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

Introduction

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.

Highlights

This track is part of the Timber Trail (Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails).

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 the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

Contacts

Te Kuiti Office
Phone:   +64 7 878 1050
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tekuiti@doc.govt.nz
Address:   78 Taupiri Street
Te Kuiti 3910
Postal Address:   PO Box 38
Te Kuiti 3941
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