10 miles
2,935 ft
-3,390 ft
3,830 ft
High Point

Te Iringa Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

This is an out and back ride with a mix of bike carrying. What looks un-rideable as you carry your bike on the way out, is a good fun technical ride on the way back. Most fun is had riding back. Either turn around at the end of the tight switchbacks above where the Tikitiki Stream and Kaipo River join, or head on to Oamaru hut, another 1.5hrs, for an overnighter.

Below from Classic NZ Mountain Bike Rides:

The semi-rideable track climbs 330m from the carpark to a clearing where the old Te Iringa Hut used to be, then skirts around Mt Te Iringa (1241m) before dropping down to a swingbridge just downstream from the junction of Tikitiki Stream and Kaipo River.

Cross the swingbridge and turn left to take the main track down the Kaipo Valley to Oamaru Hut (12 bunks) by the confluence of the Kaipo and Oamaru rivers.

This is a big day packed with with technical riding, so it is recommend staying the night at the hut overnight and soaking up the wilderness, rather than racing through. From here you have to ride back the same way you came as all other tracks are closed to bikes..

Access Info

Turn right off Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo Rd) 27km southeast of Taupo and drive down Taharu Rd. After 9.5km, turn right on to Clements Mill Rd. Stop at the car park 6.5km down this road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Te Iringa mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -455 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,054 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,543 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,087 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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on Feb 9, 2017
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Te Iringa Trail Reports

Feb 9, 2017 @ 1:28pm
Feb 9, 2017
Trail running fine. A few trees to climb over
Jan 3, 2017 @ 11:13am
Jan 3, 2017
A huge amount of track clearing has been done from the start of the track through to the swingbridge and it's back in good condition now.
Oct 23, 2016 @ 5:31pm
Oct 23, 2016
Middle section (the high-elevation segment through to the swingbridge primarily) is almost non-stop downed trees and very large branches blocking...
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1 Review & Comments

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flag Toktrance (Jun 5, 2017 at 19:08)
 A lot of walking there is a large slip that gas washed the track away requiring a walking detour down and a steep drops carting your bike all the way you wouldn't want to do this in the wet .
Mint old school riding technical roots and drops .

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