This track finishes a 15 minute ride / drive up the valley from Pinedale. The most popular route is to get a one hour shuttle to the Blenheim side of the Richmond range. This gets you several hundred metres up the range and gives you a 800m switch back, break destroying downhill section. We shuttle walkers, mountain bikers & kayakers. Ride it or walk it…or Heli in for the down hill! There are short walks off the main track in beautiful native forest. Huts are available and gold mining relics are visible.
Links below, DOC & trail forks….
Likewise the Nydia track is a popular 1-2 ride or walk. Accommodation at On the track lodge, camping at the DOC camp ground. We can shuttle you to one end (Duncan bay) and collect you at Kaiumu Bay – or get a water taxi to Havelock. This saves 16 km on a winding gravel road and you can get a well earned craft beer at one of the local restaurants.
Saves you a greasy clay climb through pine forest, you’ll probably want to do several runs. Get up to 4 mad mates and off we go. Larger numbers can be catered for but this is definitely 4 wheel drive access.