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344 mi 553 km of trail 18 Rides

Easy Trails 13 Trails Intermediate Trails 88 Trails Hard Trails 38 Trails
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Rides in South Island - 18

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Favorite Beech forest, Maitland Ridge Track
Difficult

Maitland Ridge Track

14.7 mi 23.7 km • Loop • 2,950 ft Ascent 899.29 m Ascent

(9) St Arnaud, NZ
Favorite Starting the descent to Doom Creek bridge
Difficult

Wakamarina Track

12.9 mi 20.8 km • Point to Point • 3,491 ft Ascent 1064.11 m Ascent

(2) Blenheim, NZ
Favorite Climbing the track from Lewis Hut to Mackay Hut through verdant West Coast bush
Intermediate

Heaphy Track

47.6 mi 76.7 km • Point to Point • 7,594 ft Ascent 2314.69 m Ascent

(1) Takaka, NZ
Favorite Tight turns, roots and mossy forest floor
Difficult

Porika Track and Louis Creek Trail

9.1 mi 14.7 km • Loop • 1,825 ft Ascent 556.23 m Ascent

(2) St Arnaud, NZ
Favorite An easy section of the Lockett Ridge gives an opportunity to soak up the views
Difficult

Kill Devil Track

24.4 mi 39.3 km • Out and Back • 5,376 ft Ascent 1638.54 m Ascent

(1) Takaka, NZ
Favorite Fantastic views over Dunedin and the harbor from the top of Nichols Creek.
Intermediate

Nichols Creek Switchback Track

6.4 mi 10.4 km • Out and Back • 1,089 ft Ascent 331.89 m Ascent

(1) Dunedin, NZ
Favorite Chasm carved by outflow from gold mining operations above. On Claim Jumper Trail
Difficult

Naseby Highlight Loop

8.2 mi 13.2 km • Loop • 692 ft Ascent 210.96 m Ascent

(1) Naseby, NZ
Favorite Watch your head.
Intermediate

Wakari Creek Circuit

2.5 mi 4.0 km • Loop • 485 ft Ascent 147.9 m Ascent

(1) Dunedin, NZ

Trails in South Island - 121

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50.0 mi 80.4 km #1Old Ghost Road
Difficult
Westport, NZ
Difficult
50.0 mi 80.4 km Westport, NZ 10 
10.2 mi 16.4 km #2Fowler Pass - Lake Guyon
Difficult
Kaikoura, NZ
Difficult
10.2 mi 16.4 km Kaikoura, NZ
3.1 mi 5.0 km #3Te Ara Koa Trail
Difficult
Nelson, NZ
Difficult
3.1 mi 5.0 km Nelson, NZ
2.8 mi 4.5 km #4Moke Lake Loop Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.5 km Queenstown, NZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km #5Big Bush Track
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km St Arnaud, NZ
2.9 mi 4.6 km #6Unhinged
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.6 km St Arnaud, NZ
2.4 mi 3.9 km #7Involution
Difficult
Nelson, NZ
Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Nelson, NZ
3.6 mi 5.8 km #8Moonlight Track
Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Difficult
3.6 mi 5.8 km Queenstown, NZ
10.2 mi 16.4 km #9Heaphy Track: Heaphy Hut to Kohaihai
Intermediate
Takaka, NZ
Intermediate
10.2 mi 16.4 km Takaka, NZ
4.4 mi 7.2 km #10Maitland Ridge
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
Difficult
4.4 mi 7.2 km St Arnaud, NZ
3.4 mi 5.4 km #11Louis Creek Goldfield Track
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
Difficult
3.4 mi 5.4 km St Arnaud, NZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #12Kaka Track
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km St Arnaud, NZ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13Terminus-Lodestone Gully
Intermediate
Richmond, NZ
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Richmond, NZ
1.6 mi 2.5 km #14Flying Moa Track
Intermediate
Wakefield, NZ
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Wakefield, NZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km #15Heaphy Track: Perry Saddle Hut - Gouland Downs Hut
Intermediate
Takaka, NZ
Intermediate
4.3 mi 6.9 km Takaka, NZ
0.6 mi 0.9 km #16Slytherin
Intermediate
Dunedin, NZ
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Dunedin, NZ
4.0 mi 6.5 km #17Wots up Doc
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.5 km St Arnaud, NZ
1.8 mi 3.0 km #18Sidewinder Trail
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
Intermediate
1.8 mi 3.0 km St Arnaud, NZ
7.2 mi 11.6 km #19Heaphy Track: Saxon Hut - James Mackay Hut
Intermediate
Takaka, NZ
Intermediate
7.2 mi 11.6 km Takaka, NZ
1.3 mi 2.1 km #20Duck Down Track
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km St Arnaud, NZ

Photos of South Island - 339

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Threading the stumps
Dec 31, 2019 near St Arnaud, NZ
Starting down the Skyline Steps
Mar 14, 2020 near Westport, NZ
Climbing the track from Lewis Hut to Mackay Hut through verdant West Coast bush
Aug 6, 2015 near Takaka, NZ
Getting some air
Dec 31, 2019 near St Arnaud, NZ
Just before the Skyline Steps.
Sep 10, 2019 near Westport, NZ
Approaching Lake Guyon from the east.
Sep 4, 2015 near Kaikoura, NZ
Old Ghost Road - Looking NE near Mt Montgomery.
Aug 3, 2016 near Westport, NZ
Crossing the Gunner River in style
Aug 6, 2015 near Takaka, NZ