Shuttle pricing for trails in the Central North Island

See below for shuttle pricing and recommended logistics for trails throuhout the Central North Island.

We also service other trails not included on this page. Contact Us for more options.

For all trails, bike hire and guiding are options and an extra charge.

If you are looking for an all inclusive package tour or multi-day transport packages please see our Trips page and Contact Us.

GREAT LAKE TRAIL
 
Round trip / two way shuttles:
 
Great Lake Trail: Orakau to Whakaipo Section • 34km* • Grade 3
(*You can also add the 9km Headland Loop)
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Taupo to the Orakau Car Park (30min)
Ride to Whakaipo Bay (3 - 6 hrs)
Shuttle from Whakaipo Bay to Taupo (20min)
$120 per person
 
Great Lake Trail: Waihaha to Waihora Section • 30km • Grade 3
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Taupo to the Waihaha Bridge Car Park (1hr)
Ride to Waihora Bay (4-5hrs)
Boat transfer to Kinloch (30min)
Shuttle from Kinloch to Taupo (30min)
$190 per person (boat included at $70)
 
Great Lake Trail: Waihaha to Whakaipo “Full Trail” • 54 - 63km • Grade 3
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Taupo to the Waihaha Bridge Car Park (1hr)
Ride 54 - 63km* to Whakaipo Bay (6 - 8 hrs)
Boat transfer to Kinloch or Kawakawa Bay (30min)
Shuttle from Whakaipo to Taupo (20min)
$190 per person (boat included at $70pp)
( * ride distance is dependent on options during the day)

One way shuttles:
 
Great Lake Trail: Orakau to Whakaipo Section • 34km* • Grade 3
(*You can also add the 9km Headland Loop)
Logistics for this ride with one way shuttle:
Meet at Whakaipo Bay (park your own vehicle there)
Shuttle from Whakaipo Bay to the Orakau Car Park (30min)
Ride from Orakau back to your vehicle at Whakaipo Bay
$50 per person

Great Lake Trail: Orakau to Kinloch Section • 20km • Grade 3
Logistics for this ride with one way shuttle:
Meet in Kinloch (park your own vehicle there)
Shuttle from Kinloch to the Orakau Car Park (20min)
Ride from Orakau back to your vehicle in Kinloch (2hrs)
$50 per person
 
Great Lake Trail: Kinloch to Whakaipo Section • 14 or 23km • Grade 3
Logistics for this ride with one way shuttle:
Meet at Whakaipo Bay (park your own vehicle there)
Shuttle from Whakaipo Bay to Kinloch (30min)
Ride from Kinloch to Whakaipo Bay (1.5 - 3hrs)
$50 per person
 
Waihaha to Waihora Section • 30km • Grade 3
Logistics for this ride with one way shuttle:
Meet in Kinloch (park your own vehicle there)
Shuttle from Kinloch to the Waihaha Bridge Car Park (45min)
Ride from Waihaha Bridge Car Park to Waihora Bay (4-5hrs)
Boat transfer / water taxi from Waihora Bay to Kinloch (30min)
$140 per person (boat included at $70pp)
 
Great Lake Trail: Waihaha to Whakaipo “Full Trail” • 54 - 63km • Grade 3
Logistics for this ride with one way shuttle:
Meet in Kinloch (park your own vehicle there)
Shuttle from Kinloch to the Waihaha Bridge Car Park (45min)
Ride from Waihaha Bridge Car Park to Waihora Bay (4hrs)
Boat transfer / water taxi from Waihora Bay to Kawakawa Bay or Kinloch (30min)
Continue riding to Whakaipo Bay (2 - 4hrs)
$140 per person (boat included at $70pp)
( * ride distance is dependent on options during the day)
 
TIMBER TRAIL
 
Round trip / two-way shuttle logistics and prices:
 
Pureora Village to Piropiro • 40km • Grade 2-3
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Taupo to Pureora Village (1hr)
Ride to the Piropiro Campsite (4 - 6 hrs)
Shuttle from the Piropiro Campsite back to Taupo (2hrs)
$120 per person
 
Piropiro to Ongarue • 45km • Grade 2
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Taupo to the Piropiro Campsite (2hrs)
Ride to Ongarue Village (4 - 6 hrs)
Shuttle from the Ongarue Village Car Park back to Taupo (2hrs)
$120 per person
 
Pureora to Ongarue • 85km • Grade 2-3
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Taupo to the Pureora Village (1hr)
Ride to Ongarue Village (6 - 9 hrs)
Shuttle from the Ongarue Village Car Park back to Taupo (2hrs)
$120 per person
 
MOUNTAINS TO SEA TRAIL
Riding the full Mountains To Sea Cycle Trail requires more than a shuttle or two.
It is usually done over 3 - 5 days, and involves a variety of transport services and accommodation.
For complete Mountains To Sea Trail packages click HERE.
 
BRIDGE TO NOWHERE
 
Mangapurua Track via Ruatiti:
Ruatiti Road End to Mangapurua Landing • 38km • Grade 3
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Ohakune to the Ruatiti Road End (1hr)
Ride to the Mangapurua Landing (4 - 6 hrs)
Jet boat ride down the Whanganui River to Pipiriki (45min)
Shuttle from Pipriki to Ohakune (1hr)
$220 per person (including jet boat ride)
This can be done with round trip transport from National Park for the same price

Add an extra $20 per person for round trip transport from Taupo

 
Kaiwhakauka and Mangapurua Track via Whakahoro:
Whakahoro to Mangapurua Landing • 42km • Grade 3 - 4
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from National Park to Whakahoro (1hr 45min)
Ride to the Mangapurua Landing (5 - 6 hrs)
Jet boat ride down the Whanganui River to Pipiriki (45min)
Shuttle from Pipriki to National Park (1hr)
$220 per person (including jet boat ride)
Add an extra $20 per person for round trip transport from Taupo
Add an extra $30 per person for round trip transport from Ohakune
 
OHAKUNE OLD COACH ROAD
Horopito to Ohakune • 17km • Grade 2
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Taupo to Horopito (1hr 45min)
Ride to Ohakune (2 - 3 hrs)
Shuttle from Ohakune to Taupo (2hrs)
$120 per person
This can be done with transport from Turangi, Whakapapa Village, or National Park Village for the same price.
 
42 TRAVERSE
Kapoors Road to Owhango • 47km • Grade 3+
Logistics for this ride with a one way shuttle:
Meet in Ohwango at Cafe 39 South (you park your car here)
Shuttle to Kapoors Road (40min)
Ride 47km back to your cars in Owhango (4 - 6hrs)
$90 per person
 
Kapoors Road to Owhango • 47km • Grade 3+
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Taupo to Kapoors Road (1.5hrs)
Ride 47km to Owhango (4 - 6hrs)
Shuttle from Owhango Cafe 39 South to Taupo (2hrs)
$120 per person
 
MOERANGI TRACK
 
Ohaku Road to River Road • 35km • Grade 4+
Logistics for this ride with a round trip shuttle:
Shuttle from Taupo to Ohaku Road (2hrs)
Ride to River Road End (4 - 6hrs)
Shuttle from River Road to Taupo (2hrs)
$130 per person
This can also be done with round trip transport from:
Rainbow Mountain car park (on SH5) for the same price
Rotorua for an extra $30 per person
* One way shuttles are not adviseable for this trail