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.

SHUTTLES

DAY SHUTTLE

$99 NMTBC members
$129 Non-NMTBC members
$69 Youth (under 18yrs)

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GORGE FULL SERVICE PACKAGES

Private shuttles at the Gorge plus return transport from Nelson.  Stay a night too, if your want!

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PRIVATE SHUTTLE  – UP TO 8 PEOPLE

Private Shuttle – $999 (maximum 8 people)

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EXPRESS SHUTTLE – UP TO 5 PEOPLE 

Express – $699.  Up to 5 riders from 9am to 2pm
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ACCOMMODATION

BARRY’S LODGE ACCOMMODATION

Barry’s Lodge
– sleeps up to 14
– $135 (up to 3), or the whole lodge $560 (up to 14)

GIBBS LODGE ACCOMMODATION AND PRIVATE SHUTTLE

Gibbs Lodge is not your average mountain hut! With spectacular views, linen provided, fully equipped kitchen, pizza oven and an open fire.

Gibbs Lodge and Private Shuttle – $1,499 (for up to 8). From 10 September 2022, this package is only available Monday to Thursday. (We assume you will arrive at 8am – ride then stay.  Let us know if this is not what you expect!)

Gibbs Lodge only – $599
Shuttles need to be booked separately. (We assume you will arrive about 3.30pm if you are staying and not riding on the day of arrival.  If you are riding and staying on the same day, we assume you will arrive at 8am).

 Check out our STAY page for more info.

OTHER RIDING OPTIONS

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!

MTB Events & Specials

A TYPICAL RIDING DAY

OUR MTB TRAILS

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GETTING TO THE GORGE

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