Tasman Glacier Road / Old Ball Hut Road For Mountain Biking

The 33rd most popular mountain bike trail in New Zealand.

Southwest of Christchurch and northeast of Queenstown in the Mount Cook National Park, the Tasman Valley Road that becomes the Old Ball Hut 4WD Road is a scenic 15kmmountain bike route up the Tasman Glacier Valley. For the first 6.8km, the Tasman Valley Road is a very wide and well graded gravel road that supports heavy traffic to the scenic view point of the rapidly receding Tasman Glacier. Beyond the glacier viewpoint, the road narrows considerably to a 2-3 meter wide path becoming the Old Ball Hut 4WD road. This road is quite rocky and rough as it passes over glacial morraine in the western flank of the Tasman Glacier.

Overall, Tasman Glacier Road / Old Ball Hut Road is the 33rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 41 mountain biking rides in New Zealand.

Tasman Glacier Road in Mt Cook National Park (NZ)

Tasman Glacier Road in Mt Cook National Park (NZ)

Tasman Glacier Road in Mt Cook National Park (NZ)

Tasman Glacier Road in Mt Cook National Park (NZ)

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park 64-3-435-1186; Southern Alps Guiding 03-4351-890.

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To New Zealand" from

Recommended Map:  "New Zealand Adventure Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  White Horse Hill Campground, Mt Cook Village

Luxury Loding:  Mt Cook Alpine Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  Old Mountaineer Cafe, Mt Cook Village

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  21134

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