motu trails

Beaches | Forest | Rivers
The Dunes Trail, Pakihi Track, Motu Road Trail are easily accessible trails that travel through native bush and along the beach. They run between between Ōpōtiki in the Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti/Gisborne.
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miles of amazing natural scenery

A variety of mainly bike trails that take you past our spectacular Pacific Ocean, up into a mountain range and deep into the forest interior.

Feel like you are in the middle of nowhere as you travel on gravel roads into remote bush country and across green rolling countryside. This area is diverse and if you are looking for the feeling of a remote landscape then come and explore the Motu trails.

For more information visit Motu Trails.

permit details

Opotiki District Council

location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

353 Kilometres | 4 Hours, 23 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

132 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 53 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

132 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 53 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

44 Kilometres | 40 Minutes

Taupo CBD

216 Kilometres | 2 Hours, 41 Minutes