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Kahikatea Trail, Tasman

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Kahikatea TrailBeginner

Submitted by Ian Buunk

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Tasman and Nelson


Urban fringe


Totally/mostly flat

Native bush
Open farmlands


0:25 (Slow)
0:20 (Moderate)
0:15 (Fast)



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Head East into the holiday park, past the playground, follow the sign to the Kahikatea Walk. Follow the track and turn left at the first two intersections (I suspect going right would be ok too.) When you get to a gravel road turn right and then turn left in 20m to get back on to single track. After a bit you leave the forest and follow a track beside the golf course. When you get to another gravel road head left and follow this to the river. Just before the river you turn left onto a track which skirts the golf course and takes you bake to the holiday park.

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Features of interest

Part of the track passes through a nice remnant of native forest. Another part is next to the Buller river

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 70%

Gravel Road: 30%

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  • Access

    The run starts at Riverside Holiday Park on the East side of Murchison

    Seems to be plenty of parking

    1 km

    2 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Generally good.

    Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    You could fill up at the camp ground

    Might be best to avoid if there is a massive flood in the Buller

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