Great Taste Trail to the Abel Tasman

The Great Taste Trail Coastal Route is an off-road cycle trail running from Nelson city, to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the  Abel Tasman National Park. Below are some photos taken along this section of the trail.


DSCF6167This 2 km section of the Great Taste Trail follows the Easy Rider trail in the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park.

DSCF6165 A view from the trail to the Abel Tasman National Park

2014-03-23 16.01.47There are two sets of tight corners in the mountain bike park and less confident cyclists might want to dismount here

DSCF5862A view of the trail near Riwaka

DSCF5873Riwaka Wharf

DSCF6149 The trail runs along the estuary at Motueka, with views across to the sandspit

DSCF6115Near Lower Moutere, the views are across farmland to the Western Ranges which are snow-clad in winter

DSCF6093 A view of the trail along the hilly section between Tasman village and Lower Moutere

GreatTasteTrailViewtoAbelTasAnother view along the trail. The coast of the Abel Tasman National Park is visible in the far distance

DSCF6063The trail near Tasman village. The Jester House Cafe is just around the corner

DSCF6067The Jester House Cafe (winner, Cafe of the Year 2013) has a fabulous rambling garden which is heaven for children. And there are tame eels too!

DSCF6065In the garden at the Jester House Cafe, Tasman village

Great Taste Trail

Great Taste Trail

DSCF6121The trail runs past Riverside Community, one of the oldest alternative communities in New Zealand

DSCF6122A view of Riverside Community

DSCF6136Near the Riverside Community Cafe

DSCF6134In the garden beside the Riverside Community Cafe

DSCF6078A trail-side fruit stall

DSCF6081Plum trees planted alongside the trail near Tasman village

DSCF6110A view from the trail across apple orchards between Tasman village and Lower Moutere

DSCF6160Simon, the friendly brewer at Hop Federation Brewery, Riwaka

kaiteri2smallOn the beach, Kaiteriteri


The distances and elevations along the Great Taste Trail from Stoke to Kaiteriteri are illustrated above. For a full description of this section of the trail go to “More about the Great Taste Trail” at