Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Mountain Biking in Marlborough, NZ
Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Cycling through vineyards in Marlborough
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Mountain bike Marlborough’s epic high country trails and coastal ridges, road bike undulating routes at the edge of the sea, tour on long flat runs through vine-clad valleys or take the whole family biking along one of the region’s many rivers.

Marlborough boasts brilliant weather, stunning scenery and an abundance of acclaimed mountain and road trails, including a Great Ride and three Trails along the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Nga Haerenga.

This pedaller’s paradise has thrilling adventure, low key rides, and everything in-between.

Kanuka Trail

A new addition to the many mountain bike trails on Picton's Victoria Domain, is the Kanuka Trail.

Starting from the Snout Track carpark, this Grade 2 (intermediate) two-way trail takes mountain bikers on 3.5km journey to the snout peninsula. Along the way, expect to see some brilliant views over Picton and Queen Charlotte Sound so close to the water that you can wave to the passengers on the ferries cruising on past. About 200 meters before you reach the peninsula, the trail joins up with the walking track for the rest of the way (watch out for walkers on this section). 

Getting to the trail:

The trail starts at the Northern end of the Westside mountain bike trail. To access the Kanuka Trail, you can drive to the snout track carpark via Sussex St in Picton (the last carpark before driving back down the hill) or you can set off on your ride from Picton via the Marina to Reservoir Track, then onto the Ridgeline Track (or via the road).

Once at the snout carpark, you can then choose to take the Snout Track walking/biking section, or the Westside Bike Track (running parallel). After about 700 meters you can then veer onto the Kanuka Trail.


The track can be narrow in places, including some steep drop offs along the way.

Quick Facts

Grade: Grade 2 (intermediate)
Length: 3.5km each way
Direction: two-way
Fitness: Moderate
Usage: Biking Only
Trail type: Singletrack

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