Torea Saddle to Anakiwa
Distance: 20.5 km Approx Time: 4 hr Total Climb: 600m Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced / Expert (full section) / Intermediate (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 (Grade 5/expert), 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.
Pick up / Drop off Points
The Portage, Treetops Backpackers, Lochmara Lodge, Hopewell Lodge, Mistletoe Bay Eco Village, Te Mahia Bay Resort, Anakiwa 401 Self-catering Guesthouse, Anakiwa Lodge, Tirimoana House, The Sounds Retreat, Smiths Farm Holiday Park