Where to Go

Golden Bay is blessed with a variety of places to ride your bike or to walk. For cycling, there are 17 cycleways or tracks, as shown on the map and in the table below (from our 2020 Golden Bay Cycling Strategy). Specific details on some of those rides follow.

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Table 1

MTB Grades Chart

Road Cycling

Mountain Biking

Off-road Cycleways / Walkways

  • Paines Ford - East Takaka walkway / cycleway
  • Pohara Top 10 - Selwyn St



  • Gibbs Hill Track (Mountain biking Wainui - Gibbs Hill - Tōtaranui is allowed from 1 May to 30 September)
  • Heaphy Track (Mountain biking is only allowed from 1 May - 30 November)