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The Timber Trail

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Totally Fun Ride

This trail is well worth doing. The first day says there’s a 14km up hill but it’s actually a... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Te Puke, New Zealand
Hard work but good

I rode the Timber Trail in two days as part of a group of five, including a two-year-old (in a seat... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Katherine W
Wellington, New Zealand
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Barryville Road | Pureora Village, Pureora Forest Park 3987, New Zealand
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Katherine W
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Anthony B
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Andrew G
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tony P
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Baggles2
Reviewed 10 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank markc8712
Reviewed 5 April 2018 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Raewyn_6220
Reviewed 4 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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3 November 2017|
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
Daniel C
12 November 2016|
Response from MikeD5796 | 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
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