Trail Notices and Grades

We use the standard grading system for the New Zealand Cycle Trail to communication what level of fitness/ skill is needed to ride each trail.

Dogs are not allowed on several sections of the Tasman's Great Taste Trail, including Spooners Tunnel and Rabbit Island. Read Tasman District Council's bylaw on dogs and other animals on Tasman's Great Taste Trail here.

Great Taste Trail - open - some sections closed due to fire risk

Due to increasing fire risk, the following sections of the Great Taste Trail  are closed from FRIDAY, 23 FEBRUARY:
1. Wai-iti Reserve to Quail Valley Road; and
2. Belgrove to Kohatu - Flat Rock Cafe.
Riders wishing to ride between Kohatu and Belgrove can take SH6 as an alternative. If doing so please note this is a busy section of highway with fast cars and trucks. A better option is to ride on the 170km+ trail that is open - including the Sparkling Coastline and the Baton Valley.