Northwest of Nelson and north of Motueka, the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park has a network of 15 trails rolling through the coastal bush-covered hills. This park opened in December 2009.
To reach the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park from Motueka, head north on SH60 for about 6km. Turn right heading north on Kaiteriteri Road for about 5.8km into the small beach town of Kaiteriteri. Park immediately at tbd beach on the right. There is no designated parking area for this trail system as of December 2009.
To reach the trails, start riding back south on Kaiteriteri Road crossing the bridge. Turn right heading west on Martin Farm Road for 0.3km. Turn left into signed trail system entrance.
Green - Salivater. A mouth-watering intro to the Park's track network. Easy.
Green - SideWinder. After snaking down the side of a spur through eight switchbacks, it sidles around some gullies before gently climbing to another spur. 600m. Intermediate.
Green - Swamp Monster 1.2km of undulating flow connecting SideWinder to Kimi Ora. Easy.
Green - Glade Runner 1.2 kms and Revelation, 700m. More flow through glades & forest. Easy.
Blue - Half-Pipe If you love switchbacks, you'll love this direct route back to the Trailer Park. Intermediate.
Blue - Shady Lady Narrow, winding, single-track that keeps you in the shade on a hot Kaiteriteri day. Intermediate.
Blue - Tank Wide access road with a rutty, steep pitch just before a large water tank. Easiest way up to Bay View. Intermediate.
Blue - Bay View Main firebreak providing access to several downhill track options.Intermediate.
Blue - Short Cut A quick way back onto the track network off the main road. Intermediate.
Black - Connector Downhill only. Moderate to begin with, then sharply steepens. Advanced.
Black - Heartthrob Downhill only. Some ruts, roots and a stream crossing up the skill factor on a steep 2m wide track. Slow down for Glade Runner intersection! Advanced.
Black - Rock'n'Roll Two-way for those that like gut-busting climbs. Slow down for Glade Runner intersection. Advanced.
Black - Tapu Downhill only. Tight single-track along a native forest spur that gets steep & rutty towards the bottom. Advanced.
Black - Velocity Downhill only. Very steep & rutty at top, then a fast firebreak downhill with two track options half-way down. Right fork steepens just before Revelation intersection. Possible to ride 3/4 up to a large pine from bottom entrance. Expert at top, then Intermediate.
Black - Flamin' Nora Downhill only. Very steep & technical single-track most of the way down a beech forest spur. Expert.
Black - Rockface Downhill only. Very steep with giant ruts. Possible to ride to level section just above tree-line for views. Expert.
Overall, Kaiteriteri MTB Park is the 18th most popular mountain bike trail of all 41 mountain biking rides in New Zealand.