The Timber Trail

A former sawmilling stronghold with a rich historic, cultural and natural heritage, the Pureora Forest Park is intersected by the famous Timber Trail cycleway.

Distance: 85kms
Grade: 2-3
Average Time: 2 days
Start: Pureora for full, Piropiro for half
Finish: Ongarue

A two day ride from Pureora in the North to Ongarue in the South. The section of the Timber Trail from Piropiro Flats follows the original Ongarue logging tramway, constructed and operated by sawmilling firm Ellis and Burnand until it ceased useage in 1958. Rich with historical attractions, and spectacular swing bridges visitors to the Pureora Forest also have the opportunity to experience magnificent native landscapes and bird life.

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