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.

Coastal path closure 10 June 2024

The Coastal path between The Honest Lawyer and Orphanage Stream will be closed from Monday 10 June to Friday 5 July while an upgrade to the Whakatu Coast Pathway on the Great Taste Trail takes place. A detour will be in place during this time and users of the path will need to detour onto the railway reserve using a combination of local roads and local road cycle paths. Please take care and plan your route before you travel and follow all signs. 
This work will change the alignment and width of the path to make it easier and safer for users to get past each other, particularly when entering and exiting the Orphanage Stream underpass. Thanks for your patience!

Coastal path closure 10 June 2024

Coastal path closure 10 June 2024

Trail Grades and Safety

Our trails have been graded according to the trail grade standards set out by NZ Cycle Trails. You can read them here.

We recommend riders are fit and well prepared and we encourage you to know your limits and choose a trail that's suitable for all the riders in your group. Also be aware that there are areas on the trails where there is no cellphone reception. You may want to carry a Personal Locator Beacon in these areas. Check network coverage here.

We recommend you check the weather before starting the trail. Check it here.