We rode the trail in a day and had an awesome experience. Perfect weather conditions, allowed for a relaxed pace with lots of photo stops to enjoy the scenery. We rode in October and it was warm the so make sure you take plenty of...More
Glad you enjoyed the day out and the weather was fine for you all. The trail is more about the journey rather than speed with a few technical challenges along the way. Thanks so much for spending the time to ride the trail 👍
Great day out on a one-day hike around the trail. Walking time around seven hours, really interesting for us as local residents to another old mining area and the relics and races. Superb scenery and Mud hut in particular a real gem. Would also be...More
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out Welcome Rock Trails. Yes the outdoor bath takes some time to heat but is great when it gets there. Any ideas on a better way to get the baths heated would be much appreciated?...More
Fantastic single track with awesome views and interesting stories. On of the best day rides I have riden around the world and compares with some of the best in Europe and the USA
Sorry for the delayed response! So pleased to hear you enjoyed the trail and the stories. 🚵♀️🚵♂️ Hope to see you back one day in the future.
After some car troubles on our drive from Queenstown, we arrived at the carpark later than expected. I messaged Katie and Tom to see if we could move our reservation from the Mud Hut (9km in) to Slate Hut (2km), Katie quickly replied saying that...More
Sorry for the delay and thank you so much for your write up, hope you will be back here again soon on your bike 🚵♀️🚵♂️👍
We walked to Mud Hut for an overnight stay. Easy walk to the hut, although if you follow the very twisty mountain bike trail it takes longer than expected - it took us about 3 hours at a very moderate pace with lots of stops...More
What a wonderful trail. We did it in one day, but we also recommend staying in one of the rustic but peaceful huts. The trail gives you a great exercise aswell as a cultural experience about the chinese goldmining wich happened in New Zealand. Enjoy...More
We did a 2 day hike! First night a short walk to the slate hut and then stayed in the mud hut for our 2nd night. Both were really great and the outdoor baths made it a very memorable and unique experience. The restoration of...More
This was a fantastic hike. We arrived quite late, maybe 4pm and had plenty of time to head into Slate Hut, and actually went back to our campervan for dinner and a bit more of a walk. Fantastic stay, hopped in the outdoor bath under...More
The highlight of our two week holiday in central Otago. Perfect weather to hike the 9 km in to the Mud Hut and a gorgeous evening to enjoy the incredible view. The hut is basic and comfortable. Bring lots of candles (tea lights just not...More
Thank you for spending the time exploring Welcome Rock Trails and the Mud Hut, great that you enjoyed your time even with some snow! Thanks again.
Had a fantastic day's biking out at Welcome Rock. The trail combines some faster flowing bits with a few tight turns and a lot of endless views - good combination of gradients with nothing too steep. The huts and tent look like a great option...More
Thank you for spending the time to Bike at Welcome Rock. Please come back next season.