Denniston Plateau For Dirt Biking

The 33rd most popular offroad motorcycle trail in New Zealand.

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East of Westport and southwest of Denniston, the Denniston Plateau has a vast network of 4WD roads to explore. 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 dirt bike trail of all 41 dirt biking rides in New Zealand.

Denniston Plateau (NZ)

Denniston Plateau (NZ)


Local Contact(s):  Denniston Plateau Kawatiri Area Office +64-03-788-8008

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

GPS:  -41.742483, 171.802181

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/28/2016

ID:  22054


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