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Riding in New Zealand

Oct. 24, 2013, 8:18 a.m.
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Hey NSMB, I'm looking for some advice on where to ride in NZ other than Queenstown, which I definitely will be riding. My gf and I are headed down for a year and I'm taking my DH bike with me. If you've lived/visited or know someone who has ridden there I'd appreciate some "can't miss" locations to ride DH specifically.

Thanks in advance!

Oct. 24, 2013, 11:38 a.m.
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Shuttles in Rotorua: http://www.southstaradventures.com/

Good spots all over the country. I haven't been home for a few years, so will leave someone with more recent experience to give you a run down on the current situation.

Oct. 24, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
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Was there in march. Nelson on the south island was really good. Around lake Taupo, Wellington has a bunch of stuff. Like phixx said the entire country has something. Lots of hut to hut bike packing type trails as well. When I go back I'll for sure do more bikepacking there.

http://www.epiccyclist.com/

Oct. 24, 2013, 12:36 p.m.
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Was talking to a kiwi couple in squamish, they were saying nelson has great riding similar to here.

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Oct. 24, 2013, 12:54 p.m.
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Nice thanks guys!

The bike packing sounds like fun, but maybe not so much with a DH bike? I should get my body used to pedaling more and get an all mountain there!

Oct. 24, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
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Was there in march. Nelson on the south island was really good. Around lake Taupo, Wellington has a bunch of stuff. Like phixx said the entire country has something. Lots of hut to hut bike packing type trails as well. When I go back I'll for sure do more bikepacking there.

If you do want to do a bike pack, the Heaphy Track is incredible. I wrote a post about it when I did it a couple of years back: http://version3.co.nz/the-v3-guide-to-mountain-biking-the-heaphy/

Oct. 25, 2013, 11:26 a.m.
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If you do want to do a bike pack, the Heaphy Track is incredible. I wrote a post about it when I did it a couple of years back: http://version3.co.nz/the-v3-guide-to-mountain-biking-the-heaphy/

unfortunately when I was there I had so many things to do I just did not have the time. Such a cool country, I love every thing about N-Z. Nice post BTW

http://www.epiccyclist.com/

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