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Level: Beginner
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +123/93 ft
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Dunes Trail

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#74 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#6165 in the world

The trail is an easy ride for all the family on a well surfaced track along sand dunes with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the rugged mountains of the East Cape on the other.

On a hot summer's day it's great to combine this trail with a swim.

You can go out and back, 20km all up, or you can arrange a shuttle to pick you up at the end.

It makes for a nice warm up for the more difficult Motu Road Trail.

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
The trail starts in the town of Opotiki at the northern end of St John Street.
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  • Jim Cummings

    It's a really pleasant ride for all the family on a curvy, gently undulating track that is well surfaced and never steep. It's one of the best "family-scenic" style rides around.

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