Wairoa Gorge Bike Park

2 Day– 1 Night
Wairoa Gorge Bike Park

 

Description

Trail Journeys in conjunction with the Nelson Mountain Bike Club, are excited to offer a once in a lifetime package of two days riding at the Wairoa Gorge Bike Park and a one night stay at the Wairoa Gorge Lodge. The NMTBC recently gained access to the 841-hectare Wairoa Gorge Bike Park, situated deep in the Wairoa Valley, just outside Nelson. ‘The Gorge’ is home to 70km’s of hand-built mountain bike trails that run through a lush native beech forest and begin at a maximum elevation of 1200m. The trails themselves are amazingly varied, they have been painstakingly created over several years by the best trail builders in New Zealand and it shows in their quality.

Wairoa Gorge is not a normal bike park, it’s special. The tracks have been handcrafted, the natural environment is being protected and it has a relaxed club vibe, where people ride together and help each other on arguably some of the best trails in the world. It’s very different to other bike parks and our package will ensure you experience these awesome trails in a very unique way. 

This package is suitable for groups of 8 – 14 people. All you need to do is turn up and Trail Journeys will take care of the rest. This facility is only on a 12 month lease to NMTBC, so this could be your only chance to ride this amazing park. Private access to the WGBP will be arranged by Trail Journeys (Mon - Thurs) for you and your mates. 

NB: For Private Access (Friday to Saturday) – POA
The Gorge Lodge is available for bookings from Monday to Saturday only (not Sunday)

 

Day 1 - Nelson Airport to Wairoa Gorge - 50 minutes - Meals: Snacks, Lunch, Dinner

We suggest you arrive at Nelson Airport as early as possible or travel to Nelson the day before, it’s no problem to arrange another night’s accommodation in Nelson City or the Wairoa Gorge lodge depending on your requirements.

 

Itinerary
0700-0800    Arrival / Pickup – Travel to Wairoa Gorge
0830              Time to tag in, and load up the shuttles for the day
0900-1000    Shuttle up to Irvine’s hut
1000-1200    Shuttling, pick up times at Razor Bridge approximately every 50 minutes
1200-1230    Lunch at Irvine’s Hut
1230-1500    More shuttles, more riding
1600              Riders head back to Robbie’s car park, tag out and head to the lodge

 

Day 2 - Wairoa Gorge – Nelson Airport - Meals: Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch

0800              Breakfast
0830              Time to tag in again and load up the shuttles for the day
0900-1000    Shuttle up to Irvine’s hut
1000-1200    Shuttling, pick up times at Razor Bridge approximately every 50 minutes
1200-1230    Lunch at Irvine’s Hut
1230-1500    More shuttles, more riding
1600              Riders head back to Robbie’s car park, tag out and head back to the lodge
1700              Travel to the airport for departure, we suggest you book your flights for 1830 or later

 

Trail Grading

The Wairoa Gorge Bike Park is not for beginner or novice riders. If you’re not used to “Nelson style” riding you might find some of the trails a little more difficult than the grading’s used in other places. We suggest you add 1 grade to all the difficulty grades on the map. A WGBP grade 2 is like a Rotorua grade 3, for example.  

Note – knee pads are mandatory. 

 

Availability:

  • 2017 - 2018

Inclusions:

  • All transport 
  • One nights accommodation at the Wairoa Gorge Lodge
  • Bedding
  • All meals listed, plus tea / coffee / snacks & bottled water
  • Hosting
  • Lodge cleaning
  • Wairoa Gorge Bike Park Membership
  • Full access to Wairoa Gorge Bike Park (2 days)
  • Shuttles (2 days)

Optional Add On’s:

  • Rent a Scott Genius 720 Plus LT (Long Travel) with all safety equipment including full face helmet, knee and elbow pads –  $200 per day
  • Bike build – $50 per bike 
  • Bike build including set up –  $75
  • Pre Gorge bike tune and check –  $50
  • Arranged accommodation for arrival in Nelson the previous day – P.O.A
  • Provision of additional beverages – P.O.A
  • Extended itineraries – The Old Ghost Road / Heaphy Track / Kaiteriteri MTBP – POA

Prices:  minimum 8 people (Adults only 18+) 
Retail Rate 2017-2018 = NZD$769.00pp