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  • Pakihi Track
    Pakihi Track
    • Distance 20kms
    • Time 3-6 hrs
    • 4

    The Pakihi Track is downhill magic – it sweeps through a historic stock route in the magnificent Urutawa Forest, a journey surrounded by fern-filled forest and alongside pristine river pools. The adva...

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  • Dunes Trail
    Dunes Trail
    • Distance 9kms
    • Time 2-3 hrs
    • 2

    Cruise on a gravel trail along a spectacular stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline. Regular rises pop you above sand dunes for breath-taking panoramic views of the open ocean, of Moutohorā (Whale Island)...

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  • Motu Road Trail
    Motu Road Trail
    • Distance 67kms
    • Time 1-2 days
    • 3

    Welcome to epic backcountry! Taking you through remote bush country, historic farmland, and hills that demand good fitness, the Motu Road is a genuine adventure.

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  • Rere Falls Trail
    Rere Falls Trail
    • Distance 100kms
    • Time 1-3 days
    • 3

    Rere Falls Trail is an impressive ride through heartland New Zealand. Picture off-the-beaten-track, sealed and gravel roads, which twist through rolling high-country farmland and native forest, taking...

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  • Motu Trails Loop
    Motu Trails Loop
    • Distance 90kms
    • Time 1-2 days
    • 24

    The Motu Trails Loop is a diverse journey, taking you along a fabulous coast, up into a mountain range and deep into the forest interior. The 90km loop takes in all three sections of the Motu Trails G...

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  • Tairāwhiti / Gisborne
    Tairāwhiti / Gisborne
    • Distance 30kms
    • Time 1-3 hrs
    • 24

    Gisborne sits by the magnificent Tairāwhiti coast, with both fertile plains and hill country within a short distance.

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  • Otipi Road Trail
    Otipi Road Trail
    • Distance 38kms
    • Time 4-8 hrs
    • 4

    Beyond Motu Trails, the remote Otipi Road, in the Raukūmara Forest Park, was built for hydroelectric dam explorations dating back to the 1950s-1960s.

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  • Ōpōtiki / Ohiwa
    Ōpōtiki / Ohiwa
    • Distance 38kms
    • Time 1-3 hrs
    • 23

    The Ōpōtiki/Ohiwa district has some neat riding in addition to Motu Trails, especially if you’re happy to do out-and-back journeys.

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  • Whakatāne / Ōhope
    Whakatāne / Ōhope
    • Distance 30kms
    • Time 1-3 hrs
    • 23

    If you're looking for options beyond Motu Trails, the Whakatāne and Ōhope area has a good mix of easy to moderate riding.

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  • Bushaven
    Bushaven

    Bushaven offers self-contained accommodation and camping, just 20 minutes' drive from the Pakihi Track, in the same superb forest.

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  • Bush to Bay Holiday Stays
    Bush to Bay Holiday Stays

    Get spacious accommodation in a spectacular location — and make the most of your Motu Trails experience! Bush to Bay Holiday Stays offers you a diverse selection of short-term accommodation options, i...

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  • Eastland Pacific Motor Lodge
    Eastland Pacific Motor Lodge

    You'll find Eastland Pacific Motor Lodge in a prominent Opotiki spot opposite the Hot Bread Shop Cafe, offering a range of studio, one- and two-bedroom accommodation options. We offer a guest laundry,...

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  • Eastwoodhill Arboretum
    Eastwoodhill Arboretum

    Eastwoodhill Arboretum is the National Arboretum of New Zealand. It's right by the Rere Falls Trail and makes a brilliant visit or stay.

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  • Mokonui Farmstay
    Mokonui Farmstay

    Mokonui Farmstay is ideally located on Rere Falls Trail, just 3km from Rere Rockslide on Rere Falls Trail. The self-contained Mokonui Cottage is warm and cozy, and we can provide you with delicious me...

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  • Naurea Homestead B&B Accommodation
    Naurea Homestead B&B Accommodation

    Discover a beautiful, relaxing haven to complement your cycling — by staying at Naurea Homestead.

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  • Motu Community House
    Motu Community House

    At Motu Community House we offer you a welcoming place to stay near the southern end of the Motu Trails. Whether you’re planning to ride on the next day, or you’re basing yourself in Motu for more tha...

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  • Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
    Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is the family favourite destination in Ohope. Voted New Zealand's most loved beach, our award winning holiday park offers absolute beachfront accommodation with spectac...

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  • Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park
    Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park

    Welcome to Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park - where you can enjoy instant access to the beach, spectacular elevated ocean views, and walks into spectacular Onekawa Te Mawhai regional park.

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  • Oasis Central Backpackers and Kafe Friends
    Oasis Central Backpackers and Kafe Friends

    Oasis Central Backpackers and Kafe Friends offer you friendly accommodation and a coffee cart in one sunny central Opotiki spot.

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  • Portside Hotel
    Portside Hotel

    Portside Hotel is Gisborne’s only waterfront hotel, superbly located in Gisborne’s CBD. It's the perfect base to explore Rere Falls Trail and Gisborne rides or on to Motu Trails.

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  • Opotiki Holiday Park
    Opotiki Holiday Park

    Opotiki Holiday Park is small, friendly holiday park. We're the closest holiday park to Opotiki town centre and very handy to the start of the Dunes Trail. Relax after your ride in the swimming pool.

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  • Tirohanga Beach Holiday Park
    Tirohanga Beach Holiday Park

    Base your Motu Trails ride from Tirohanga Beach Motor Camp, 5km east of Opotiki and right beside the Dunes Trail. We offer a variety of accommodation for families or larger groups.

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  • Weka Wilds
    Weka Wilds

    Weka Wilds offers you warm and comfortable accommodation, including an historic cabin.

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  • The Weka Nest
    The Weka Nest

    The Weka Nest offers delightful, cozy accommodation in the heart of Motu village. Relax in comfort after your day, and watch the wild weka in the garden.

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  • Te Wera Homestead
    Te Wera Homestead

    Te Wera Homestead offers welcoming farmstay accommodation, creating the ideal way to ride Rere Falls Trail.

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  • Doc's Whitikau Campsite
    Doc's Whitikau Campsite

    If you are biking Motu Road or Otipi road, the Department of Conservation's Whitikau Forks campsite may appeal.

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  • Pakihi Hut
    Pakihi Hut

    Pakihi Hut is managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC). Use is "first come first served" with no pre-booking. The hut charge is $5 per person per night.

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  • Island View Holiday Park
    Island View Holiday Park

    Island View Holiday Park offers you a stunning beach-side location and excellent holiday park services, all just 4km from Opotiki.

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  • Hot Bread Shop Café
    Hot Bread Shop Café

    Hot Bread Shop Café has been serving and baking for locals and visitors since 1993. The cafe is part of Opotiki's heritage, serving the local community and providing a welcome rest for travellers.

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  • Oasis Central Backpackers and Kafe Friends
    Oasis Central Backpackers and Kafe Friends

    Oasis Central Backpackers and Kafe Friends offer you friendly accommodation and a coffee cart in one sunny central Opotiki spot.

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  • Gisborne PAK'nSAVE
    Gisborne PAK'nSAVE

    Gisborne PAK'nSAVE are proud to support Motu Trails as an official partner business. So whether you're a local or a visitor, shopping at PAK'nSAVE helps keep your wheels rolling!

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  • KG Kayaks
    KG Kayaks

    KG Kayaks are located on the shores of enchanting Ohiwa Harbour, 15 minutes' drive from Opotiki and 25 minutes from Whakatane. KG Kayaks offer a wide range of sea kayaking adventures.

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  • Dive Tatapouri
    Dive Tatapouri

    For an interactive reef ecology tour that has you feeding wild stingrays by hand as they glide over your feet, you can’t go past Dive Tatapouri. Just 15 minutes from Gisborne on SH35, adults, and chil...

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  • Waka Voyagers Tairawhiti
    Waka Voyagers Tairawhiti

    For unique Māori sailing and cultural experience that feels authentic and unstaged, Waka Voyagers Tairāwhiti ticks all the boxes. You’ll be taken out on the region’s own replica waka hourua (the large...

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  • Gray's Bush Walk
    Gray's Bush Walk

    One of the most popular and accessible reserves in the region, Gray’s Bush Reserve is about 10 minutes drive from Gisborne. Here you can walk through a remnant stand of tall kahikatea, which once cove...

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  • Whinray Scenic Reserve
    Whinray Scenic Reserve

    Just five kilometres from Motu: Whinray Scenic Reserve is 430 hectares of virgin podocarp native forest that has been protected since 1905. The pathways take you through majestic kahikatea, rimu, tota...

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  • Motu River Jet
    Motu River Jet

    The Motu River is a wild and scenic place of beauty – with banks cloaked in forest, and powerful water swirling around large boulders, the Motu River is the domain of intrepid rafters but also of the ...

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