*** Track update! Repairs to the track have been made to include a bypass that passes the slip
The bypass section is reported as unsuitable to Ebikes and all cyclists must dismount on the diversion section of the track ***
About The Shuttle To The Trail
Based in Owhango we are ideally placed for the start or the end of you cycle ride through the Tongariro Forest on the 42 Traverse mountain bike trail. We have plenty safe parking in Owhango but we suggest parking opposite the Bluehill Cafe for that cold drink and snack after the ride.
Our Cycle carrier on our Vans carry's 4 bikes each but if you do have a larger group please contact us direct for options we can provide.(max weight capacity 60kg per vehicle)
*** Due to E-Bike weights and track suitability please call before booking E Bikes, If you do not contact us directly the booking maybe cancelled ***
All shuttles are a minimum of 2 people unless there are other bookings on that day. Single person bookings are by negotiation and will incur a surcharge unless others booked on the shuttle.
For larger groups please contact us before booking and we can organise logistics for you that will best suit your groups needs.
Booking times are open to your preference please call for a specific time that may be available outside the published schedule however we reserve the right to adjust these times to our availability. Please note afternoon returns to Kapoors road may only available on request. If all morning shuttles are booked we will provide an afternoon service where we can please call to arrange.
***Note for TA walkers this shuttle only goes to the junction of State Highway 47 and Kapoors Road***
Payment on day only via direct phone contact. We prefer online booking otherwise a 10% surcharge will be applied for card on day.
Further information on the trail can be found at the following links and it is highly recommended to bring or Hire a Personal Locator Beacon available from DOC offices or the Isite.
Blue Hill Cafe, OwhangoGet Directions
Terms and Conditions
Departure/pick up location is along State Highway 4 in Owhango opposite Blue Hill Cafe. Other locations can be arranged at an additional cost. If you are using E-Bikes you must contact us before booking, failure may result in cancellation of booking. Due to the large area and distance our other services cover times maybe changed to suit schedule of the operator. *Due to exceptional fuel price rises a Fuel surcharge levy maybe applied after booking for every 10c fuel increases costs an extra $1 for this shuttle to operate, we dont anticipate any effect on pricing until local diesel prices exceed $2.80 whilst using our Toyota Hiace Vans. Payment, Refund , Cancellation Policy Full payment is required before any booking is confirmed Credit card details are stored on a secure external server supplied by the merchant facility and may not be debited until closer to the booking date as dictated by availability and certainty of service being provided. In the event of a force Majeure event eg weather, natural disaster or pandemic causing cancellation of activity. Any refunds as per standard terms and conditions. Refunds exclude booking fees Personal Locator Beacons are strongly advised to be carried