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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +171/ -155 ft
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Hikuwai Loop

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#215 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10,905 in the world

On the slopes above the Lake Wanaka Outlet beside Albert Town there is a reserve called the Hikuwai Conservation Area. Winding through the Manuka bushes of the reserve there is a bendy mountain bike trail called the Hikuwai Loop. It's grade 3 and curvy but has few other fun features apart from a few berms, jumps and squeezes.

There are dozens of unofficial trails threading through the bushes - keep your eye out for the little signs that will lead you round the loop.

First added by Jim Cummings on Apr 18, 2017. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
There are several places to get onto the Hikuwai Loop. There are two well signed access points along the Wanaka Outlet Trail.; another on Aubrey Road in Albert Town opposite Kanuka Rise, and two more on Gunn Road opposite Lagoon Avenue.
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  • Jim Cummings

    In Wanaka this is the trail for improving grade 2 riders. It is pleasant threading through the Manuka bushes and much of the trail is at grade 2 level and can be ridden quite fast as you follow its meanders.

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