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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +171/155 ft
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Hikuwai Loop

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#248 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10537 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.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
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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