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Mt Tarawera

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Killer climb followed by insane down hill (coming back!)
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Latitude
-38.139826
Longitude
176.247073
Trail Directions
Well, first you should be in New Zealand, get to Rotorua, then head south on the Taupo Rd for about 5 Km to the turn off. Marked on all maps.
Trail Length
5 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Rotorua, New Zealand
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 7, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: CT , from B.O.P.

Summary:
Get yourself a permit to enter the forest from the Kawerau information centre at the bus depot.Drive to the Tarawera river outlet.Ride around the eastern side of the mountain,up the 4wd track to the top,hump your bike across the saddle to the trig point and then bomb down the wicked descent on the northern face.It's a good hard out climb,rewarded with an excellent downhill

Recommended Route:
Another route to the top of Tarawera is from the Tarawera forest via Kawerau.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
River track in Kawerau



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Review Date
May 16, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Darryn Bennett , from Rotoura

Summary:
don't wear yourself out climbing up as it is very hard of your legs coming down

Recommended Route:
none, just go straight up



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Review Date
December 5, 1999

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: me , from here

Summary:
ert

Recommended Route:
uprte

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ert



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Review Date
September 29, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mike Barraclough , from New Zealand

Summary:
This is great fitness training and no small skill is required to stay on your bike on the way up. About 1/3 of the track is very steep, most of us had to walk at least some of these bits but one guy rode most of the way up. There is a crater at the top where scree jump can be indulged in, great fun. The way down is a case of how fast can you handle. As the track starts to level out at the bottom it becomes super fast with rain ruts and rocks providing a technical challenge. It took us 2.5 hours to get up and around 15 mins to get down.

Recommended Route:
Follow the track, up...then back down

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Forest below Rotorua is a blast, with groomed tracks that border on BMX at time, huge burms, bigs jumps after downhills and plenty of technical stuff including riding along logs to get over a stream if ou are really good.



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