Swingbridge over Wekakura Creek
Image: DOC/90 Seconds | ©


Travel through expansive tussock downs, lush forests and nīkau palms to the roaring seas of the West Coast.


  • Look and listen out for great spotted kiwi/roroa and takahē around Gouland Downs.
  • There are nocturnal carnivorous land snails around Heaphy Hut on a damp night.
  • Mountain bikes are allowed between 1 May and 30 November.

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Bookings are open for trips to 30 June 2021.

78.4 km

Mountain biking

2 - 3 days Advanced: Grade 4

Seasonal restrictions

Mountain biking is only allowed from 1 May - 30 November.

Dog access

No dogs



Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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