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The Timber Trail: Pureora - Ongarue
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78 Taupiri Street
Postcode: 3910
Town / City: Te Kuiti
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PO Box 38
Postcode: 3941
Town / City: Te Kuiti
Prov / State: Waikato
Country: New Zealand
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Keywords:The Timber Trail is a new 84 km cycleway between Pureora and Ongarue, with much of the 2-3 day route in Pureora Forest Park. A family family-friendly cycling adventure on easy gradients and surfaces, the Timber Trail is one of several cycleways part of Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

The first 8 km section from Pureora is open and ready for use. Piropiro to Ongarue will be open from December 1, 2012.

Following historic bush tramways, old bulldozer and haul roads, and newly constructed track, this Grade 2 trail will feature over 50 bridges, including 8 large suspension bridges (the longest being 140 metres). It showcases the historic Ongarue Spiral which is currently being restored. It passes through magnificent podocarp forests of rimu, totara, miro, matai and kahikatea, as well as some exotic forestry and more open vegetation, offering extensive views of the surrounding landscape.