15 miles
7,361 ft
-7,359 ft
Avg time

Nydia Track Details

  • Riding area
    South Island
    My City
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • 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. Blue Moon Lodge in Havelock can organise shuttles (http://www.bluemoonhavelock.co.nz/)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nydia Track mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,327 ft
  • Altitude start
    33 ft
  • Altitude end
    36 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Feb 13, 2017
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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Nydia Track Trail Reports

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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1 Review & 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!

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