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GRADE: 3 LENGTH: 2.5km


BUILT: Completed in late 2015 by Rob Metz. Thanks also go to the landowners, Central North Island Iwi Holdings - for giving permission to run the track through this area.


GETTING THERE: Starts on Tikitapu Rd, very close to the intersection with the tar seal 8 Mile Gate Rd. 
Riders coming from the end of Kung Fu Walrus trail will appreciate this option to avoid either the big climb over Moerangi Rd. or the long slog around Sandstone/Fern Drive to get back to the inner network trails. 


TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The English language translation of the Maori word Taura is - Tether, rope, cable, cord. In this case it represents a tether that connects the outback trails with the inner trails of Whakarewarewa forest).
Don't be fooled by the Grade 3 designation. As a hand built trail there are several features that are closer to Grade 4 in difficulty. It is still new and settling in at the time of this writing (January 2016) so will firm up in the coming seasons.

At the end of Taura there is a new return loop on Yellow Brick Road Trail. This short section is built at the same grade as the rest of Yellow Brick Road.

Keep in mind that the tar seal 8 Mile Gate Rd. is off limits to riders - make use of Taura trail to link back towards the inner network of trails.


GETTING OUT:  The Yellow Brick Road return loop brings riders to the intersection of Hill and Reservoir Rds. - close to the 8 Mile Gate entry to the forest.

 


Please ride within your limits, and be aware that trails can change with weather and heavy use from race events effecting their difficulty. Ride Rotorua will in no way be liable for any injury or damages arising from riding any of the trails listed on the Ride Rotorua website.

 

 

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