The heart of the Timber Trail

The Timber Trail Lodge

The perfect place to relax, any time of year

Welcome to The Timber Trail Lodge, your ideal year-round, off-grid retreat.

Located midway along the Timber Trail Great Ride, our lodge is nestled in the heart of the stunning Pureora Forest.

Enjoy our expansive deck area stretching the length of the lodge, complete with outdoor seating and bean bags, perfect for immersing yourself in the tranquil forest surroundings.

Inside, discover our inviting lounge (the Hub), featuring elevated forest views, a cozy fireplace, comfortable seating, a selection of games and library of books. WiFi is available for guests in the lounge area.

Timber Trail Lodge accommodation in Pureora Forest.

Restaurant and Bar

Great food to fuel your adventure

As you return from your adventures, enjoy complimentary pizza and a cold drink from our bar. Evening meals are served family-style at large communal tables, perfect for sharing stories with fellow guests.

Start your day with a buffet-style breakfast offering continental and cooked options, accompanied by locally roasted plunger coffee. For your excursions, we provide packed lunches.

Our fully licensed bar features a selection of New Zealand wines showcasing top regions and craft beers from the Central North Island.

Where possible we source local and fresh ingredients supporting our local King Country producers. We can accommodate various dietary needs with advanced notice.

Your room rate includes all meals during your stay with us.


Your little piece of paradise

We have 20 rooms for up to 45 guests. All of our rooms are double glazed, carpeted and have radiator heating, with the most comfortable beds on the trail!

Some rooms have access to the large shared deck area, with outdoor seating and beautiful forest views.

The ensuite rooms have a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. Our standard rooms have shared bathrooms, with separate facilities for male and female.

We have double and triple rooms available, and room configuration options include generous king-sized beds and king singles.

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Timber Trail hotel accommodation.

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Timber Trail Lodge. The lodge is completely off the grid while still being modern, comfortable and welcoming. The food was outstanding and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the lodge to those seeking nature and/or adventure getaways!

Natalie R

The whole team went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Great food and endless tea! Accommodation was comfortable. Worked seamlessly with the Timber Trail Shuttles before and after the trip. Thank you!

Lucy - Aug 2021

We were well looked after. The team at the lodge were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was AMAZING and a real highlight for our always-hungry teenage sons. Lovely accommodation. Very informative commentary via Rob and great service from the bike hire/shuttle team. Top it off with stunning scenery and loads of fascinating history. A must do for families

Nikki J - July 2021

Great weekend doing the Timber Trail, 2 nights at the Timber Trail Lodge worked perfectly. Fantastic local knowledge and stories from Rob in the shuttle, Kia Ora Rob! Accommodation is superb, clean and comfortable rooms, great food after a good days MTB riding and a beer or 2 from the bar. Locally owned and operated with great stewardship of local environment and land. Thoroughly recommended!

Rob d - May 2021

Fantastic rooms, beautiful place and very helpful and friendly staff and fantastic food, catered for dairy free with ease and care. Beautiful setting and loved the beanbag on the deck. Loved everything. Thanks team Timber Trail Lodge.


Loved this place. Family of 6 adults had a ball. Everything is well organised. Rooms excellent, great food.and a pizza to keep you going after your first days riding. You do need to be fit enough to get there! Go for the full package. It’s worth it.

Drivel K

Great value for money, awesome team looked after us so well. Totally recommend these guys you can not go wrong! Clean, new, licensed, comfortable, outstanding food, all amenities well serviced and no complaints from any of our guys.


Around the Lodge

Our remote forest location is perfect to relax and enjoy nature, or get out and explore, even if you don't ride bikes.

There is a stunning 1 hour loop bush walk from the lodge doorstep, with giant rata trees and lively bird life.

The Maramataha Bridge, the longest on the Timber Trail is also walking distance from the lodge.

Pureora forest park

Lodge facilities

Everything you’ll need for your ride

• Bike wash down area
• Bike storage (covered and uncovered)
• Bike service stand and tools, including hand pump
• Drying room and storage crates for wet and muddy shoes and gear. Nb. We do not provide laundry facilities.
• E-bike charging stations
• Filtered water refill station
• Small provisions store with sunscreen, snacks, and limited bike parts
• First aid kits, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) for hire, and Epi-pen, AED on site
• We have a phone that can be used in emergencies.

Biking facilities at the Timber Trail Lodge.

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Phone: 0800 885 6343
International: +64 7 222 6090
Email: [email protected]

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