The 85 km Timber Trail boasts some of the highest and longest suspension bridges in New Zealand
Image: Michael Schwab | ©



Using historic bush tramways, old bulldozer and haul roads, and newly constructed track, this Grade 2/3 trail features 35 bridges, including some of the highest and longest in New Zealand.

This track is part of the Timber Trail.

Full trail: 85 km, sections: from 5 to 45 km one way

Mountain biking

Full trail: 2-3 days Easy: Grade 2
Intermediate: Grade 3

Seasonal restrictions

Hunters with dogs or guns may use the Timber Trail for access to the backcountry. Numbers of hunters are especially high during the stag roaring months of March and April, and during spring.

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact closest DOC office to get a permit. Other pets on conservation land rules.


Te Kuiti Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Address:   78 Taupiri Street
Te Kuiti 3910
Postal Address:   PO Box 38
Te Kuiti 3941
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