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We provide all your needs for cycling The Timber Trail through the beautiful Pureora Forest from Ongarue to Pureora.

Please peruse our website for more information. Then select from one of our standard packages or let us design something to suit you and your budget.

Flashpackers in Ongarue is the creation of Rem Rensen. “Flashpacking” is an increasingly common term used to describe backpackers who upscale themselves with their travels and experiences.  Rem provides a quality experience for visitors to the Timber Trail, you can visit TripAdvisor to read about the Flashpacker feedback from other users.

Our accommodation is at Ongarue, the southern end of the Timber Trail. It consists of 3 bedrooms. 2 of the bedrooms have a queen-sized bed, and 1 bedroom has 2 king singles.

In addition,  our facilities and services include:

  • Linens and towels provided.
  • Full bathroom facilities, with shower and toilet.
  • Outside shower and toilet for muddy cyclists.
  • Well-equipped kitchen, dining and lounge areas.
  • Spa pool for relaxation at day’s end.

The basic fee is $120 per room per night 1 or 2 persons maximum. Concession rates available for couples.

Plus, as you will see from our Packages Page, we offer transfers to and from The Timber Trail, bike hire plus full meal service including cut lunches for cyclists. Click on book now to find out more information about our packages.


host: Rem Rensen

address: 6 Ongarue Village Road Ongarue

email:  www.timbertrailhub.co.nz

phone: 027 321 6274


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Great Rides App


Specifically designed for New Zealand's Great Rides this app is used by mountain bikers, runners and walkers. It aims to provide location tracking to find amenities, attractions and local information while riding the trail. Once downloaded, the trail information is fully available offline.

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