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The Timber Trail

Barryville Road | Pureora Village, Pureora Forest Park 3987, New Zealand
+64 7-878 1050
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A couple and three young girls, youngest 3 and grandparents. Walked from car park to the swing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wynmead
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Wellington, New Zealand
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This swing bridge is a short walk from the car park and part of the timber trail. .50 meters above... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Francis R
,
Taupo District, New Zealand
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Barryville Road | Pureora Village, Pureora Forest Park 3987, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A couple and three young girls, youngest 3 and grandparents. Walked from car park to the swing bridge (2.9km). A lovely taste of NZ's beautiful bush. Track starts closed in surrounded by a good range of trees and bush. Later the track is quite wide....More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This swing bridge is a short walk from the car park and part of the timber trail. .50 meters above the valley floor , just for walkers and cyclists .An excellent addition to the walking and cycling tracks that surround Lake Taupo

Thank Francis R
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Overall this was harder than I thought it was going to be - mainly due to my old bike and the trail conditions. I'm of a medium fitness level and while the legs were OKish it was the length of time on the bike that...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

I did the trail solo over two days in May and picked probably the worst weather possible. Constant rain both days so the the trail was really muddy in parts - but still a whole lot of fun. A bit challenging in places in the...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This trail is well worth doing. The first day says there’s a 14km up hill but it’s actually a reasonably gentle climb around Mt Pureora. We had done a little bit of training for this ride including some hill work and didn’t find this too...More

Thank pukehinawahine
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

I rode the Timber Trail in two days as part of a group of five, including a two-year-old (in a seat on the back of an adult's bike). We have all done a bit of riding, but we found the ride was quite long and...More

Thank Katherine W
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

As I cycled from the north I stayed overnight at Pa Harakeke, which has unbelievably swish accommodation and friendly staff. fantastic After that I set off on the Timber Trail, climbing steadily up towards lush forest. The day I rode the trail it was misty,...More

Thank Anthony B
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

On the positive side this track goes through amazing native bush. The swing bridges give you a birds eye view down onto the bush canopy and along the valley. However the track surface is showing it's age and is needing maintenance. If you are an...More

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Gotta ride the timber trail, the whole trail can be ridden in one day if you are fit, or stay at a lodge. We stayed at the Timber Trail Lodge (excellent place to stay). Good weather will be much more enjoyable.

Thank Tony P
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Have just completed the Timber Trail with another family (kids aged from 12-15). We completed the trail in 2 days, staying overnight at the Timber Lodge. A huge thank you to Wills and Dave for making our stay so memorable - fantastic food, great service...More

Thank rachelwatt
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lisasuss
3 November 2017|
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Response from TimberTrailDan |
Hi - yes it depends on your fitness level to make it. People have ridden the trail in one day but it is recommended to do it over two days. My recommendation would be to park your car at Bennetts Road Car Park and have one... More
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Daniel C
12 November 2016|
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Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
This is a great trail. Scenic in views and best DONE in a group. Make sure you get a bit of cycling training done beforehand so you will enjoy it more as you will appreciate after day 1 your bum will be a bit sore. Just take... More
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Lissajsmith
16 July 2016|
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I forgot to add - once you are on the trail, there weren't many places (apart from the half way point at PiroPiro) to wait and get picked up. Apart from a few at the start and finish, once on the trail, you either... More
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