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Trail rider - Te kaiwhakatere

Tauranga has a new way for our disabled whanau and friends to enjoy the views from the Mauao summit and other locations - all from the comfort of a mobility transporter.

The trail rider is a single wheeled mobility transport supporter. The single wheel supports the rider’s weight while the handles at the front and the back allow two, three or four helpers to guide the rider up and down tracks.

To help navigate the steep terrain of Mauao, the trail rider must be operated with a minimum of four guides at all times.

On less steep terrain or tracks fewer helpers may be needed.

The trail rider:

  • folds in half making it easier to transport
  • is ergonomically designed with fully adjustable seating
  • has disc brakes
  • has a cargo compartment to hold equipment and gear.

Booking the trail rider

The trail rider is free to book and use. 

Summer season bookings (1 December – 30 March)

The trail rider can only be used in Tauranga during the busy summer season. There are two time slots per day:

  • 9am – 1pm
  • 2pm – 6pm

You can book online or in person at Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park reception desk, 1 Adams Avenue, Mount Maunganui.  We recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Book now

It is important before heading off you watch and pay close attention to the instructional video, and read and sign the trail rider user waiver. The waiver can be completed when collecting the trail rider from the Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park.

Off season bookings (1 April - 30 November)

The trail rider can be booked for longer than four hours in off peak season and taken for trips around the Bay of Plenty and the wider region (for example school camps).

You can book online or in person at Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park reception desk, 1 Adams Avenue, Mount Maunganui.  We recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Book now

It is important before heading off you watch and pay close attention to the instructional video, and read and sign the trail rider user waiver. The waiver can be completed when collecting the trail rider from the Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park.

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