Out East


Distance Approx 14-26kms depending selected options.
Difficulty Minimum of intermediate riding ability required.
Time 2-4 hours See Our Rates
Surface Tarseal and gravel roads.
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Head south first as you wing your way towards the airport. Stop off at the Garden Centre or one of the Art Studios dotted along the way. Turn left onto the famous 309 Road as you head into some of our beautiful native bush and established pine forests. Keep an eye out for Stu and his wild pigs (they have the right of way!) as they meander across the 309 Road. Next stop is the quirky Waterworks theme park along with their very own Wet Your Whistle Cafe.

The track to the iconic Castle Rock is just a few hundred metres past the Waterworks and is a separate 6km return trip through Earnslaw Forest.  While a reasonable climb, the road surface is good and the views are fantastic, not to mention the achievement factor!  (Access may be affected by logging at particular times of the year).

Return to The 309 and consider a slightly longer trip of another 3kms further along to the beautiful Waiau Kauri Grove. This requires a 30 minute return walking trip but is well worth the effort. The spectacular Waiau waterfall is located just off the road and adds another awesome memory to your visit.

Head back towards Town and dine at the Mussel Kitchen for some tasty local delicacies or perhaps even a craft beer (seasonal hours apply).

We will provide map, helmet, bike lock and pannier bag.

We want you to have an enjoyable day. Consider taking the follow with you:

  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent

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