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Level: Easiest
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Kaiapoi Island Trail

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#256 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#14,783 in the world

Kaiapoi Island is no longer an island - but it is on the banks of the Waimakariri River and is sometimes called Waimakariri River Park. In summer it's a nice spot for a picnic and a swim or fishing - not to mention a bike ride, run or walk all year round.

The Kaiapoi Island Trail is a shared walker-biker track that makes for a loop of up to 19km along the banks of the river. It's flat, wide, easy, well surfaced with gravel and has no surprises apart from the possibility of running into a bike-eating poodle. It's popular with local runners, strollers, dog-walkers and families out for a ride.

The trail runs up and down the river bank and there are three popular access car parks. They're at Wrights Road, Taylors Road and Raven Quay. There is a toilet at the Wrights Road car park.

There is a brochure that you can download with description, map and so on. Just google Kaipoi Island to find it.

First added by Jim Cummings on Mar 15, 2017. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Head south out of Kaiapoi on William Street which becomes Main North Road. About 3km from downtown turn sharp right into Wrights Road just before the bridge over the Waimakariri River. Kaipaoi is about 15km north of Christchurch.
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  • Jim Cummings

    Very pleasant ride for the whole family. For added interested you can go off-track out onto the braids of the river.

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