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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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Abandoned

Despite confirmation of payment we were abandoned by Timber Trail Shuttle. Rescued by Epic Shuttle... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Baggles2
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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7 April.

The ride can be done in many ways.This review is merely from a riding perspective. We did the ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mark c
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Barryville Road | Pureora Village, Pureora Forest Park 3987, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Despite confirmation of payment we were abandoned by Timber Trail Shuttle. Rescued by Epic Shuttle. Yet to hear from provider. Recommend Epic as shuttle service.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride can be done in many ways.This review is merely from a riding perspective. We did the ride in one day being on the trail as soon as the sun came up at 7.15am. The first part of the ride up to the top...More

Thank mark c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing trail to experience from the many bridges, a tunnel and the absolute beauty that the area has to offer. Tracks are well maintained. Highly recommend this as part of your bucket list for bike trails.

Thank Raewyn_6220
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The native bush on the trail was amazing! Very interesting to think that this is how all of NZ used to look. Those early pioneers would not have had it easy! We were a group of 16 riding the Timber Trail together, aged from 11...More

Thank TheRobertsons43
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Timber Trail is an intermediate/easy trail through native NZ bush. Typically it takes 2 days, with drop off available to get you to the start. We stayed at the Timber Trail Lodge (which is half way along the trail) the night before the first...More

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Great bike ride through ancient forest, This is not a rail trail so expect some significant hills and lots of mud and bumpy downhills. Remote forest with some big swing bridges to cross and a bit of history to give added interest.

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 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 22 January 2018

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

Thank margpengelly
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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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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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