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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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What a spectacular part of New Zealand! Incredible native bush, some of it never milled before, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lindaannz
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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A fun weekend away

Fun riding, yes, the first hill isn't great, but the downhills are worth it. Beautiful bridges and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ohakana
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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Barryville Road | Pureora Village, Pureora Forest Park 3987, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a spectacular part of New Zealand! Incredible native bush, some of it never milled before, and as all of NZ used to look. Very special to experience. Interesting history in this area too, of early NZ bushmen and their work. A challenging but worthwhile...More

Thank Lindaannz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun riding, yes, the first hill isn't great, but the downhills are worth it. Beautiful bridges and scenery. We stayed at Piropiro campsite, left the car at Ongarue and grabbed a shuttle. We used EPIC, and these guys were fantastic. They knew the trail and...More

Thank ohakana
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

My husband, 82, and myself 70 plus, rode the Timber Trail from Piropiro to Ongarue on Monday. Perfect weather. Geared up with bike repair, and first aid kits, and our lunch, off we went after being dropped off by Edwina from Pa Harakeke shuttles, who...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had an amazing experience doing this two day bike ride. We booked with Epic cycle adventures and they were great communicating with us and getting everything organised. We had a couple of changes due to weather and rock falls and they were very good...More

Thank Nanakia7
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This ride is well worth the effort to get to and go on. It’s about 85km of largely single track with spectacular suspension bridges and scenery. There is a lot of interesting signage and notices describing the historical and natural features of this rugged forest,...More

Thank Bob N
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Two adults, one teenager. We booked package from Epic Cycles, and they were fabulous (highly recommend). Bood bikes in good condition with suspensions and disk brakes. The weather was perfect in mid-November. We are all in excellent aerobic shape, but not particularly great mountain bikers....More

Thank Traveling_Sandy
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We were 2 families with 4 kids ranging from 10years to 13years. Spent the Friday night in Bennydale Bike Lodge and started the trail the next morning aiming for an 8am departure as we certainly didn't want to end up riding in the dark but...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Fancy spending two days absorbed in native forest, taking in some amazing NZ heritage and getting away from it all? Love riding your bike powering up hills and smashing it down singletrack? Then this ride is for you! We did it in the wet and...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Even if we had lots of rain to start with - and we were muddy and dirty - we had LOTS of fun! 7 friends and a dog on the timber trail. Great weekend and great experience. We might come back and do the 2...More

Thank Isabell8785
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We called into the Pureora Forest Park with the intention of doing some of the short walks that are available there. To get there we headed eastward after passing through Bennydale on SH30 then turned right at the brown sign saying Pureora Forest Park down...More

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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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