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42 Traverse

The 42 Traverse has been reopened with a bypass track in place for walkers and cyclists. The end-to-end experience is still closed to 4WD and quad bikes users.

The 42 Traverse is back, now with a bypass track for walkers and cyclists, but the trail is closed for the 4WD and quad bike enthusiasts.

Get ready for an adventurous mountain biking experience that's not for the faint-hearted. This grade three to four trail in Ruapehu will put both your fitness and skills to the test with its mix of challenging sections.

But don't let the tough parts overshadow the beauty of the journey. Brace yourself for spectacular views of the Tongariro National Park as you navigate long, rutted downhills. Picture yourself surrounded by the stunning landscapes of three majestic volcanoes and untouched bush.

The trail presents its own set of challenges with gravel and mud, stream crossings, and uphills. Yet, the breathtaking scenery serves as a welcome distraction, making each pedal stroke a visual delight. Stay updated on trail conditions by checking the Department of Conservation site.

As you wrap up your unforgettable journey in Owhango, make sure to stop at the Old Post Office Lodge. Capture the triumphant moment at the "42 Traverse Selfie-Spot" wall. This isn't just a ride; it's an immersive experience against the backdrop of New Zealand's rugged beauty.

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