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Welcome Rock Trails - Day Tours

Nevis Road | Historic Southland Ski Hut, Garston 9750, New Zealand
+64 27 239 2628
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Two nights in the Mud Hut

The highlight of our two week holiday in central Otago. Perfect weather to hike the 9 km in to the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
GeriJeff
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Get out there!

Had a fantastic day's biking out at Welcome Rock. The trail combines some faster flowing bits with... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Craig S
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Welcome Rock Trails is a private trail on private land, prior payment and booking is required online before embarking on this journey. Suitable for mountain bikers or hikers with the option of overnighting in one of our back country huts. This trail is a single track, cross country mountain bike/hiking trail. Hand built on one of NZ's longest historic water races (water races were channels cut across a hillside bringing water from streams to places where gold was mined). We have called this trail ' The Roaring Lion Trail' as it follows the historic Roaring Lion water race. Welcome Rock Trails prides itself on being a premier private hiking and mountain bike trail that offers historical and ecological guidance. Here you will find a hand built trail located within remote, native, high country farmland that is cloaked in stunning scenery. We are easy to get to and you will find us after a quick one hour drive from Queenstown. At Welcome Rock Trails you will find a truly unique Southern pioneering adventure. A day out of Queenstown with our experienced, local guide will enlighten those with a keen sense of adventure, culture, place and preservation. You will be transported to the settlement of Garston, met by our experienced, local guide who will enlighten those with a keen sense of adventure, culture, place and preservation. You will be transported to the start of the trail (Historic Ski Hut Nevis Road, Garston). You will then embark on your journey along the 21km hand built single track trail. Once the trail is finished you will be picked up in Garston to return to your destination.
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Nevis Road | Historic Southland Ski Hut, Garston 9750, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

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

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Welcomerocktrails, Owner at Welcome Rock Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

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.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 Craig S
Welcomerocktrails, Owner at Welcome Rock Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you for spending the time to Bike at Welcome Rock. Please come back next season.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

I mountain biked the trail. It is a sensational single trail with plenty to keep you busy on the bike. No boring bits! Throughout the ride you remain elevated with awesome views out over the valley. If you are out for a quick hoon or...More

Thank OtagoShane
Welcomerocktrails, Owner at Welcome Rock Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

So pleased you enjoyed the trail. It is great as you say to either hoon around or spend some time slowly getting around the trail. Thanks so much.

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my bike on this private trail. Plenty of single track with just enough challenge to make it interesting! I did it by myself and there were only a few others on the trail. The weather was clear but there was a very cold...More

Thank Katiepai
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Finally getting around to posting a review of our visit in Feb 2017. We wanted something a bit different between Wanaka and Milford sound, and this delivered in spades. We hiked it in clear ( though breezy) weather. The views on the drive up and...More

Thank SBux18
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Great product, especially if you stay the night. I stayed in the very photogenic Mud Hut and think it was the best out of the options. I found the trails challenging and I enjoyed meeting my limits in privacy (we didn't see another sole for...More

Thank Figall
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I did this mountain bike trip with my husband in late February. We are in our mid to late 50s. I am relatively new to mountain biking. Overall the trails were not too technical. If I thought a corner was too tight, I had plenty...More

Thank Keep_it_Simple1961
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A year ago we rode this trail and vowed to return and stay overnight in one of the huts. We booked the tiny Slate Hut for Saturday night. We walked the 45 minutes into the hut with our sleeping bags, food and wine and set...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Walked this with my parents for Mum's 60th. Our ancestors mined in Nokomai so was a trip down memory lane. Amazing weather and views. Loved our night in the Mud Hut

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Welcome rock is a special place showcasing the beautiful heartland of Central Otago. The walk in to the Mud Hut is a gentle 2-3 hour hike. Allow yourself plenty of time to take in the scenery on both sides of the valley. Great not having...More

Thank TimTams2015
Welcomerocktrails, Owner at Welcome Rock Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Thank you so much, so pleased you had such a wonderful visit.

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