15 miles
Distance
7,248 ft
Climb
-7,245 ft
Descent
04:56:24
Avg time

Nydia Track Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #12780 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

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.

Access Info

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/)

More Stats for Nydia Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,325 ft
  • Altitude start
    33 ft
  • Altitude end
    36 ft
  • Grade
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -76.019%
  • Grade min
    79.277%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,021 ft
  • Avg time
    04:56:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:48
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Status:
on Jan 1, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (8 votes)

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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Nydia Track Trail Reports

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      Jan 1, 2019 @ 2:01pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      Great condition, slick mossy rocks on both main descents
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:50pm
      Sep 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 @ 1:56am
      Feb 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, ...
      Dec 31, 2016 @ 6:51pm
      Dec 31, 2016
      In great condition, no deadfall. Just don't ride shortly after a rain and it's sweet.
      Feb 7, 2016 @ 5:55pm
      Feb 7, 2016
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      • 21 miles avg distance
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag longliveenduro (Mar 11, 2017 at 16:23)
       In case you consider having a shuttle from bluemoon: it costs 80 NZD to bring your own car to the end of the track. No shuttle with their vehicles!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag TheBikeNerd (Apr 22, 2018 at 0:37)
       The shuttle to the start at Duncan Bay from the Blue Moon shuttle is $100 for a solor rider. It's the $60 from the end back to Havelock, or you can ride on the road for 20km. There should be saving by splitting between multiple people in the same car.

      The out and back option from Duncan Bay to Nydia Bay is good and hits the first main climb and descent. The return from Nydia Bay requires pushing for about 2/3rds of the way, but still only takes about 1 hour (much easier than the out and back on Wakamarina).
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Maetthu (Jan 27, 2019 at 14:40)
       I strongly don`t recommend the Bluemoon Lodge! They now increased to 120$ (in 2017 it was 80$, in 2018 100$) for that they drive you in your own vehicule to Opouri Saddle and bring it back to Havelock. Got the feeling, they are just after your money. Do it with Helibike Nelson... Bluemoon Lodge is also not a nice place to stay. Better stay at the Nydia Bay On The Track Lodge and make a two day trip out of it...
      Watertaxi from Kaiuma Bay is still 60$.
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