Official Timber Trail launches new website
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The launch of the new official Timber Trail cycle trail website is expected to bring a surge of interest from cyclists keen to experience what is considered by many to be one of New Zealand’s best mountain bike wilderness adventures.
Since its opening in 2013 as one of the original New Zealand Cycle Trail/Nga Haerenga’s Great Rides, the 84km Timber Trail cycleway through the Pureora Forest in the central North Island has become a ‘bucket list’ ride for mountain bikers from around NZ and the world. It is a grade two cycle trail and can be accomplished by beginners and family groups.
Its inclusion in the Tour Aotearoa has further fuelled its success, as has the opening of a brand new lodge at the halfway point of the trail back in April of this year.
Joining two old logging tramways which showcase remnants of the great forests of Rimu, Totara, Miro, Matai and Kahikatea that once dominated the area along with eight spectacular suspension bridges, the Timber Trail has enjoyed spectacular success with an estimated 6000-plus users every summer season to date.
The new website has plenty of inspiring content, such as descriptions of Pureora’s remarkable ecology, spectacular suspension bridges and other unique features, as well many of the Timber Trail’s stories from Maori legends to fascinating tales of timber milling and 1970s environmental protests.
It also includes comprehensive practical information on commercial tour operators, accommodation providers, dining options and other services.
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