10 miles
Distance
4,273 ft
Climb
-2,830 ft
Descent
04:44:17
Avg time

Kaiwhakauka Track Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #72036 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

This old tramping track has been upgraded as part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail project, and now provides a stunning alternative route to the Bridge to Nowhere ride.

Consists of 50% old 4WD tracks and 50% single track after you pass into the Whanganui National Park.

Access Info

Start from Whakahoro, either 52km's from National Park, or 65km's from Taumaranui and mostly downhill and well signposted if cycling. Alternatively, drive down Oio Rd from State Highway 4, 2km's south of Owhango.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Kaiwhakauka Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,443 ft
  • Altitude min
    360 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,865 ft
  • Altitude start
    403 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,846 ft
  • Grade
    2.603%
  • Grade max
    -67.848%
  • Grade min
    74.625%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    04:44:17
  • Avg reverse time
    02:09:50
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on Oct 26, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Kaiwhakauka Track Trail Reports

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      Oct 26, 2018 @ 10:49am
      Oct 26, 2018
      track has been fixed. some road work being done on the first few km of the 4x4 track frkm the Whakahoro side
      Oct 17, 2018 @ 11:24pm
      Oct 17, 2018
      DoC has reopened trail but still heavy damage from slips.
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 7:48pm
      Mar 31, 2018
      Closed by DOC due to slip
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      • 42 miles avg distance
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