Hiking The Nydia Track

The 13th most popular hiking trail in New Zealand.

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Near Nelson, the Nydia Track is a 22km route through forest along the coast. The Nydia Track passes through lush coastal forest and also climbs two saddles to offer nice vistas. This is a challenging mountain bike ride that is technical and rocky with plenty of roots. The best way to ride is to start in the north and head south.

To reach the Tennyson Inlet trailhead, turn off State Highway 6 just north of Rai Valley and travel 27 km to Duncan Bay.

To reach the Kaiuma Bay trailhead from Havelock at Queen Charlotte Road, head west on SH6 for 12.4km to Kaiuma Bay Road. Turn right heading north on Kaiuma Bay road immediately crossing the bridge and veering right. Continue for 24km to the signed trailhead (limited roadside parking).

Overall, Nydia Track is the 13th most popular hiking trail of all 15 hikes in New Zealand. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Nydia Track including Nelson, Rossland, Dun Mountain and Heady Track.

Nydia Track (NZ)

Nydia Track (NZ)


Local Contact(s):  Picton Visitor Centre +64-3-520-3113

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To New Zealand" from

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

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Havelock Motel

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  Havelock Cafe

Reference Source:  click here https://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/

GPS:  -41.234729, 173.790651

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  8/3/2016

ID:  22089


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