3 miles
Distance
835 ft
Climb
-1,385 ft
Descent
00:46:44
Avg time

Opau Loop Track Details

  • Riding Area
    Western Hills
    Wellington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #26712 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A mixture of gravel road, farm track, and a little bit of single track. Takes you gently down into the Opau catchment, returns alongside the Opau wetland and climbs steeply back to the ridgeline on the Opau Bay access road.

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Access Info

Turn off to Makara Beach then head up Opau Rd and follow the road to the end where there is a car park. Gates open daily at 9am, close at 4pm April-September and 6pm October-March. The area is closed during lambing season.

More Stats for Opau Loop Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -550 ft
  • Altitude min
    46 ft
  • Altitude max
    676 ft
  • Altitude start
    599 ft
  • Altitude end
    49 ft
  • Grade
    -3.595%
  • Grade max
    -48.618%
  • Grade min
    49.185%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    871 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:48
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Status:
on Oct 19, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
Directions to opau-loop-track trailhead (-41.230710, 174.700260)
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Opau Loop Track Trail Reports

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Oct 19, 2018 @ 7:40pm
Oct 19, 2018
The last part of the ridge line down to the coast road is not ride-able. A very under rated xc loop with a nice coastline.
May 27, 2015 @ 3:03am
May 27, 2015
Nice technical trail, couple wee slips and puddles, sadly gets cattle destroy it a bit
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag zhoutao929 (Aug 14, 2017 at 17:50)
 Closed for winter ('lambing') till 1 October 2017.
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