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Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 8 - 10 hr

Retro Playground

Mangahao Makahika Track

Mangaore, Tararua Forest Park

Mangahao Makahika Track

Mangaore, Tararua Forest Park

Time: 6 - 7 hrs going south, 7- 8 hrs going north, Distance: 15 km

Time: 1 hr

Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 45 min

Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere Walk

Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka Valleys

Bridge to Nowhere Walk

Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka Valleys

approx 4.6 km return | 1 hour 15 minutes return

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Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Time: Up to 5 days, Distance: 145 km

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Mel

New Zealand

Central North island has excellent mountain biking tracks: Craters of the Moon in Taupo, 42nd Traverse, Fishers Track, Old Coach Road, Mangapurua Valley just to name a few. Check with locals about the conditions of the tracks, in the winter some tracks are unrideable and with the pumice in the soil, you will ruin your brakes! Check weather and be prepared, a lot of these places have limited cell phone coverage and can be in very rural areas so you need to be self sufficient. Definitely bring a head light; it has often come to good use.

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1.3 km return | 30 minutes return

Rangiwahia Hut

Deadmans Track - Rangiwahia, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Rangiwahia Hut

Deadmans Track - Rangiwahia, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 2 days

Good Old Fashioned Fun - Choo Choo!

On the main trunk line

1 km return | 30 minutes return

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Hamish Johnson

Woodville harbours perhaps the finest collection of second-hand stores in New Zealand... Seek and ye shall find.

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Atene Viewpoint Walk

Whanganui National Park

Atene Viewpoint Walk

Whanganui National Park

Time: 1 - 2 hr

Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge

Te Apiti

Manawatu Gorge Track

Te Apiti

Manawatu Gorge Track

Time: 3-5 hr one way | 10km

Time: 6 - 8 hr

Iron Gate Hut Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Iron Gate Hut Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 4 - 5 hr