2 miles
659 ft
-1,236 ft
Avg time
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Great Expectations Details

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This great addition to the Rameka Experience has been built by the volunteers and helpers of Project Rameka in conjunction with the Golden Bay MTB Club. This is the start of a planned network of trails in the area.

Great Expectations takes you down to Rameka Creek 3.5km's from Pack Track.

Access Info

In short the Project Rameka is a "Carbon Sink" project to help get our world back into the shape it should be! So... with that in mind. It may be worth noting that people living, or based in Golden Bay often park beside the big Totara at the bottom of the Rameka Gorge (4 km out of Takaka) and ride up the Rameka Creek Road and then down Great Expectations. Others do the same and ride up to Canaan Downs and back doing the entire Rameka Track both ways! Both are greener options than using shuttles to and from the top!

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More Stats for Great Expectations bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -577 ft
  • Altitude min
    868 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,445 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,445 ft
  • Altitude end
    868 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,180 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    281 ft
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on Oct 12, 2018
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Directions to great-expectations trailhead (-40.910470, 172.848610)
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Great Expectations Trail Reports

Oct 12, 2018 @ 10:38pm
Oct 12, 2018
Tree down near top. Can crawl under it.
Oct 12, 2018 @ 12:40pm
Oct 12, 2018
Large pine across track near the start
Jan 3, 2018 @ 10:05am
Jan 3, 2018
Jun 8, 2017 @ 1:40am
Jun 8, 2017
Apr 18, 2017 @ 10:15pm
Apr 18, 2017
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Rameka track
14 miles

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