Mountain Biking
  • 1 day Bridge to Nowhere

    The Bridge to Nowhere stands as a poignant memorial to the abandoned dreams of many Returned Servicemen who tried to farm the Mangapurua Valley during the early 1900’s. The areas difficult access and heavy rainfall, plus the onset of The Great Depression eventually saw every family walk off the land.

    Surrounded by regenerating native bush, the Bridge to Nowhere can only be accessed by jet boat, canoe or mountain bike. The mountain bike track was once used by horse and cart to transport settlers to and from the Valley. Following its inclusion in the National Cycle Trail Network, it is said to be the North Island’s “best adventure ride.”

    • Two nights accommodation at Snowy Waters Lodge
    • Transport for you and your bike to the start of the Mangapurua Cycle Trail
    • Jet boat tour from the Mangapurua Landing (Bridge to Nowhere) to Pipiriki
    • Transport from Pipiriki back to Snowy Waters Lodge
    • A washdown area for bikes and secure overnight storage
    • A relaxing soak in our outdoor heated spa pool after a big days ride
    • Use of the BBQ and outdoor fireplace at Snowy Waters Lodge

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    Other local tracks:

    42 Traverse (National Park) – Grade 3, 46km ride through the Tongariro Forest Park considered one of the premium bike tracks in New Zealand

    Fishers Road (National Park) – Grade 2, 17kms long and 95% downhill with a 520m descent

    Ohakune Old Coach Road (Ohakune) – Grade 2, an old stage coach road used before the main railway between Auckland and Wellington opened

    Mountain bike hire is available from TCB in Ohakune. We recommend Dempsey Buses for transport to and from theses rides.