Fishers Track: Half-Day Mountain Bike Adventure 2018-06-19T10:12:24+00:00

Fishers Track: Mountain Bike Tour

Half Day Adventure

Fisher Track is a relative unknown for mountain biking in the area. However, it is a fantastic and fun ride, with the best part of the 17km trail dropping through the pumice ridges and valleys of the Central Plateau.

Fishers Track is a mostly downhill trail with spectacular scenery. This easy grade-2 track is an excellent backcountry ride for those mountain bike riders with only a little experience. It begins with short climb to a summit with breathtaking views of Mount Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe, Mount Tongariro and the Retaruke Valley. The downhill section of trail is 6km long and is a beautiful ride through farmland.

The surface is mixed but has been recently upgraded. Fishers Track is slightly more challenging than The Old Coach road but is achievable by all.

We allow 2-3 hours to ride from end-to-end, with a welcome rest and refreshment at the end. This is a great adventure and can be achieved no matter what the weather conditions.

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Prices Includes

Guide/s, return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro base, bike, helmet and a refreshment at the end.

Adrift Tongariro has clothing available for hire to supplement that which you don’t have and need.

Pick up / Drop off

All tours start and finish at the Adrift Tongariro base. Morning or afternoon tours available.

Summer

Adrift Tongariro Base
Morning Tour: Pick up 9:00am / Drop off: 12:30pm
Afternoon Tour: Pick up 1:30pm / Drop off 5:30pm

Whakapapa Village
Morning Tour: Pick up 9:00am / Drop off: 12:30pm
Afternoon Tour: Pick up 1:30pm / Drop off 5:30pm

Winter

Adrift Tongariro Base
Morning Tour: Pick up 8:00am / Drop off: 12:30pm
Afternoon Tour: Pick up 1:30pm / Drop off 5:30pm

Whakapapa Village
Morning Tour: Pick up 8:00am / Drop off: 12:30pm
Afternoon Tour: Pick up 1:30pm / Drop off 5:30pm

  • All times are approximate
  • Summer 1 October – 30 April, Winter 1 May – 30 September
  • Return transfers from the Adrift Tongariro base (53 Carroll St, National Park Village) are
    included in the price
  • All other transfers an additional charge applies

Gear List

  • Water (1-2 litres)
  • Personal medications (e.g. asthma inhaler, blister protection etc)
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack per person
  • Trainers
  • Shorts suitable for cycling
  • 1 warm top layer (wool, merino, thermals, fleece, soft shell etc. are good layers)
  • Change of clothes if the weather is wet

Gear Hire

Adrift Tongariro has equipment for hire. This includes footwear and clothing to supplement anything you may not have, or have forgotten on the day. We can supply: boots, socks, thermal longs, fleece longs, waterproof pants, thermal tops, fleece tops, waterproof tops, warm gloves, warm hats, sun hats, sunglasses, backpacks, walking poles and sleeping bags and liners.

Transfers

There will be a $35pp charge for transfers from Whakapapa Village and National Park Village.

We need a minimum of two persons confirmed on the tour to operate transfers.

All clients making their own way (self-drive) should meet at the Adrift base in time for a 9:00am summer and an 8:00am winter departure. This improves both safety and service as The Adrift base shop is outfitted with all equipment and clothing needs.  We endeavor to remove the risk of clients not having adequate clothing and equipment for the conditions.

If you have paid for transfers please ring the Adrift office the night prior to re-confirm your  arrangements: +64 7892 2751 or +64 2744 62374

Taupo CBD return transfers: $225pp minimum 2 pax.
Ohakune & Turangi return Transfers: $125pp minimum 2 pax.