The Gorge Mountain Pike Park - World class trails!
The Gorge MTB Park - World class trails!

The Gorge MTB Park, Nelson - 70km of NZ's top trails!

“Everything about the Gorge was top notch!! The staff, tracks, huts, and transport were so bloody good!” Matt 

Nelson Mountain Bike ClubSituated just south of Nelson, deep in the Wairoa Valley, ‘The Gorge’ is home to over 70km of world class hand-built single track. Trails start at grade 3 and go all the way to grade 6. You will get almost 1000m descending on every top to bottom run! Check out the most ‘backcountry’ feeling bike park in NZ.

The Gorge is operated by the Nelson Mountain Bike Club (NMTBC) for the benefit of our members and guests. To maximise your Nelson riding experience and gain member discounts, please become a member. NMTBC manage and maintain the trails and accommodation with a small crew and a large number of  club volunteers. Check out the current projects and how you can help.

RIDE

Shuttle Pass: 1 Day

$99 Nelson MTB Club Members
$129 Non-Members
$69 Youth

21% grade 3, 52% Grade 4, 32% Grade 5 and a couple of Grade 6.
The shuttles run from 8.30 to last shuttle up at 3pm.

We Provide

70km of hand built single track!! 21% grade 3, 52% Grade 4, 32% Grade 5 and a couple of Grade 6.
Numbered routes down to help with navigation, ideal for the first time user to get a feel for the trails.
A day lodge for COFFEE
We will give you a radio for your group to keep you informed and in-touch when riding.

Please Bring

If you treat riding at The Gorge like going on a back country ride, then you will have what you need.
Bring your Bike, gloves, knee, and elbow protection and helmet (full face recommended) Snacks and lunch.
Check the weather before you come and choose the appropriate clothing – raincoat if it wet and warm jacket if it’s cold.

Restrictions

No Smoking or vaping.

Other Information

By booking the Gorge product, you are accepting all risk associated with the activity as per T&C

 
 

Wahine at Wairoa

Women's only day - $80
28th Jan

The whole park is booked for all those inspired woman riders out there! This is a great chance for you to get together with friends and enjoy at day at the Gorge.  Whether this will be your first time at the Gorge or you are a regular our Women’s only days always have a fun, positive and supportive vibe.  We’d love to see you there!

We Provide:

70km of hand built single track!!
Shuttles up and a day lodge.
We will give you a radio for your group to keep you informed and in touch.

Please Bring

If you treat riding at The Gorge like doing a back country ride
then you will have what you need.
Bring a Bike: Enduro style, gloves and helmet snacks and lunch.
Check the weather before you come and choose the appropriate clothing.

Restrictions

No smoking within the park.

Wasp Wipe Out

Join our volunteers at our annual Wasp Wipeout!
29th Jan & 5th Feb

NEW DATES

Each year we get a group of volunteers together to help put out wasp bait and then collect the bait traps in a week or so later.  The bait out date will be 12th Feb and the bait in date 19th Feb (to be confirmed based on wasp behaviour and weather).  Please register your interest via the link above.

Please bring:

You can choose to help put out either by foot or bike. Make sure you bring suitable clothing, footwear, food and drink to be out and about for the days and hanging out near wasps!

 
Restrictions

No Smoking.
No riding up the on the Shuttle road.

E-Bike/XC Day

$49 Per Rider
Start With One Uplift
Best Way To See The Gorge

This could be the best way to ride the Gorge. Get shuttle up to the top and then you the best of what ever trail you want down to Weiner road. THEN SINGLE TRACK CLIMBING at its best!!

We Provide

70km of hand built single track!!
1 Shuttle up the park and a day lodge.
Electricity to charge you up.
We will give you a radio for your group to keep you informed of trail happenings and when we have a fresh pot of coffee on.

Please Bring

If you treat riding at The Gorge like doing a back country
ride then you will have what you need. Bring your Bike,
charger, gloves, protection and helmet (full face recommended)
Snacks and lunch.
Check the weather before you come and choose the
appropriate clothing.

Restrictions

No Smoking.
No riding up the on the Shuttle road.

Other Information

By purchasing your ticket to ride you are accepting all risk associated with the activity as per T&C.
Refunds will only be given with 7 days notice

Private Shuttle: 1 Day

$1400 - Max 8 People
Mon -Thur Only
Late Start Available

Hire the whole park for you and your mates! For week days only-Monday to Thursday, and you can also request to have a later starting time if you wish. Nelson MTB club membership required for the person booking. $1400 (max 8)
Please add any requests in the Special Instructions notes field on ‘Your Details’ page.

We Provide

70km of hand built single track!!
Shuttles up and a day lodge.
We will give you a radio for your group to keep you informed and in touch.

Please Bring

If you treat riding at The Gorge like doing a back country ride
then you will have what you need.
Bring a Bike: Enduro style, gloves and helmet snacks and lunch.
Check the weather before you come and choose the appropriate clothing.

Restrictions

No smoking within the park.

STAY

Barry's Bunk House

$135 Per Room - 3 Beds
$560 Whole Lodge
Sleeps 14 In Total

Book a 3 bed bunk room for $135
or the whole lodge for $560 – 14 beds.
Barry’s is very comfortable gas heated two story lodge that sleeps up-to 14
The lodge has hot showers, kitchen and lounge facilities.
You will need to bring your own food and linen/sleeping bag.
The kitchen has cooking and serving utensils.
Barry’s is Shoe free, please bring Slippers for inside.

We Provide

Heating, beds and a kitchen, BBQ.

Please Bring

Food, a sleeping bag and pillow case. (the sheets on the bunks are a mattress cover only.)
There are no blankets or linen provided.
All food including sugar, salt etc:-there are no condiments supplied.

Restrictions

No Smoking.
Shoe free inside
Please arrive by 4.00pm.
Packed up and leaving the hut tidy and clean by 8.30am

Other Information

There is a 7 days non refund cancellation policy for accommodation.
Please ensure you have your shuttle ticket booked!!
If the accommodation is left dirty, there will be a $300 cleaning fee.

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Gibb's Lodge

$699 - Max 8 People
Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Amazing Views

Not your average mountain hut with room for 8!!
There are four double/twin rooms and a double en suite.
There is a wood fired pizza oven, open fire and fully equipped kitchen. Bike workshop area and a view that we will throw in for free!! Max 9 pax.

We Provide

Bedding and kitchen (limited condiments) with plenty of pots and pans.

Please Bring

Bike, clothing and food, beer and wine..and pack so that you can carry a couple of hundred metres is required!!

Restrictions

No Smoking.
Packed up, leaving the hut tidy and clean by 9am

Other Information

There is a 7 days non refund cancellation policy for accommodation.
Please liaise with us regarding when you will meet us for your ride up to the accommodation. The accommodation is only accessible via the Gorge shuttle vehicles.
Please leave the hut as you found it. Please strip the bedding from the beds and leave in the amenities area.

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COMBO DEALS

Barry's Bunk
Sleep & Shred

Shuttle + Barry's Hut
$1699 for 14 People
Saving of $670

Group booking of Barry’s hut and a shuttle for up to 14 people. Shred and Stay.
Add another day’s shuttle for a full weekend at The Gorge
At $1699 for 14 people, a saving of $$670.
Your chance to check out some of the best single track in the World!!
Comfortable, warm and a short roll to the shuttle.

We Provide

70km of hand built single track!! 21% grade 3, 52% Grade 4, 32% Grade 5 and a couple of Grade 6.
All day revolving shuttles
Numbered routes down to get a feel for the trails
A day lodge for COFFEE
We will give you a radio for your group to keep you informed and in-touch when riding.

Please Bring

Food and bedding as Barry’s has beds but not bedding.
If you treat riding at The Gorge like doing a back country ride, then you will have what you need. Bring your Bike, gloves, protection, and helmet (full face recommended) Snacks and lunch.
Check the weather before you come and choose the appropriate clothing – raincoat if it wet and warm jacket if it’s cold.

Restrictions

No Smoking or vaping.
Masks on in all shuttles

Other Information

By turning up to ride to ride you are accepting all risk associated with the activity as per T&C

More info & Pics

Gibb's Lodge + Private Shuttle

Private Shuttle + Gibb's Hutt
$1799 - Max 8 People
Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Hire the whole park and stay the night, at Not your average mountain hut with room for 8 plus your own private shuttle-this is too good to be true!!
Mid week only Monday to Thursday.
But wait, there is more:
There is a wood fired pizza oven, fire pit and fully equipped kitchen. Bike workshop area and a view that we will throw in for free!!
Booking Gibbs also gives you private shuttles on your own timetable-we will discuss what works best for you. Cost $1799(max 8)

Please Bring

Bike, clothing and food, beer and wine..

Restrictions

No Smoking. Only take in what you can carry.

Other Information

Please liaise with us regarding when you will meet us for your ride up to the accommodation. The accommodation is only accessible via the Gorge shuttle vehicles.
Please leave the hut as you found it. Please strip the bedding from the beds and leave in the bags provided.

More info & Pics

Gorge Full
Service

Private Shuttle Day
Transport From Nelson
Return
INCLUDES TRANSPORT FROM NELSON TO THE GORGE & RETURN
 

This is a perfect option for anyone flying in from out of town.  Our shuttle driver is NMTBC sponsor – Helibike Nelson (van shuttle, not helicopter sorry!)  Please email to book these options.

Gift Voucher
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Purchase a Gift Voucher
Shuttles, Accommodation,
Combo Deals

EVENTS AND SPECIALS

We have lots of exciting new options and specials coming up over the next few months. Check out our Events and Specials page to find out more!

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