Norris Gully to Riwaka

Length:
61km
Riding Time:
3-6 hours
Trail Grade:
3: Intermediate
Trail Status:
Under Construction

Please note: This is a temporary route on the road while construction and fundraising continues.

Norris Gully has car parking and marks the end of purpose built trail. After this it is another 4km to Kohatu on SH6, so be mindful of traffic, including logging trucks. At Kohatu turn right and a further 7km takes you to the small settlement of Tapawera where you can stock up at the local café, shops and the pub, and visit the tiny Tapawera Museum in the old relocated Kiwi railway station.  Cycle for another 17km over the Stanley Brook Hill (an 80m climb) and down the Motueka Valley to the small settlement of Woodstock.  Cross the road bridge on your left, then turn right at the other side onto West Bank Road.  Or if you want to head back to Wakefield turn right at Woodstock onto the Dovedale then Pigeon Valley Roads and follow the signs to Wakefield (30km). This turns into an unsealed road that climbs over 200m to a pass before dropping down to Wakefield.  There can sometimes be logging trucks on this road.

If you head across the bridge, you'll stay on the West Bank Road for approximately 27km - down the rural Motueka River Valley to Brooklyn.  This is a relatively narrow road, but has a low vehicle traffic count. 

When you arrive at Brooklyn, turn right onto Old Mill Road, then left onto Anderson Road and right onto Umukuri Road.  Follow this road to its junction with State Highway 60.  You can then cross the road to the cycle trail and turn left to Kaiteriteri or right to Motueka.