2 miles
Distance
326 ft
Climb
-448 ft
Descent
00:16:25
Avg time

Kaipipi Track Details

  • Riding Area
    Stewart Island
    Stewart Island
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #91994 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

An old road from back in the logging days; now a mixed use walking / biking track through DOC land. Takes you to the picturesque Kaipipi Inlet; the southern most point reachable in New Zealand on a bike! Mix of rock and mud; sections of single and double track. Look out for Kiwi if riding at night! Please note that this is part of the Rakiura Track Great Walk - be respective to other trail users!

Access Info

Ride all the way down Main Road; turning right onto the gravel at the bottom of Airport road and all the way to the Fern Gully road-end.

More Stats for Kaipipi Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -122 ft
  • Altitude max
    336 ft
  • Altitude start
    122 ft
  • Grade
    -1.11%
  • Grade max
    -29.595%
  • Grade min
    33.756%
  • Distance climb
    4,612 ft
  • Distance down
    5,208 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,117 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:11
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on Nov 28, 2018
Dry
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Kaipipi Track Trail Reports

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      Nov 28, 2018 @ 5:45pm
      Nov 28, 2018
      Easy ride. Towed daughter on trailgator.
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 2:50pm
      Jan 13, 2018
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 9:25pm
      Jun 23, 2017
      Trees down in 2 places, 1 is hoppable, the other requires dismount. Have informed track management.
      Jan 27, 2017 @ 5:32pm
      Jan 27, 2017
      Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 3 miles avg distance
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      • 9 rides
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