Cycle

 

The Pureora Timber Trail is an 84km long cycleway also used by walkers and hunters that traverses the Pureora Forest Park starting at Pureora Village and ending in Ongarue.

Opened to the public in 2013 with 35 bridges, including 8 suspension bridges and a spiral and tunnel, it passes through ancient podocarp forests of rimu, totara, miro and kahikatea as well as exotic forestry and regenerating bush.

Over half of the trail is on the bed of the old tramway used to move logs to Ongarue until 1958 when it was damaged by flood, roads were then developed to aid the forestry happening in the region.

The trip can take two days of cycling to complete with accommodation available along the way, or make a day of it hit the trail early, and knock it off in one hit!

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