On 2nd February 2018 some damage occurred to the Great Taste Trail Coastal Route. This damage was as a result of an extreme tidal surge caused by a very high tide combined with high winds. The damage is contained to two main areas, in places where the coastal trail was at sea level. We have updated our itinerary descriptions to include any impact of trail closures. The Great Taste Trail Rail Route has not been affected.
The map below shows these areas of damage on the Coastal Route, between Stoke (near Nelson Airport) and Mapua.
Coastal Route near Pics Peanut Butter. Gravel has been laid in some sections where the asphalt has been destroyed. Care needed.
1. Coastal Route from a location near Eddyline Brewery to Landsdowne Rd. There is no safe, off-road detour available for this section. We will transport any multi-day cyclists who are affected by this closure. The closed section is approximately 6km of trail.
2. Coastal Route, Rabbit Island. Safe alternative route using quiet roads are available. The closed section is approximately 2km of trail.
There is one more section of the Coastal Route which is closed. This section is at Ruby Bay, on the outskirts of Mapua en route to Motueka. There is a safe detour in place and this section is approximately 1km of trail.
Questions? Contact us for more information.