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Make it easy & stay local before, during & after your Timber Trail trip. Epic has a great relationship with local B&B's, farmstays, campsites, and motels. Epic works well with all of the establishments to provide customers with a seamless experience. We recommend all of the accommodation options we have linked below!


On the Timber Trail


A basic free campground based next to Epic's base in Ongarue. The campground has a small shelter with water kindly donated by the Te Araroa Trust and new toilets donated by Friends of the Timber Trail. Plenty of grassy area for setting up tents or park your campervan in the carpark. 


Before/after your Timber Trail trip

Situated 2kms down a private driveway off SH4, only 5min from Epic's base in Ongarue. Wairere Cottage sits peacefully on a working sheep & beef farm. Makes an ideal base to kick off your Epic Timber Trail adventure or break up that trip home after! Great option for groups sleeping up to 8 people.


Alexander Motel would like to offer a 7.5% discount on accommodation for all guests doing an Epic Cycle Adventure tour when booked direct with us through our website, by email or phone. We are proud to offer modern, spotlessly clean, self contained accommodation.  We are located a few minutes walk from the centre of Taumarunui, yet away from the noise of the railway line and SH4. With safe off street parking, next to the RSA and close to other cafes and shopping.

Email Phone 07 895 8501


Moketenui Station is a working sheep and beef farm in the heart of the King Country located only 20 mins from start of the Timber Trail. Stand on the deck and view the beautiful countryside. Enjoy the peace and quiet and relax in the newly refurbished Shearers Quarters.

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