North Island

Ruapehu

Slip on your shoes, it's walk-o-rama. Vivid colour like a Psychedelic cruise.

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The Bridge to Nowhere - Mangapurua Track

Bridge to Nowhere

Mangapurua Track - NZ Cycle Trail

Bridge to Nowhere

Mangapurua Track - NZ Cycle Trail

Time: 4-5hrs riding and a jet boat ride, Distance: 35km, Cycling Grade: 3

Turoa Downhill Madness, 1000m descent!
Arriving at the top of the Ohakune Mountain Road

Time: 40mins, Distance: 17km, Cycling Grade: 2

Central Crater - Northern Circuit

Time: 3 - 4 days

Adventure Kayaks Tongariro National Park...
Emerald Lakes

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro National Park

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro National Park

19.4 km one-way | 7-8 hours one-way

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Feeling on top of the world
Start of the Old Coach Road

Time: 2hrs, Distance: 15km, Cycling Grade: 2

Top of the world......  - Tama Lakes

Tama Lakes

Whakapapa Village

Tama Lakes

Whakapapa Village

17 km return | 5-6 hours return

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Greg

New Zealand

When driving to the Central North, the route through the King Country (Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, and Taumaranui) is a nice alternative to SH1. Nice scenery.

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Taranaki Falls in all thier glory

Taranaki Falls

Whakapapa Village

Taranaki Falls

Whakapapa Village

6 km return | 2 hours return

Close up of Silica Rapids

Silica Rapids

Whakapapa Village

Silica Rapids

Whakapapa Village

7 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return

Tawhai Falls, full frontal

Tawhai Falls walk

Whakapapa Village

Tawhai Falls walk

Whakapapa Village

800 m return | 15 minutes return

Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake

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Crater Lake walk

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

Crater Lake walk

Walk to the summit of an active volcano

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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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Time: 1 hr return

View of the lava flow from Lake Surprise Track.

Time: 5 hr return

View from Skyline Ridge

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Skyline Ridge walk

Mount / Mt Ruapehu

Skyline Ridge walk

Amazing vistas from Mt Ruapehu

42nd Traverse

NZ Cycle Trail

42nd Traverse

NZ Cycle Trail

Time: 4-7 hours, Distance: 46km, Cycling Grade: 3

Time: 4 - 6 days

Lake Rotopounamu

5 km return | 2 hours return