iconBike-blackTorea Saddle to Anakiwa

distanceIcon Distance: 20.5 km timeIcon Approx Time: 4 hr climbIcon Total Climb: 600m experienceIcon Skill Level: Experienced (full section) / Novice (Waterfall Bay to Anakiwa)

The track passes through private land in this section. Make sure you have your QCTLC Pass - click here for more information »

This section of the track begins with a long steep climb, lots of pushing and rewarding switch backs on descent. The section Waterfall to Anakiwa starts off as a narrow and undulating track becoming wider and more moderate in the mid section with a long descent to Anakiwa.

This makes a good day trip with bikers able to continue from Anakiwa to Picton along the picturesque Queen Charlotte Drive road.

It is also possible to cycle as far as Mistletoe Bay via the Kenepuru Road, which offers an easier ride at sea level from Torea Saddle.

This section is available to mountain biking throughout the year.

Boat transport should be organised prior to arrival. Accommodation options in the Anakiwa area include Anakiwa 401 Self-catering Guesthouse, Anakiwa Lodge, Tirimoana House, The Sounds Retreat and Smiths Farm Holiday Park.

At Anakiwa there is a shelter, a public card phone, toilet, car park and bike wash. Mountain bikers catching water taxi services are collected from the first jetty on your left at Anakiwa.

This section is open to mountain biking throughout the year.

QUICK FACTS

Pick up / Drop off Points

Torea Bay, Lochmara Bay, Mistletoe Bay, Waterfall Bay, Davies Bay, Anakiwa

Accommodation

Portage Resort Hotel, Debretts Backpackers, Treetops Backpackers, Lochmara Lodge, Mistletoe Bay Eco Village, Te Mahia Bay Resort, Hopewell Lodge, Anakiwa 401 Self-catering Guesthouse, Anakiwa Lodge, Tirimoana House, The Sounds Retreat, Smiths Farm Holiday Park

Camping

Cowshed Bay campsite (DOC), Mistletoe Bay Eco Village, Davies Bay campsite (DOC)

Toilets

Cowshed Bay campsite, Torea Saddle, Te Mahia Saddle, Mistletoe Bay Eco Village, Davies Bay campsite, Anakiwa

Water

Cowshed Bay campsite, Davies Bay campsite