2 hours on grade 2 (35 km)
While the Nelson to Glenhope railway is long gone, the latest link of the Great Taste Trail follows in its tracks. A day in the country cycling from Norris Gully via Kohatu to Tapawera and back enables you to enjoy using some of the railway’s old bridge abutments, culverts and embankments, and there are replica signs marking locations of historic stations. You will go through picturesque farmland, past hop vines and may choose to stop at the Hidden sculpture garden, where artist David Carson lives and works. Note that 35km is the distance for a return trip.
The Norris Gully Reserve provides good parking and food can be found at the Kohatu Flat Rock Café and at Tapawera.