Kaikoura Mountain Bike Trails

Kaikoura offers spectacular biking opportunities and is a great way to soak up the breathtaking coastal and mountain views. Be sure to grab a track map from DOC in Ludstone Road or the Kaikoura i-Site in the Westend.

Half Moon Bay to Okiwi Bay
Kowhai River
Mt Fyffe Track

Half Moon Bay to Okiwi Bay

Track distance: Roughly 20kms long
Track grade: Intermediate Grade 3 & Advanced Grade 4
Starting point: Access points with car parking are located at Okiwi Bay and Halfmoon Bay on SH1, and Seaward Valley Road, off SH1.

Key highlights:

  • Ride is bordered by the Kaikoura Range and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Varied vegetation with ocean views.

Good to note:

  • Multi use track so care needs to be taken.
  • Steep in places, good fitness required. Follow the mountain bikers code.

Kowhai River

Track distance: 17.7km single way
Start location: Mt Fyffe carpark

Key highlights:

  • Nice cruisy/relaxed track suitable for the whole family.
  • Beginner grade.

Mt Fyffe Track

Track distance: 8km over 1602meters
Start location: Mt Fyffe carpark( is self-explanatory)

Key highlights:

  • Amazing views, great workout!
  • The start begins in farmland before changing into a technical single track through native bush.
  • There is a junction point in the forest that can be cycled in either direction to form a loop. 

Good to note:

  • Advanced grade.
  • Steep and mountain bikers must give way to walkers.
  • Bikes must be under control at all times.