This is a lovely walk alongside Twizel River. The river is intermittently lined with willow trees that provide plenty of shade. Walkers may also enjoy the opportunity to find uncrowded swimming holes and picnic spots.
Most of this track is a public access easement through private farm land so please keep to the track. Some sections of the track are threatened with flooding when river levels are high.
This is a good single track ride. It may get washed out in this middle section so you may need to push your bike in places. At the trail end, return the same way or alternatively, follow Ōhau River Road back to the start.
This is a shared-use track. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.
Twizel River Trail is signposted directly opposite the Twizel town.
Map: NZTopo 50 BZ15 Twizel, BZ16 Dover Pass
Private property and permissions
This track crosses private land. There is no camping until the conservation area boundary.
Respect the landowner's livestock and property:
- stay on the marked track until you reach the conservation land
- leave gates as you find them
- use stiles where provided
- keep your distance from livestock