Big new initiatives have seen many new mountainbike tracks put in throughout Buller. They range from easy grades taking just a few hours, to challenging multi-day tracks which require staying in huts along the way. Most tracks make use of old logging, bullock and mining trails, naturally taking in heritage sites like old mines and workings as part of their routes.
The Heaphy Track, one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks” is now open to mountain bikers from May 1 to September 30 for a three-year trial period staring in 2011 and is set to also become a Great Ride for people of all ages. [More]