Tasman River Track

1.00 out of 5
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4x4 Trail
↑ 100 m
↓ 100 m
elevation (m)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
The Tasman River Track is a 25 km out-and-back jittery gravel four wheel drive track that goes up the eastern side of the Tasman River from the top of Lake Pukaki.

It is part of the Alps to Ocean trail and is one of several tracks described in the Department of Conservation's "Mountain Biking in Mackenzie/Waikato". You can pick up this little booklet for $2 at local information centres.

As you ride up this trail you get good views of Mount Cook and other mountain peaks. But if you really want to feel the magic of these mountains go to Mount Cook Village and walk some of the tracks there. And if you want a local ride that is much more fun try the Twizel River Trail.

The Tasman River Track is pleasant enough but certainly not worth the 82 kilometre out and back drive to get to it.
added by Jim CummingsWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ

May 23, 2015
Review: If you want to get good photos of Mount Cook and surrounding mountains you need to ride this trail in the morning - the earlier the better. The trail was washed out in one place when I rode it and I had to throw my bike over fences to detour through a farm paddock. The trail is more or less flat all the way.

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