Opouri Bridle Track
Image: Uta Purcell | DOC

Introduction

Walk or mountain bike through native forest and farmland from Opouri Saddle down to Harvey Bay (Duncan Bay).

Track overview

3 km one way

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

Advanced: Grade 4

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this track

Description

This is a 3 km track through native forest and farmland from Opouri Saddle down to Harvey Bay (Duncan Bay). It is very steep and rocky in places and the streams are not bridged.

Getting there

You can get to this track from the Tennyson Inlet Road off State Highway 6 just past Rai Valley.

Mountain biking

You can mountain bike on Opouri Bridle Track - a fun downhill alternative to the road, however, most riders will find parts of the track unrideable.

Know before you go

  • The weather in the Sounds is generally mild, but conditions can change quickly, especially on the water. Ensure that you have adequate equipment and experience, and, if you are going out on the water, check the marine weather forecast.
  • Light fires only in designated areas.
  • Carry water.
  • In late summer and autumn, carry antihistamine if allergic to wasp stings.

Contacts

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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Waitohi / Picton Office
Phone:   +64 3 520 3002
Email:   picton@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Port Marlborough Building
14 Auckland Street
Picton 7220
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