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The Timber Trail

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Everyone should cycle this trail

Very well maintained, informative. Plenty birdsong. Magnificent forests and scenery. We stayed at... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
An amazing experience

A fantastic experience - two days of being at one with nature. The trail is very well marked and... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
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Barryville Road | Pureora Village, Pureora Forest Park 3987, New Zealand
+64 7-878 1050
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Very well maintained, informative. Plenty birdsong. Magnificent forests and scenery. We stayed at Bennydale Lodge before the ride, and The Timber Trail Lodge halfway through. Would highly recommend both.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Lorraine1666
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A fantastic experience - two days of being at one with nature. The trail is very well marked and takes you through some amazing forest scenery and across bridges which are pure engineering genius. Bird life is plentiful and the birds will sing to you...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank LynetteVN
Reviewed 28 April 2017

awesome trail, and was still in amazingly good condition despite cyclone the week befroe which had devastated nearby areas.. stunningly beautiful bush, birds, , vistas... well away from the city lights but wifi avail at the TT Lodge if need to connect.. its a great...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RuthH27599
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Large group of 19 hit the trail over 2 days with perfect weather Autumn is our must season for mountain biking. Kids ranged in ages from 10 to 15 years, the 10 year olds did day 2 just to avoid the longer climb on day...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Chrissy W
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Despite 2 cyclones coming through the region in the days preceding our trip, and weather warnings (severe thunderstorms) for our booked trip, we decided to head to the (newly opened, fabulous) Timber Trail Lodge regardless as we figured 2 days by the fire reading a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank IreneB3191
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We rode from north to south over two days and stayed the night at Black Fern Lodge. The first hill climb at about 5 km is pretty full on and seems to be endless. Once that has been surmounted the rest of the trail is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

To give some context - we like all things two wheels and maybe some people would regard us as fit but bear in mind that less than a year before I was in the 15th month of pretty intensive cancer treatment which have left me...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Alice P
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My friend and I decided to debut as mountain bikers by completing the 2nd part of the timber trail, starting from Piropiro and finishing in Ongarue. We could only be away from home for 24 hours due to young kids, etc. So, we decided to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank KiwiPaulNewPlymouth
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Really nice trail - we had a rainy, misty day, which was okay as we didn't overheat going up the hills on the first part of the trail. We missed much of the vista, but enjoyed the variation on the trail and the swing bridges!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank annagough1
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We biked the Timber trail over 2 days staying at the Blackfern lodge at the halfway mark. We left midweek on a Wednesday after a night of rain but the day was clear and dry. The first start of the track is beautiful and scenic...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank wardclark
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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