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 33rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 41 mountain biking rides in New Zealand.