Last Updated: 16th Apr 2024

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Kaiteriteri Loop

Motueka, Tasman

Submitted by Talei Hayward

Last Updated: 16th Apr 2024

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 11 ?

Gnarl Factor: 17 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, small hills only

Native bush



Run Makeup


Sealed Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +8.3%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.5%


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Start on Kaiteriteri Beachfront, take the track to Little Kaiteriteri. The Stephens Bay Walk starts at the far end of Little Kaiteriteri beach, and follows the coast right around to Stephens Bay. From here, run along Stephens Bay Road and turn left onto the Riwaka-Kaiteriteri Road. There is a short run along the road (take care as it has very little verge) until you reach the sign at the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park. Follow the "Easy Rider" trail to the start of the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park then switch onto "Cruise Control" followed by "Glade Runner" or "Shady Lady", then "Revelation" which brings you back to Martin Farm Road. You can then either run back to Kaiteriteri Beach front along the road, or take an additional off-road trail which starts at the edge of the estuary and proceeds clockwise around the estuary to the back of the Motorcamp. Most of this run is trail. It pays to be cautious when running in the Mountain Bike Park in case of bikes.

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Parking at Kaiteriteri Beach is plentiful unless it is peak season (summer) when it pays to be there nice and early. Parking is free of charge.

17 km

23 minutes




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Perfect throughout.

Windproof jacket, Cellphone, Map

Water available from a tap at junction of Glade Runner and Shady Lady.

Mountain Bike Park can be muddy after a lot of rain and has, on occasion, been closed.

Watch and listen for bikes in Mountain Bike Park - "Cruise Control" is one-way only but other trails have the possibility of biking in either direction.

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Arron Perriam

Arron Perriam

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Trail Reviews

Great way to explore the bike park and amazing views of the bays

Adam Clifford

January 8

Great loop. The beach and forest parts are really stunning. The road part is meh but it isn’t too long.

Stefanie Parks

May 1, 2021

A perfect holiday trail even at the hottest time of day. There's a new trail almost directly opposite Stephen's Bay that almost eliminates any of the road running.

Rebecca Sunderland

February 8, 2020

Nice loop, we took a couple of longer trails through the mtb park & added on the lookout to the left of Kaiteriteri beach. The MTB park trails are really nice, I prefered running them to the Able Tasman Coastal Track.

Matt Doherty

March 3, 2018

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