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Nydia Track

Walk or bike through lush coastal and regenerating forest, climb two saddles with brilliant views, cross farmland and drop down to the edge of the sea.

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The Nydia Bay Track is a fantastic single-track ride for experienced mountain bikers and walkers who like a challenge. The track consists of big climbs, fast downhills, rugged tree roots and brilliant views.

You can stay at the campsite in Nydia Bay, at the Department of Conservation lodge, at bed and breakfasts or at the eco lodge.


27km one way (9hr 30mins)


Advanced - tramping track


The track begins at Kaiuma Bay near Havelock and finishes at Tennyson Inlet, which you reach via the road to French Pass, off State Highway 6 just north of Rai Valley. Turn right onto Opouri Road and follow to the end. Charter launches and The Mail Boat run are available to take passengers from Havelock to Shag Point, Nydia Bay or Duncan Bay, or walk in the opposite direction to friends, swapping car keys in Nydia Bay.

Shared Pathway Etiquette

1. Keep left.
2. Cyclists should let pedestrians know when they are approaching by politely calling out or ringing a bell when approaching from behind.
3. Cyclists should pass on the right, when possible – unless the pedestrians are on the right in which case pass them in the safest way possible.
4. Cyclists should ride defensively and cycle at a speed that does not put others at risk.

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