Fishers Track

Fishers Track

Bikers in front of Mt NgauruhoeFast becoming as popular as the Traverse, the Fishers Track is a must for downhill junkies.  Beginning by National Park Railway Station with a few kms of gradual uphill on a metal road, there are grand views of the Central Plateau and the Retaruke Valley before the track quickly descends 520m through native forest and a brilliant down hill farm track on to Kurua Rd

Ride 9km out of the valley along the Upper Retaruke Rd to the ‘Monument’ at the intersection with Oio Rd

Having completed 17kms at this stage you can either arrange transport from here or carry on another 19kms up the sealed Oio Rd back to Owhango bearing in mind the famous Oio hill isn’t for the faint hearted!

Fishers Track forms part of the Mountain to Sea Cycleway.  It links up with the Bridge to Nowhere track in the Mangapurua Valley simply by taking a left at the ‘Monument’ and riding 26km to Whakahoro where the Oio Rd meets the Whanganui RiverWhakahoro features an excellent cafe where you can rest weary legs before continuing up the Kaiwhakauka Valley (this track is programmed for completion April 2010) and up on to the Bridge to Nowhere track. 

At approximately 120kms this represents a two day adventure for most.