4 miles
Distance
1,668 ft
Climb
-2,051 ft
Descent
01:25:24
Avg time

Whites Bay Track Details

  • Riding area
    Rarangi
    Rarangi
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

The Mt Robertson is a 20km loop track that is a scenic cross country route which demands a good level of fitness and confidence when descending.

Park your car in Whites Bay, then ride back to the road and head north uphill for 3km's before turning left at the Loop Track Sign (about 50m past the crest of the hill). After 1.4km's you'll pass a pylon. Head through the gate and right to stay on the Loop Track where it narrows into single track.

Expect it to take about 1 hour for the first 14km's from Whites Bay to the signposted fork at the top of the ridge where you can choose to head up Mt Robertson (about 1 hour away and mostly hard uphill riding - but great fun downhill). At this point if you don't decide to do the 'there and back' trip up Mt Robertson, the Loop Track heads south through tight singletrack. Follow the Whites Bay signs.

At the end, follow the pylon track to a fork, head sharp left where you'll reach the road between Whites Bay and Rarangi. Turn left and head back to Whites Bay to your car.

This descent is narrow and rough but great fun. There are a lot of tree roots so riding it in or after the rain is not advised. Due to the tree roots avoid this track in the wet or after rain.

Access Info

From Blenheim head north on SH1 to Tuamarina. Turn east at the Rarangi signpost and go to Whites Bay.

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More Stats for Whites Bay Track mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -383 ft
  • Altitude min
    506 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,251 ft
  • Altitude start
    889 ft
  • Altitude end
    506 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.014%
  • Grade min
    49.833%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,353 ft
  • Avg time
    01:25:24
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on Nov 18, 2017
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Whites Bay Track Trail Reports

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Whites Bay Track, Rarangi

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Sky to Sea: From the top of Mt. Robertson to...
19 | Nov 2, 2017 , Rarangi
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