Starting in National Park village, this ride is one of our personal favourites.

A short easy climb through the Erua Forest leads you to panoramic views of the upper Retaruke valley ahead and the volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park behind. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mount Taranaki to the west!

From here you descend down though native bush and farmland into the Retaruke valley and to the shuttle vehicle.

With a 17km downhill and trails along a gravel road, this is definitely one of the best mountain bike rides in New Zealand.

Rating: Intermediate 

Distance: 23 km

Time: Allow 2 to 3 hours riding time


Fischers Track – Overview


Normal mountain bike: $150.00

Electric bike: $205.00



Departure Times:

9am Daily

Departure Points:

The Rafting Centre, 95 Atirau Rd, Turangi

What you need to bring:

Shorts, Polypro, Windbreaker, Sandshoes, Camera, Water Bottle, Lunch and Snacks.

  • Bikes
  • Helmets
  • Transport
  • Guide
Call to book: 0800 10 10 24

For more info on mountain biking grades and hazards, click here