Opotiki Backpackers
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Ph. 022 371 2940
138 St John Street Opotiki
Bay of Plenty 3122
New Zealand


June to August
by appointment


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Motu Road Trail

  78 km
  6-8 hours
 Grade 3
 Bike hire from $65 pp  Shuttle service from $50pp  Minimum 6 people for Shuttle

Start Point : Matawai to descend (location map) This Trail can be ridden uphill from Opotiki.

What to expect on the trail

Optional drop off points Shuttle Services

Matawai – 78km , Motu Village – 64km and The Boundary – 56km

Toilets: Matawai, Motu Village, Pakihi Track start, Tirohanga Shop, Memorial Park

One day or multi day ride.

From Matawai to Motu Village is 14km on a sealed road then the remainder is loose metal.
Take correct clothing for changeable weather and water. There is no cell phone coverage. Landline at Motu Village and Toatoa.
Multi day riders park your car in our secure lock up yard - $5 parking. Shower also available $3.
Note: The Pakihi Track is in the same direction and the drop off points are the same.