Aorere Goldfields Track For Mountain Biking

The 35th most popular mountain bike trail in New Zealand.

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Northwest of Nelson and Waitapu, the Aorere Goldfields Track is about a 10km route requiring moderate skills.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Nelson, head south on SH6 to SH60. Head north on SH60 to Collingwood. From Collingwood follow the Aorere Valley inland. After 7 kilometres, turn off the main road at Rockville where Aorere Goldfields and Devil's Boots are signposted. Follow the road and rough farm track past Devil's Boots for another 2 kilometres until you reach the Aorere Goldfields car park.

From the parking area, follow the 4WD road to Appos Flat.

Overall, Aorere Goldfields Track is the 35th most popular mountain bike trail of all 41 mountain biking rides in New Zealand. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Aorere Goldfields Track including Queen Charlotte Track, Kaiteriteri MTB Park, Rameka Track, Gibbs Hill Mountain Bike Trail, Wakamarina Track and Waikakaho/Cullen Creek WalkwayDun Mountain.


Local Contact(s):  Picton Visitor Centre +64-3-520-3113; New Zealand Tourism (800) 388-5494

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To New Zealand" from

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

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  -40.718965, 172.595687

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  22046


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