Whites Bay Track Details
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.
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 min506 ft
Altitude max2,251 ft
Altitude start889 ft
Altitude end506 ft
Distance climb1.8 miles
Distance down2.1 miles
Distance flat2,353 ft
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