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52 Ongarue Village Rd, Ongarue, Ruapehu, New Zealand

Directions to the Timber Trail Centre

The Timber Trail Centre is located in the centre of NZ’s North Island one hour west of Taupo, Tongariro National Park and the Ruapehu Ski-fields.

To get to Ongarue Village turn off State Highway 4, (a) 25 km north of Taumarunui or (b) 65 km south of Te Kuiti.

The turnoff to Ongarue, from State Highway 4 is clearly marked with signs saying "Ongarue" and "The Timber Trail".

From there it's about 2.5 km along a beautiful forested road, turn right (also well signposted) across a railroad track and the Centre is about 150m further along the main street of Ongarue, past Taupo Rd (and on the right). When you see a cute little chapel by the road, with a red letter box, you’re there.

If you don't have transport, the best way is to get to the Ongarue Turnoff is via either or We can pick you up from there.

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