Denniston Plateau For Mountain Biking

The 31st most popular mountain bike trail in New Zealand.

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East of Westport and southwest of Denniston, the Denniston Plateau has a vast network of mountain bike tracks to explore. Track surfaces vary from gravel roads to rocky tracks and some short walking sections. All circuits have sections of track that range from Grade 2 (easy) to Grade 3 (intermediate). Some of the more technical/hazardous sections of track are marked on the ground by yellow signs. The arid, scrub bush tracks are well-marked throughout this former open pit coal mining quary land.

To reach the trailhead from Westport, head north on SH67 for 17km into Waimangaroa. Veer right heading northeast on McGill Road for 0.8km. Continue straight on Conns Creek Road for 8.4km into Denniston. Veer right and park on right in small three car parking area (no trailhead facilities).

Overall, Denniston Plateau is the 31st most popular mountain bike trail of all 41 mountain biking rides in New Zealand. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Denniston Plateau including Tiropahi Tram Track and Croesus Track.

Denniston Plateau (NZ)

Denniston Plateau (NZ)

Denniston Plateau Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Denniston Plateau Kawatiri Area Office +64-03-788-8008; Westland Mountain Bike Club 64-03-768-4060

Recommended Book:  "Tramping in New Zealand" from Jim DuFresne

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

Base Camp:  None

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  None

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  -41.742483, 171.802181

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  22034

Denniston Plateau Mountain Biking Map


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