GREETINGS FROM DESTINATION PUREORA
In the middle of middle earth - 3 hours’ drive from Auckland
PUREORA IS 100% PURE ORA*.... MORE THAN JUST THE TIMBER TRAIL
* ORA = Maori word for goodness - well being
as in the greeting Kia Ora (May you be well !)
CYCLING FROM PUREORA TO ONGARUE ON THE TIMBER TRAIL IS A MAGICAL 1 OR 2-DAY CYCLE EXPERIENCE SUITED FOR FIT LEISURE CYCLISTS & HARDOUT MOUNTAINBIKE TRAIL-BLAZERS ALIKE.
But there is much more ....
TE ARAROA The New Zealand walking trail
SIGNIFICANT GARDENS, significant gardens with albino peacocks, limestone formations and magnificent magnolia or rhododendron collections, LOTR scenery and movie sets, historic timber mills and private collections of bush memorabilia, mining history, musical instruments or groovy music. Black-water rafting and glowworm caves nearby.
The trail is 85K from start to finish and the transfer distance is about 55K on the road (partly gravel)
You will discover The Pureora Forest Park with the Kokako and other rare birds for birdwatching, the Waitomo District with the glow worm caves and Black water rafting adventures and the Ruapehu district with the rail carts experience.