1 miles
367 ft
-634 ft
Avg time

Taura Details

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  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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The English language translation of the Maori word Taura is - Tether, rope, cable, cord. In this case it represents a tether that connects the outback trails with the inner trails of Whakarewarewa forest).

Don't be fooled by the Grade 3 designation. As a hand built trail there are several features that are closer to Grade 4 in difficulty. It is still new and settling in at the time of this writing (January 2016) so will firm up in the coming seasons.

At the end of Taura there is a new return loop on Yellow Brick Road Trail. This short section is built at the same grade as the rest of Yellow Brick Road.

Keep in mind that the tar seal 8 Mile Gate Road. is off limits to riders - make use of Taura trail to link back towards the inner network of trails.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts on Tikitapu Rd, very close to the intersection with the tar seal 8 Mile Gate Rd.
Riders coming from the end of Kung Fu Walrus trail will appreciate this option to avoid either the big climb over Moerangi Rd. or the long slog around Sandstone/Fern Drive to get back to the inner network trails.

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More Stats for Taura mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -267 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,176 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,512 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,444 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,177 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,030 ft
  • Distance down
    4,952 ft
  • Distance flat
    770 ft
  • Avg time
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on Dec 16, 2017
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Directions to taura trailhead (-38.210341, 176.288370)
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Taura Trail Reports

Dec 16, 2017 @ 9:18pm
Dec 16, 2017
Jul 1, 2017 @ 7:35pm
Jul 1, 2017
2 large trees down. One blocking the trail completely.
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Jul 2, 2017 @ 2:14am
Jul 2, 2017
Taura, Newcastle upon Tyne

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