Nydia Track Details
- Mountain Bike
- Trail Running
Hiking SAC ScaleT3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
Trail TypeWilderness Trail
Bike TypeAM, XC
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular direction shown
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
Trail VisibilitySometimes hard to follow
TTFs on TrailRock Face, Rock Garden
Global Ranking#12780 in Mountain Biking
Local Popularity70 in Mountain Biking [+]
- 5 in Trail Running
- 100 in Hiking
Start at Opouri Saddle end and ride the Opouri Bridle Track for an extra bit of technical downhill, or head into Duncan Bay and start from there.
The track was once well benched, now taken over by nature and tree roots. Rocks and root riddles the track leading you over the Nydia Saddle at 370m and into Nydia Bay. You then head inland through farmland before heading over a second saddle, Kaiuma at 387m.
This is a technical ride which can take between 4-7 hours to ride. The track finishes on Kaiuma Bay Rd, 16km's from State Highway 6 and another 3km's to Havelock.
The trail works best from Duncan Bay to Kaiuma because if you are a good rider you can ride most uphill sections and down, the downs are more technical than the ups, so the other way would seem more of a hike-a-bike, although the descents more achievable.
Not recommended in the wet.
From the Rai Valley township, cross the river and head 26km's northeast on Opouri Rd to Opouri Saddle (500m). Start here (see Opouri Bridle Track), or head down into Duncan Bay and start from there.
Secure free parking available at Kaiuma (the end of the track) when using the Pelorus Sound Water Taxi shuttle or car relocation option: www.pswt.co.nz
Larger groups can use the water taxi to the start of the track in Duncan Bay.
Blue Moon Lodge in Havelock can organise shuttles (http://www.bluemoonhavelock.co.nz/)
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Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Nydia Track bike trail trail
Altitude change23 ft
Altitude max1,301 ft
Altitude start22 ft
Altitude end46 ft
Distance climb7 miles
Distance down7 miles
Distance flat1 mile
Avg reverse time02:04:11
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- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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Nydia Track Trail Reports
May 11, 2020 @ 12:09amMay 11, 2020
|5 trees down between Nydia bay and Kaiuma bay. all can be climbed over relatively easily. 2 on climb to kaiuma saddle, 2 on descent and 1 on the...|
Dec 31, 2019 @ 10:56amDec 31, 2019
Jan 1, 2019 @ 2:01pmJan 1, 2019
|Great condition, slick mossy rocks on both main descents|
Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:50pmSep 12, 2018
|Large tree (Rimu) down across trail, blocking trail. Mission to even get over it. Just before Kaiuma saddle heading north. Lots of smaller trees...|
Feb 13, 2017 @ 1:56amFeb 13, 2017
|Track is running great. Some treefall though, one fairly big one on the main descent that requires scrambling and log balancing with your bike, ...|
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