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Trail Notices and Alerts

Trail Notices and Alerts

Keep up to date with trail status including any maintenance, closures or detours

Please respect all trail notices THEY'RE FOR YOUR SAFETY!!  This is especially relevant for the Section between Picton and Tuamarina where  our constuction and maintenance crews will not expect riders on the trail.

Some of the trail passes through private land and working vineyards, for your safety and the continued support of the community please respect their rules.


The trail is a work in progress and Contractors are managing Health & Safety risks.  To keep safe please adhere to all safety signs and barriers.

Old Beach Road exit:  Kaikōura town - Middle Creek section

22 July 2024:  Change of trail layout.  New safer exit from Whale Trail to Old Beach Road including gradient reduction.


Make use of the stopping area to regroup and check for traffic before heading over Middle Creek bridge and off towards the Hapuku Bush Trail section

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Wairau Bridge safety upgrade: Southern access point

19 July 2024:  Change of trail layout.  Curb installed to prevent cylists leaving marked trail and riding on gravel road.  This is a busy industrial site with fully laden truck & trailer units using the road heading to the quarry and concrete plant.


Please take note of changed layout and DO NOT ride on the gravel road, users are asked to remain on designated safe dual use cycle / walking trail and follow signage advising of safe route.

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