View Full Version : Easter riding in the South Island, NZ

04-26-2006, 12:28 AM
Hi all,
A group of us mountain bikers went away to Hanmer (approx 1.5hrs north of Christchurch, (South Island), New Zealand) for a long weekend of biking, socialising and sitting in hotpools. It was an awesome weekend with great mountainbike trails all over the area. Just thought I would share a photo of this wonderful location.

04-26-2006, 02:45 AM
Thanks for making me homesick... :rolleyes: :p ;)

I've never ridden up that way. Must give it a try sometime once I get back home.

kiwi girl
04-26-2006, 01:48 PM
How hard/technical are the trails around Hamner - I've always liked the idea of going but my skill level doesn't extend much further than pottering around bottle lake

04-26-2006, 03:07 PM
There's some trails in the forest that look pretty easy. I'd say on a par with BL, but with a few more ups and downs. Probably I ought to defer to someone who's actually ridden them though... :rolleyes:

04-27-2006, 03:48 AM
Oh yeah, homesick even tho' it's not home...been all round the North Island coast but the only Mainland riding I did was around Marlborough-Nelson Lakes-Nelson and back to Picton and the Cook Strait Fairy.

Wonder where that BF is now. :o I am sure better off where I am -and with whom ;)