Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Out & Back
Total: 1 riders
Mountain Biking Puketi Kauri Forest
#279 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#11073 in the world
This remnant lowland Kauri Forest is one of the most diverse in New Zealand with over 360 indigenous species of plants and a number of threatened fauna species.
Mountain biking is allowed on the Pirau Ridge Road. It's a steeply undulating 4x4 forestry road that makes for a good 20 km out-and-back fitness ride but it doesn't take in the best of the forest nor offer good views.
Your best bet is to bring your hiking boots and walk the Puketi Nature Trail and the Manginangina Kauri Walk. Then take you bike to the Waitangi Bike Park!
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
About 600 metres north of Waipapa turn left into Pungaere Road and follow the signs to Puketi Forest Park. You'll follow the gravelled Pungaere Road for about 15 km, then turn left at a T-intersection. After a further 2 km you'll see the entrance to the camping ground and DOC lodge on your right.
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