Activities, services or other items associated with the Dun Mountain Trail
The Dun Mountain Trail is now open along the normal route from Tantragee Saddle. We recommend riding from town or parking along the Maitai River; there is only limited parking available on Brook Street.
Tasman's Great Taste Trail is open along Rabbit Island to the ferry landing but there may be standing water or mud on the trail, so please use caution and do not wade and ride through any water.
As part of the upgrade of the Dun Mountain Trail, a new bridge was installed over the South Fork of the Maitai River.
The 43km Dun Mountain Trail is a coppermine epic which will take riders from the Nelson suburbs along the route of New Zealand’s first railway (1862). The track winds through forest before crossing an alpine mineral belt and descending past the Maitai Dam down the Maitai River and back into Nelson.
Saturday, 12 November 2011 - 11:00am - 1:30pm
Help us open the upgraded Dun Mountain Trail
The 34 km Dun Mountain Trail, which loops between Brook Valley and the Maitai River Dam following the route of New Zealand’s first railway line, will be officially opened at 11 am Saturday 12 November. The public are invited to bring their bikes and take a day to explore the Maitai Valley.