W2K with Headland Loop

14.6 mi 23.6 km 1,822' Up 555.21 m Up 1,683' Down 512.87 m Down

Taupo, NZ
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Favorite An early morning view of Mt Ruapehu.
Intermediate Intermediate

Ohakune - Rangataua Loop

11.6 mi 18.7 km 498' Up 151.8 m Up 496' Down 151.05 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
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Favorite Typical of most of the track.
Intermediate Intermediate

Marton Sash and Door Tramway Trail

11.8 mi 19.0 km 619' Up 188.72 m Up 619' Down 188.68 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
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Favorite Year of the Horse Sculpture - Kaitieke
Intermediate Intermediate

Fishers Track

17.1 mi 27.5 km 486' Up 148.24 m Up 2,410' Down 734.55 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
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North Island Biking

  • 417 Miles 671 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 30 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 124 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 52 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Island - 196

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0.6 mi 0.9 km #1Jubilee Park Loop Trail
Difficult Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
0.4 mi 0.6 km #2Shifter
Difficult Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Cog Wild
Difficult Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Gunna Gotta
Difficult Difficult
Rotorua, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Rotorua, NZ
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5The Dipper
Intermediate Intermediate
Rotorua, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Rotorua, NZ
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Kataore
Difficult Difficult
Rotorua, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Rotorua, NZ
8.4 mi 13.5 km #7Tukino Skifield Access Road
Intermediate Intermediate
Waiouru, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Waiouru, NZ
39.8 mi 64.1 km #8Mountains To Sea Cycle Trail - Segment 6: Whanganui River Road
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
2.2 mi 3.5 km #9Middle Track
Intermediate Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Ohakune, NZ
0.3 mi 0.4 km #10Kids Loop
Easy Easy
Rotorua, NZ
Easy Easy
Rotorua, NZ

Photos of North Island - 184

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Riding through the bush on the Rotary Ride mountain bike trail
Jan 14, 2015 near Taupo, NZ
Stunning views over the wonderland that is Rotorua.
Aug 3, 2015 near Rotorua, NZ
The Dipper - a great trail for everyone to enjoy
Aug 6, 2015 near Rotorua, NZ
The Hapuawhenua Viaduct on the Ohakune Old Coach Road.
May 14, 2016 near Ohakune, NZ
Not for the faint of heart!
May 15, 2016 near Ohakune, NZ
42 Traverse – One Of The Most Epic Mountain Bike Trails In New Zealand – Review #2.
Jun 13, 2021 near Turangi, NZ
Year of the Horse Sculpture - Kaitieke
Jan 26, 2022 near Ohakune, NZ
This track is filled with fun swoopy turns, rollers and little jumps, without much gain or loss of elevation.  The perfect place to introduce new comers to mountain biking.
Nov 29, 2022 near Paihia, NZ
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