Takaro Trails

Puketapu Loop, Otatara Maori Pa & Silky Oaks Chocolate

Self-guided - Round Trip Cycle - 20 kms - Allow 4 hours

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Our locals favourite trail! Pub, Pa and loads of chocolate. Everything you need for family fun.

Difficulty grading: Easy


Ride the stop-banks of the Tutaekuri River on this round-trip route from Taradale to the rural settlement of Puketapu.  We suggest a visit to Moana Park Winery and lunch at the iconic Puketapu Pub before returning on the opposite side of the river.  The scenery is ever changing with orchards, vineyards and farmland.  

Don’t miss an easy climb to enjoy views of the surrounding region from the historic Otatara Maori Pa Site then treat yourself to a chocolate delight at the Silky Oaks Chocolate Factory and Cafe before ending your ride back in Taradale.

COST:  $60.00 per adult and $40.00 per child

 Cost includes:  Bike, pannier & helmet hire delivered to Taradale, water bottle, route instructions & trail map and back  up support if required.

“I was very impressed by the complete wrap around service provided by Takaro Trails Cycle Tours.  We were picked up from our accommodation each morning, taken to the start of our ride, picked up at the end of our ride and taken home, and all at a very modest cost.  Too good!”   John – Moonee Ponds, Aus – April 2016