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Level: Intermediate
Length: 27 mi (43.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Welcome Rock Trails

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#58 of 393 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#9,722 in the world

Private Trail. You need to pay for riding it before you get there but it is well worth it. You can do this online. http://www.welcomerock.co.nz/
Starts and ends at the old ski hut. 27Km loop, hand built trail, many historic elements and features, cool huts along the way, the famous Welcome Rock with great views. 21Km is single track, cross country with a fast flowing downhill, finish loop with a few Kms on gravel road.

First added by Adventurers Travel Co on Dec 7, 2016. Last updated Apr 21, 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
Garston is the nearest town. Trail starts 8Km up gated gravel road (Nevis Road) which takes you to the trail start/end point at the old ski hut.
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  • Desperado

    I love these Central Otago back-country rides in tussock country where the views go on forever. Another good one is to get a ride to the very top of the Nevis Road and ride down the Carricktown Loop to Bannockburn and Cromwell.

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  • Adventurers Travel Co

    One of our favorites! Really fun trail, with beautiful views.
    Escape the crowds of Queenstown here!
    We did this on a still and sunny day - the best conditions (it would be a bit exposed in windy weather). The huts are awesome and would recommend staying in the Mud Hut! Great cross country trail. Follow the historic water races (build for gold mining) along the side of the valley. Top ride :)

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